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A Garden City-based unit of Morgan Stanley was the sole Long Island practice named to Barron's list of top 100 financial advisers for 2014.
Roger Coleman's group, with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Garden City, moved up four places from the prior year to the ninth spot on the list.
Barron's said the ranking takes into account total assets overseen, revenue generated for the firm...Read more »
BAE Systems Inc.'s Greenlawn unit has won a $6.7 million Department of Defense contract for 16 digital interrogators and 45 friend-or-foe kits.
Two of the interrogators would go to the government of Japan and 14 to the U.S. Navy. Thirty-three of the friend-or-foe kits are destined for the U.S. Navy and 12 for Japan. Work on the equipment is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.
The...Read more »
Chembio Diagnostics Inc. plans this summer to begin selling its rapid tests for HIV directly to clinics and others in the United States.
Chief executive John Sperzel announced Monday that the Medford-based company was assembling a domestic sales team.
He also said Chembio was ending an eight-year arrangement to have its HIV tests distributed exclusively by Alere Inc. The tests have been...Read more »
How did Nassau and Suffolk counties’ February unemployment rates fare, compared with the rest of the state?
Nassau’s 5.8 percent was the second lowest. The lowest was 4.9 percent in Tompkins County, home of Cornell University.
Suffolk came in eighth with 6.6 percent. Long Island’s overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in February, from 7.3 percent the year before, the State Labor...Read more »
With the April 15 income-tax filing deadline approaching, the state Taxation and Finance Department announced Wednesday expanded hours for its telephone hotline to answer tax filers’ questions.
The call center will now be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, an increase of 2½ hours. The center also will operate on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 15.
The hotline...Read more »
Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area slipped last month because of severe winter weather and rising gasoline prices.
The Siena College Research Institute on Wednesday reported its consumer confidence index for Long Island, New York City and its northern suburbs was 77.5 points in March, down 0.1 from the previous month.
Index readings above 76 points indicate more people are...Read more »