Highlight’s from this week’s Inside Long Island Business blog:
-- ”Jersey Shore” cast member, above, unveils a fashion line. (Video)
-- Long Island gained 500 jobs, but the unemployment rate went up a tick.
-- New York Community Bancorp says it will not acquire so much.
-- We found out about some free checking, with, of course, some conditions.
-- The state is giving $750,000 to two Long Island companies to keep jobs here.
-- We learned that New York State has some pretty costly auto insurance.
-- A Melville company will be selling radio technology to Middle Eastern country.