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Telephonics land $33M Army contract; other business briefs


Telephonics Army contract

Farmingdale-based defense contractor Telephonics Corp. has received a $33.2-million U.S. Army contract to supply encrypted intercommunications systems through 2017. The systems give Army aviators "the ability to safely communicate and convey critical commands," the office of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Friday. Telephonics is a subsidiary of Manhattan-based Griffon Corp. -- Carrie Mason-Draffen

Mortgage forum in Mineola Monday

Nassau residents at risk of foreclosure can get free guidance at a legal clinic Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West streets in Mineola. Volunteer attorneys will offer one-on-one guidance about foreclosure, loan modification and bankruptcy. Attorneys who speak Spanish will be available. Reservations are required; call 516-747-4070. -- Maura McDermott

Forums for storm claim assistance

Businesses, homeowners and renters with questions about making insurance claims after superstorm Sandy can get help Monday and Thursday from the state Department of Financial Services, which regulates insurers. Department representatives will be in Long Beach Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waldbaum's Plaza, 85 East Park Ave., and in Copiague Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Home Depot, 1101 Sunrise Hwy. For information call 800-339-1759. -- James T. Madore


Tablet search engine debuts

Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs? That's the hope behind Friday's release of Izik, billed as the first search engine tailored especially for iPads and tablet computers running on Google's Android software. The free app displays search results in rows of tiles that can be easily scrolled with a swipe of a finger. The tablet-driven search engine is the creation of Blekko, a 5-year-old Redwood City, Calif.-based start-up. -- AP

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