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Starbucks Launches Prepaid Card With Chase

Starbucks has partnered with Chase to launch a new prepaid debit card. The Starbucks Rewards Visa Prepaid Card is the first prepaid or debit product where you can earn Stars (reward points) outside of Starbucks. It is the only general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid product that allows you to earn Stars for purchases you make […]

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MGM Buying Empire City Casino for $850 Million

MGM Resorts, owner of the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas and 28 casinos around the country, has agreed to purchase the Empire City Casino in Yonkers and racetrack for $850 million. MGM Resorts is purchasing the facility with its real estate investment trust MGM Growth Properties (MGP).  MGM Resorts and MGP have entered into an […]

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Accenture to Spend $200 Million on Education, Training

NEW YORK — Consulting firm Accenture plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years to help train and educate disadvantaged people with job skills for the digital age. “As a technology leader, we have an obligation to apply new scalable technology solutions to help solve complex societal challenges,” said Pierre Nanterme, […]

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E-Trade Reports April Trading Activity

NEW YORK — E*TRADE Financial Corporation has released its Monthly Trading Activity Report for April 2018. Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) for April were 249,939, a 12 percent decrease from March and a 28 percent increase from the year-ago period. Derivatives represented 35 percent of DARTs during the month. The Company added 188,056 gross new […]

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NY Times Adds Asia Tech Columnist

The NY Times has hired Li Yuan, a China tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal, to be its first Asia technology columnist for the Business section. She starts in May and will be based in Hong Kong. Li has been a China tech columnist at WSJ since 2015, writing a weekly column called China […]

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Largest Chick-fil-A Opens in Downtown NY

Chicken sandwich fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has opened its largest location in Downtown Manhattan in the Financial District. Located at 144 Fulton Street next to Fulton Center Station, the new Chick-fil-A has 12,000 square feet and a rooftop terrace (pictured above). The restaurant features five levels, kiosk ordering technology, and seating for 140 guests. The restaurant […]

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Dow Jones Launches Print Magazine for Mansion Global

While many magazines are going online only, Dow Jones is doing the opposite with Mansion Global. The Wall Street Journal publisher has launched a print magazine this month based on its popular luxury real estate website. The first issue of Mansion Global magazine appeared in the March 19th edition of Barron’s magazine, polybagged with the […]

Funding News

Glossier Secures $52 Million Funding

NEW YORK — Beauty company Glossier Inc., has raised a $52 million Series C funding round, bringing its total funding to date at $86 million. This new round was led by existing investors IVP and Index Ventures. Glossier is best known for its proprietary portfolio of top-rated products across the skincare, makeup, body, and fragrance […]