Tech giant Apple Inc., which recently released the iPhone 6...

Tech giant Apple Inc., which recently released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (seen above), will release its quarterly earnings report on Monday, Oct. 21, 2014. Credit: Bloomberg / Lisa Maree Williams

KEY EVENT: Back to work. The Long Island unemployment rate in August was 5.1 percent, down from 5.3 percent the month before and down a full percentage point from August 2013. With the national jobless rate in September hitting a six-year low, will the positive trend continue locally? Answers come Tuesday when the state Labor Department releases September unemployment rates for Nassau, Suffolk and Long Island as a whole.

MONDAY: Earnings from Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Hasbro and IBM.

TUESDAY: Existing home sales for September from the National Association of Realtors. Earnings: Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, Verizon Communications, Yahoo.

WEDNESDAY: The U.S. Labor Department releases September consumer prices, the nation's most watched inflation guide. Earnings: Islandia software maker CA Technologies, Westbury bank company New York Community Bancorp, AT&T, Boeing, General Motors, Northrop Grumman, Roosevelt Field mall owner Simon Property Group.

THURSDAY: Jobless benefits claims for the week ended Oct. 18 from the U.S. Labor Department. Also, single-family home prices for August from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Earnings: 3M, Amazon, Caterpillar, Comcast, Microsoft.

FRIDAY: New home sales for September from the Commerce Department. Earnings: Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, United Parcel Service.

Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland. The conversation continues on newsday.com/nextli where we invite Long Islanders to share their experiences on this looming crisis of changing weather patterns, flooding, shoreline protection, home buyouts and more to find potential solutions for the region’s future.

Paying the Price: Long Island's stormy future Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland.

Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland. The conversation continues on newsday.com/nextli where we invite Long Islanders to share their experiences on this looming crisis of changing weather patterns, flooding, shoreline protection, home buyouts and more to find potential solutions for the region’s future.

Paying the Price: Long Island's stormy future Newsday Live and nextLI present a conversation with experts on the impact of powerful storms and rising insurance costs on Long Island hosted by NewsdayTV Anchor/Reporter Macy Egeland.

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