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Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area was up last month as concern about gasoline prices continued to abate.
The Siena College Research Institute reported Wednesday that its consumer confidence index for Long Island, New York City and its northern suburbs was 77 points in November, up 4.6 from October.
An index reading above 76 points means the number of people who are optimistic...Read more »
Online spending from desktop computers on Cyber Monday set a record high, reaching $1.735 billion and marking the second day to pass $1 billion in sales this holiday shopping season, according to comScore, a firm that measures and analyzes online consumer behavior.
Despite weeks of discounts both online and in stores, consumers shopped heavily online on Cyber Monday, a daylong holiday shopping...Read more »
Moving from a commercial building to a college campus has allowed a local business incubator to cut by 26 percent the rent paid by tenants.
ThoughtBox@LIU is now charging $260 per month for every desk a tenant uses in the incubator’s new space on Long Island University’s Brookville campus, said founder Mark Fasciano, who also is managing director of the local venture capital firm Canrock Ventures.
He...Read more »
Sky Zone, a Deer Park indoor trampoline park that opens next month, will hold a job fair Wednesday to fill about 150 full and part-time positions.
The fair will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College.
The franchisee hopes to hire cashiers, event hosts, event assistants and court monitors. The jobs pay from $8.25 to $10 an hour, depending...Read more »
On Cyber Monday -- a workday for most of us -- millions of people go online in search of holiday deals. It's the busiest online shopping day of the year, with the National Retail Federation predicting more than 131 million people will shop online, and research firm comScore predicting sales of $2 billion for the day.
Will you be looking for deals? Will you be doing it on your computer at work?...Read more »
A second state agency, the Parks Department, is seeking to score some holiday shopping dollars.
The agency is offering a $25 gift card for camping to anyone who books a stay on Monday for two or more days in a state campground.
Reservations must be made online at newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Bookings are being accepted through Labor Day 2014.
The gift card is only being...Read more »
MONDAY, Dec. 2
JOBCONNECT | Centereach
Support group for job seekers, strengthen your interview skills, resumes, job search and more, 2:30-4 p.m., Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., free, register, mcpl.lib.ny.us, 631-585-9393.
TUESDAY, December 3
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills
Topics include the basics of setting up a business, writing business...Read more »
New York State government is seeking a piece of the after-Thanksgiving shopping pie.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a 50-percent discount on subscriptions to the New York State Conservationist magazine, if ordered on Black Friday, the forthcoming weekend or Monday.
The deal applies to new subscriptions and renewals. The magazine, which publishes seven...Read more »
How do October unemployment rates in Nassau and Suffolk stack up with the rest of the state? None too shabby.
They didn’t have the lowest rate among New York’s 62 counties, state Labor Department data released Thursday show. That distinction went to Tompkins County, home of Cornell University. Its jobless rate was 4.8 percent.
Nassau ranked seventh, with a 5.7 percent rate, and tied...Read more »
Stop & Shop and the union representing workers in the New York area have agreed to a federal mediator’s request for a seven-day cooling off period.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 had called meetings on Sunday to prepare members in case of a strike or a lockout of employees by the company this week, the union said.
While both the union and Stop & Shop, which...Read more »