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Consumer confidence on Long Island dropped in the July-September period on worries about the economy and the prospect of the U.S. government shutting down, officials said Wednesday.
The Siena College Research Institute reported its consumer confidence index for Nassau and Suffolk counties declined 3.4 points to 71.3 in the third quarter compared with the April-June period.
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Long Island's first farm brewery, a new type of business that came into existence this year as a result of state legislation, is already here.
Long Ireland Beer Co. in Riverhead, which has been operating as a regular microbrewery since 2011, is one of 14 farm breweries that have been approved this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. It is also the only one on Long Island, so far.
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Long-term unemployment -- that is, being without a job for more than six months -- has remained a persistent problem, four years after the recession.
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Larry Kingsley, chief executive of Pall Corp., has been elected board chairman of the Port Washington-based manufacturer of filtration and purification devices.
Kingsley, who is 50 and has headed the company since October 2011, succeeds Ronald L. Hoffman.
“During his two years with Pall, Larry Kingsley has proven to be a strong leader in a time of change for the company,” Hoffman...Read more »
Product design will be the topic of Tuesday's meeting of the Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club.
June Severino Feldman, marketing director at Intelligent Product Solutions, will discuss the Ronkonkoma company’s product design services.
The free event, from 7 to 9 p.m., will be in the media room of the H. Lee Dennison county building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge.
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Six Long Island companies were named to the second annual Fast 50 -- a list of the fastest growing companies in the New York metropolitan area from publication Crain's New York Business.
To compile the list -- the publication's second -- Crain took submissions and solicited information from private and public companies in the New York metro area — including Westchester and Long Island — and...Read more »
Next month, Long Island businessmen moonlighting as "The Hammer" and "Spider" will step into the boxing ring as part of the 10th Fight for Charity Event.
The aliases "Spider" and "The Hammer" belong to Kevin Kelly, the chief creative officer at BigBuzz Marketing Group in Melville, and Sal Ferro, president of Alure Home Improvements in Plainview, respectively.
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A former Obama administration official now with Citigroup said Monday that he doubted the federal budget impasse would be settled by the Oct. 17 "deadline" but that an agreement was likely by Nov. 1, when the government would be unable to pay many important bills.
Peter Orszag, Citigroup's vice chairman of corporate and investment banking, said after a speech at Adelphi University that,...Read more »
Members of the Indo American Business Council met recently in Manhattan with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The business leaders, from Long Island and New York City, spent an hour discussing immigration, electricity distribution, trade and political representation with Singh and India’s external affairs minister and national security adviser.
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A trade show for Long Island businesses on Wednesday will offer talks on health care reform, social media and the future of technology in the region.
The sixth annual Trade Nassau gathering will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd. in Farmingdale.
More than 100 businesses and other organizations from the Long Island...Read more »