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NY deadline nears for wage notices

It’s nearly that time of year again when employers must send out notices to new hires and all other employees detailing such things as their pay rate and regular payday.  

The notices must be sent by Feb. 1 to comply with the state Wage Theft Prevention Act, which took effect on April 9, 2011.

Employers who have employees in New York State are required to issue the annual notices,...

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3 LI organizations receive grants for energy research

Three Long Island organizations received nearly $900,000 total in grants from New York State for their efforts in researching and developing of energy efficient technologies for buildings, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

The grants -- to a total of 19 companies in the state -- is the second of six rounds of funding through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's...

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LI firm to host social media summit

PMG Interactive, a digital marketing company in Center Moriches, will host a Social Mobile Analytics & Content Summit as part of the New York Business Expo and Conference this Thursday, Oct. 17, in Manhattan.

The summit, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Center, will include two keynote speeches and seven interactive workshops on social media and digital communication.

Tickets...

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NYS manufacturing activity slows in September

Manufacturing conditions in New York State improved at a modest pace in September, though slowed compared to activity in August, according to the Empire State Manufacturing Survey, a report of state manufacturing conditions compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The general business conditions index fell to 6.29 in September, down about 2 points from August. The index came in under...

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NY metro consumer confidence slips

Arturo Zevila, picking up windows at Home Depot

(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area for August dipped to the lowest level since December 2011, pulled down by future worries about the economy, according to the Siena College Research Institute.

The confidence index in New York City, Long Island and the northern suburbs was 74.7 in August, a 2.8 point drop from July.

Siena pollster Doug Lonnstrom said the drop could be attributed...

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