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All Home Depot Stores to Close Daily at 6 PM

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced it is temporarily adjusting store hours in response to COVID-19. Beginning Thursday, March 19, stores will now close daily at 6 p.m., while opening hours will remain unchanged. The company has 2,292 Home Depot stores in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico with over 400,000 […]

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Fox Buys Tubi Streaming Service for $440 Million

NEW YORK – Fox Corporation has agreed to buy Tubi, a free ad-supported streaming service, for approximately $440 million in net cash. The Tubi deal is part of FOX’s long-term strategic initiative to broaden and enhance FOX’s direct-to-consumer digital reach and engagement. FOX will finance the deal by selling its stake in Roku, a maker […]

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MGM Closes Empire City Casino in Yonkers

MGM Resorts International announced that it has temporarily closed Empire City Casino in Yonkers because of the coronavirus. The resort suspended operations as of 6 a.m. EST today. MGM Resorts anticipates re-opening Empire City Casino by March 28, but will continue to re-evaluate the status. Empire City is the first and only casino in New York State to […]

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Supermarkets Cutting Hours to Stock Shelves

Supermarkets in New York and around the country are reducing hours to stock shelves and clean and sanitize due to the coronavirus. Stores have been experiencing a run on essential items for fear of quarantine and many chains are restricting sales of sanitizer, toilet paper and medicines. Wegman’s — a chain based in Rochester and […]

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Undergoes Heart Surgery

NEW YORK — Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase and one of the best known executives on Wall Street, underwent emergency heart surgery Thursday morning after experiencing chest pains. The 63-year old Dimon experienced an acute aortic dissection and doctors performed emergency heart surgery to repair the dissection. He is expected to make a full […]

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Time Names 100 Women of the Year

NEW YORK —  TIME magazine has released a new list of the 100 Women of the Year: the leaders, innovators, activists, entertainers, athletes and artists who defined a century. For the first time in the magazine’s history, TIME is publishing 100 different TIME covers for each woman. Inspired by TIME’s annual Person of the Year, […]

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NY Times Hires New Finance Editor

The New York Times has hired Anupreeta Das as its new finance editor. Das spent 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, most recently as deputy business editor. At WSJ, Das helped supervise a wide swath of business and technology coverage, shaping daily news and enterprise. Among the stories she was closely involved in were […]

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Author Dan Brown to Release Children’s Book Wild Symphony

NEW YORK — New York Times best-selling author Dan Brown, best known for writing The Da Vinci Code, is writing his first children’s book WILD SYMPHONY later this year. Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish WILD SYMPHONY. The debut picture book will be accompanied by Brown’s first official music release since his […]

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White Castle to Launch Dairy-Free Cheese in NY Area

White Castle, the restaurant chain known for ts little sliders, will become the country’s first fast-food hamburger chain in the U.S. to offer a dairy-free alternative to cheddar cheese. White Castle plans to launch the non-dairy product on Mar. 1 in its New Jersey and New York City restaurants. Customers will be able to order dairy free cheddar to […]

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New York Toy Fair Kicks Off Saturday

The 117th annual Toy Fair New York will open its doors to thousands of toy industry professionals this Saturday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Over 440,000 square feet of exhibit space — or nearly 8 acres — will be filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games, and youth entertainment products. This is […]

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Ally Financial Buying Cardworks for $2.65 Billion

Ally Financial, a banking company that is a major provider of auto loans and operates online bank Ally, has agreed to buy CardWorks in a deal valued at approximately $2.65 billion. CardWorks is based in Woodbury, NY and is a privately held company with $4.7 billion in assets and $2.9 billion in deposits. Under the terms of the […]

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Interactive Advertising Bureau Names Top 250 Brands to Watch

NEW YORK — The trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has unveiled its third annual list of the most disruptive, influential Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. “These […]

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KIND Launches New Lineup of Snacks

NEW YORK (February 10, 2020) – KIND Healthy Snacks has launched a new lineup of snacks including frozen bars and chocolate bark. All promise healthy ingredients which is what KIND snacks are known for. KIND says its recipes use nutrient-dense, premium ingredients like nuts, seeds, whole grains and fruit, which are recommended for a healthy diet. […]

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NBC to Launch Peacock Streaming Service April 15

NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of cable giant Comcast, is joining the streaming network wars. The company officially unveiled Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as live and on-demand content across news, sports, late night, and reality. The service will […]

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MSG Wants to Spin Off Knicks, Rangers Into Separate Company

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company announced that it is pursuing a revised plan for the proposed separation of its sports and entertainment businesses. The company owns the NY Knicks and NY Rangers sports teams plus the Madison Square Garden arena and Radio City Music Hall in NY. The Company is now pursuing […]