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Phoenix Investors Buys Former IBM Campus Near Binghamton

ENDICOTT, NY — Phoenix Investors has purchased a former IBM campus made up of 29 buildings and encompassing 130 acres near Binghamton. The campus is commonly known as the birthplace of IBM and comprises approximately 4 million square feet in Endicott, NY. The cluster of buildings, generally encompassing downtown Endicott is now known as the Huron […]

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Cornell Tech, Google Launch $150K NYC Startup Competition

The Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech, in partnership with Google for Startups and industry nonprofit Tech:NYC, announced the launch of the “NYC Recovery Challenge.” The challenge will bring together startup entrepreneurs from across the five boroughs to pitch tech solutions for New York’s recovery to a panel of business, economic, and policy experts […]

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Cornell Renames Hotel School Following $50 Million Donation

Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration is getting a new name after receiving a $50 million gift from alumni Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and his wife Stephanie Nolan ’84. (Photo above: Stephanie Nolan and husband Peter Nolan at their home in Trumansburg, NY along Cayuga Lake. [Photo by Jason Koski/Cornell University]) The donation will […]


JPMorgan Buys College Financial Platform Frank

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co announced it has acquired Frank, a fast-growing college financial planning platform, to help millions of students and their families navigate their financial journey to college and beyond. Terms of the purchase weren’t disclosed. The firm will acquire Frank’s entire business, including its Easy FAFSA, Classfinder College Course Marketplace, […]

Banks News

American Express Partners With Extend to Create Virtual Credit Cards

American Express is partnering with Extend, a New York City-based financial technology firm specializing in virtual cards, to expand virtual Card solutions for U.S. businesses. U.S. companies with an eligible American Express Business Card can now enroll and create virtual Cards, also known as tokens, through Extend’s app or desktop login in as little as […]


Mastercard Invests $5 Million in Historically Black Colleges

PURCHASE, NY — Mastercard is giving grants totaling $5 million to two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Morehouse College and Spelman College, to develop the Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE). The CBE will further the development of cutting-edge entrepreneurial programming, thought leadership, networking and academic and mentorship opportunities for aspiring Black entrepreneurs. The philanthropic […]


Match Group to Join S&P 500

NEW YORK — Match Group — owner of dating websites, Tinder and Plenty of Fish — is joining the prestigious S&P 500 Index along with Ceridian HCM and Brown & Brown. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced it will make the following index adjustments to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, and S&P SmallCap 600 […]


Pfizer Covid Vaccine Given Full Approval by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use […]

News Retail

Serena Williams to Sell Jewelry Exclusively at Zales Stores

Zales, one of the nation’s leading mall-based jewelry retailers with over 700 stores, has formed an exclusive deal to sell Serena Williams Jewelry, the fine jewelry collection of 23-time Grand-Slam tennis champion Serena Williams.. The popular diamond store will become the sole retailer of Serena Williams Jewelry in the United States, which includes new designs […]

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Wegman’s to Open Manhattan Store in 2023

Wegmans, a popular Rochester-based supermarket chain, will open its first Manhattan store with developer Vornado Realty Trust. The Manhattan Wegmans, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023, will be located at Vornado’s 770 Broadway, the former site of the Astor Place Kmart. Wegmans opened its first NYC store in the Brooklyn Navy Yard […]