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A Melville-based landlord announced Wednesday that it is offering month-to-month leases for businesses displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Totus Business Center, a subsidiary of T. Weiss Realty Corp., rents office spaces in Melville, where tenants share a receptionist and office equipment. The buildings have power, Internet access and phone lines.
Chief executive Ted Weiss said that the company...Read more »
MSC Industrial Direct Co., a Long Island based distributor of industrial tools and supplies, Wednesday reported a 19 percent jump in sales.
Revenue at the Melville company rose to $635.3 million during June, July and August, compared to the same period last year. Net income for the fourth quarter climbed 16 percent, to $68.9 million, or $1.10 per share.
“Despite an increasingly difficult...Read more »
In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, local firms providing tree removal and disaster recovery services are striving to keep up with the flood of phone calls for service.
With five phone lines, Steven Goodman, president of Mineola-based A1 All Counties Tree Service, said that his firm has been averaging as many as 200 phone calls an hour.
Faced with the huge demand for clearing roadways...Read more »
Home Depot intends to keep its Long Island stores open as long as possible, depending on the safety of its workers and customers, a spokeswoman said.
"We want to stay as long as we can, as long as its safe for customers and associates," said Jennifer King, a Home Depot spokeswoman.
The home improvement chain will decide to keep stores within reach of the storm open or to close...Read more »
Home-improvement retailer Lowe's will be closing a handful of Long Island stores Monday afternoon with plans to reopen them at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The Farmingdale, Stony Brook, Hicksville, Patchogue, and Riverhead stores will close today between 3 and 6 p.m., said Sarah-Frances Wallace, a Lowe's spokeswoman.
The retailer's Long Island stores have seen demand for typical hurricane preparation...Read more »
Most small business owners are heeding officials' warnings to stay home if they can, said Julie Marchesella, president of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce. The extent of the financial impact the storm will have on small businesses remains to be seen, but those selling supplies and equipment, especially generators, are doing strong business, she said.
"I’m sure that many small...Read more »
Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, debuted Friday. It's available in an array of new laptops, tablets and computers. If you have an older computer, you can buy it via download or DVD to upgrade your system.
Will you buy a new machine or upgrade right away? Wait until they work the bugs out? Or are you an Apple user all the way? Vote and leave a comment....Read more »
Mobile carrier Verizon Wireless is hoping to fill 20 new positions in its retail customer support and retail sales support teams on Long Island.
The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company is looking to fill about 135 positions in the New York metro area in anticipation of expanding its 4G LTE coverage.
Those interested in applying can do so at www22.verizon.com/jobs/verizon-wireless/search-jobs....Read more »
A job expo for individuals with autism and special needs is being held today at Farmingdale State College. The effort is being organized by the nonprofit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, along with Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Over 30 businesses will be on site to discuss job opportunities. The event will begin with a community forum from 9 to 11 a.m. in Roosevelt Hall at Farmingdale...Read more »
New York Community Bancorp, which operates 274 bank branches in New York and four other states, will begin trading under a different ticker symbol next month.
The publicly traded, Westbury-based banking company will begin trading under the ticker 'NYCB' on the New York Stock Exchange at the beginning of the market day on Nov. 13. Right now, the bank trades under 'NYB.'
“While it may...Read more »