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Microsoft's Walt Whitman store girds for Titanfall landing

A scene in the video game, Titanfall, which

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The Microsoft store at the Walt Whitman Shops mall in  Huntington Station is throwing a party to mark the Monday midnight launch of Titanfall, a "highly anticipated" video game.

The store is one of 13 Microsoft stores in North America to throw a party before the game goes on sale at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, although many other video game stores are expected to host their own events.

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Pall Corp. chief accounting officer to exit company

Pall Corp. reported on May 29, 2013, a

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Francis Moschella, Pall Corp.'s corporate controller and chief accounting officer, will leave the company effective April 1, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Chief financial officer Akhil Johri assumed the role of chief accounting officer effective March 7, according to the brief filing that said Moschella was leaving "to pursue other interests." The company declined...

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ChyronHego narrows loss, doubles revenue

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ChyronHego Corp. Friday posted a 98 percent increase in fourth quarter revenues to $14.7 million and a narrowed net loss of $3.8 million versus $20 million in the year-ago period.

Net loss per diluted share was 12 cents compared to $1.17 in the prior year.

The Melville-based maker of broadcast graphic and data visualization products acquired Swedish sports graphics company Hego Aktiebolag...

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KKR partnership is Broadway Mall buyer

The Broadway Mall in Hicksville on Jan. 15,

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The Broadway Mall in Hicksville was purchased by a partnership between private equity giant KKR & Co. and a trio of real estate investment firms, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield, the brokerage on the deal.

The mall's owner, Manhattan-based Vornado Realty Trust, announced the $94 million sale two weeks ago, but did not disclose the buyer. The deal was expected to...

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LI malls open during snow, but many stores inside closed

In Valley Stream, Green Acres Mall, as seen

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Long Island’s malls took a blow from the snow Thursday, and may again Friday.

While Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove all opened on time at 10 a.m. Thursday, many individual stores, including some big anchor tenants, remained shuttered, said a spokeswoman with the malls’ operator, Simon Property Group. The decision to close...

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Walt Whitman Shops celebrates makeover

The Kate Spade store is one of more

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The Walt Whitman mall in Huntington Station will celebrate its recent makeover Thursday, unveiling a bronze statue of its namesake and kicking off four days of food tastings, fashion events and music.

Walt Whitman Shops, as the mall is now called, underwent a 70,000-square-foot expansion over the last year, adding more than 30 new retailers and restaurants. Among the new shops in the mall...

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Startup to connect small businesses with lawyers

A Manhattan startup's portal to connect small business owners with the right lawyers is now available on Long Island.

The service, Priori Legal, acts as the middleman between a small business and lawyers. Business owners fill out a questionnaire about their required legal services on Priori's website, and Priori offers them a list of potential attorneys from its network. The business owner...

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South Shore mall adds new stores

Macy's opened its new store in the Westfield

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Several new stores will open their doors this month at the Westfield South Shore mall, as the shopping center continues its transformation and revamps its roster of tenants.

The Bay Shore mall, owned by Sydney, Australia-based Westfield Group, is adding cosmetics retailer Sephora and lingerie chain Soma Intimates, both of which will open on Nov. 8, mall officials announced.

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Fundraiser to honor late chamber chairman

Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce chairman Larry Kushnick

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The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce has partnered with a local charity to host a fundraiser on Monday evening in honor of its late chairman Larry Kushnick.

The Chamber and the Melville-based Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation are holding the event to benefit a college fund for Kushnick’s son, Jordan Kushnick. The Leadership Huntington Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to leadership...

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