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Sports bra

Sports bra

Here are stories that drew some attention this week on the Inside Long Island Business blog.

-- Two women developed a sports bra with pockets to hold an electronic device like a cell phone or an iPod.

-- The government extended a program to help people refinance their mortgages if they owe more on the house than it is now worth.

-- The latest employment statistics for Long Island were not too impressive, and a poll showed that consumers in the state were losing confidence in the economy.

-- A Commack real estate broker has been elected president and chairwoman of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

-- Curves is having to set up a fund to repay customers after many of its branches in New York closed just after signing up new members.

-- And there are now more people in the Long Island Tech Hall of Fame

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