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Fashion to Figure, the plus-sized women’s apparel retailer, has opened its second Long Island store at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.
The new location, which will be the 11th brick-and-mortar store in the chain, is part of the company’s expansion in the tri-state area. The store is open but it will hold an official grand opening event between 1 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 15.
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Nassau County homeowners facing the risk of foreclosure can get free legal advice on Monday.
The Nassau County Bar Association will hold its monthly foreclosure clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. at its headquarters at 15th and West streets in Mineola. Volunteer attorneys will offer one-on-one guidance about foreclosure, loan modification and bankruptcy. Federally certified housing counselors will also...Read more »
Hain Celestial, a maker of organic food and other products based in Melville, announced Wednesday that its chief financial officer will be retiring.
Ira Lamel has served as Hain Celestial's chief financial officer for more than 11 years. Before joining Hain Celestial, Lamel was an audit partner for Ernst & Young, where he worked for 28 years. He is 65 years old.
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Consumer confidence for the metropolitan area improved last month as residents worried less about the cost of food.
The Siena College Institute's monthly consumer confidence index reported that consumer confidence for the New York metropolitan area -- which includes New York City, its northern suburbs and Long Island -- increased to 78.4 points in August, a gain of 0.7 points.
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Shares of Amityville-based generic drugmaker Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. dropped Wednesday morning as the company’s first quarter earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations.
The stock fell 12 percent, to $32.01, after the company reported that its net income fell 56 percent to $6 million, or 44 cents per share, during May, June and July.
Revenue slipped 7 percent, to $52 million as sales...Read more »
Cutting costs by using environmentally sustainable building techniques will be the subject of a program hosted by a Long Island brokers’ group on Sept. 20.
The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island will present How to Make and Save Money by Employing Green Practices at the Motor Parkway Plaza, 694 Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge, a building recognized as Leadership in Energy...Read more »
Long Island home prices slipped despite a steady recovery in the national housing market, according to a new report.
U.S. home prices jumped 3.8 percent in the 12 months ending in July, according to CoreLogic, a real estate data provider. The year-over-year increase was the biggest in six years.
CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices also rose 1.3 percent in July from June. That’s the...Read more »
The Long Island Forum for Technology has purchased a 25,000 square foot building in Plainview as the site for a future Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technology Innovation Center.
The center will be a source for local manufacturers to learn about composites and possibly incorporate the material into their products. The center will offer educational courses about composites and provide...Read more »