Long Island's economy needs higher-paying jobs
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Sen. Charles Schumer's complaints about the loss of hundreds of Northrop Grumman workers won't stop Long Island from bleeding high-paying jobs.
The departures from the region's first big company -- yes, even 20 years after its heyday -- smarts. But the question now is how to grow high-paid positions to replace them, because the region's small businesses can't support the local economy forever.