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NY has begun giving out $800 million to small businesses, arts groups

The state has begun distributing $800 million in pandemic-relief grants to small businesses and small for-profit arts and cultural organizations,…

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A new barbecue restaurant has a long, drawn-out grand opening

Jason Wotman opened a Mighty Quinn’s BBQ franchise in Garden City in August 2020 amid the surging pandemic. What was…

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Amazon agrees to use 100% union labor to build Syosset warehouse

The Amazon “last-mile” warehouse going up in Syosset will be built by about 250 workers — all of them members…

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Consumer expectations for smooth online shopping grew in pandemic

The pandemic changed the way many consumers interact with brands and also their expectations of their overall customer experience. More…

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The best robot vacuums to fit all budget sizes

Robot vacuums were once only found in the pages of classic science fiction, or in “Jetsons”-like dream homes. Today they…

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Long Island Community Hospital, NYU Langone agree to join forces

The region’s last independent hospital, Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue, is moving ahead with plans to join NYU Langone…

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Report: Two-thirds of NYS restaurants that sought COVID-relief grants were turned away

Only 35% of the restaurants, bars and caterers in New York State that applied for COVID-19 help from the federal…

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U.S. jobless claims tick up to 373,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week even while the economy and the…

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Q&A with new Long Island Association CEO Matt Cohen

Securing federal money to help Long Island’s economy recover from the pandemic and working to make the region more affordable…

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4 out of 10 employers will fire employees for not returning to office, survey says

ORLANDO, Fla. — Employers responding to a survey about remote workers say they will fire employees if they don’t return…

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Poll: Metro area consumers more optimistic but worry about rise in gas prices

Consumer confidence in the metropolitan area has nearly bounced back to where it was before the coronavirus struck — but…

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LI ‘blank-check company’ to take vehicle charger maker Wallbox public

A Long Island company is taking a European maker of charging stations public in its second deal centered on the…

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Long Island’s Zola Suite plans post-merger expansion

A Long Island maker of software for legal offices plans a 50% head count expansion after closing a merger, officials…

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3 tapped for state panel that helps to award tax credits, grants to firms

A college president, a civil rights leader and a top executive at a vitamin manufacturer have been appointed to the…

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Wind farms, child care, equity, COVID-19 refugees are among state panel’s priorities

Offshore wind farms, day care availability and encouraging COVID-19 refugees from New York City to live here permanently are among…

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LI sports drink maker offers 4 tips for aspiring entrepreneurs  

LI sports drink maker Lamar Letts knows a thing or two about the challenges young entrepreneurs face when starting out.…

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The price is right for these Alexa devices

Dozens of new smart home devices launch every year, usually in the fall, and last year was no different, with…

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U.S. adds a solid 850,000 jobs as economy extends its gains

WASHINGTON — In an encouraging burst of hiring, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of…

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As U.S. companies scramble to hire, workers enjoy upper hand

WASHINGTON — With the economy growing rapidly as it reopens from the pandemic, many employers are increasingly desperate to hire.…

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Union to recruit for two steamfitter apprenticeships, starting Tuesday

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Local 355 of the United Service Workers union will begin taking applications Tuesday…

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Wings and lattes: Chicken spots and coffee shop chains booming on LI

About two years ago, Gregorys Coffee decided to venture out of the city to open suburban locations. At that point,…

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SBA: Deadline extended for $100 million in grants to agencies that help small firms

The deadline has been extended to July 23 for municipalities, states and nonprofits to apply for federal funding to help…

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U.S. jobless claims fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the…

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Being new at the virtual job can make it harder to connect, and to show your talents, experts say

When Andrew Jacobson was hired as a financial analyst for Northwell Health in Westbury before his May 2020 graduation from…

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Employers facing deadline to comply with NY HERO Act and infectious disease prevention standards

The clock’s ticking for employers to comply with new mandatory health and safety requirements created by the NY HERO Act…

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Nervous about returning to the office? Talk to your manager or HR, experts say

Many concerns about returning to the office can be alleviated with clear and considerate communication, experts said. During a Newsday…

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Report: LI’s IDAs created 47,000 jobs, the most in NYS

Long Island’s industrial development agencies have helped to create more jobs than IDAs in any of the state’s other nine…

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Digital ID company taps new CEO, plans stock sale, move to Denver

Long Island identity authentication company Ipsidy Inc. has hired a new chief executive and announced plans to change its name,…

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LI employers looking to fill positions during two hiring events starting Wednesday

Suffolk County is hosting two virtual hiring events this week to help connect local job seekers and employers. The first…

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Pols seek $60B in funding after grants to 3,000 minority-owned eateries are rescinded 

After nearly 3,000 minority- and women-owned restaurants were told their COVID-19 relief grants were rescinded because of a federal court…

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Sailboat charter business finds safe harbor in the Hamptons  

With the pandemic about to sink their 3-year-old private cruise business, Jim and Judy Brown changed course — more than…

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Long Island snares 2 manufacturing grants

Not-for-profit FuzeHub has directed two state-funded grants to develop innovative manufacturing on Long Island. One $50,000 grant went to Stony…

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AI-based truck fleet tracker gets $70M from private equity firm

A Long Island company that uses artificial intelligence to monitor truck fleets and their drivers has received a $70 million…

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Viability of senior facility in Port Washington questioned by Nassau agency

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency questioned the long-term viability of the Amsterdam at Harborside on Thursday, requesting assurances that…

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Port Washington to offer visitors discount passes

Port Washington is rolling out the welcome mat. Business and hamlet leaders announced Friday that Port Washington has created a…

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Red-hot market: Tips for first-time homebuyers 

With Long Island’s housing market sizzling hot, the process of buying a new home can seem like a daunting one.…

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Union seeks two sprinkler fitter apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Local 355 of the United Service Workers union is taking applications for two…

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Nonprofits have until July 2 to apply for Isaias disaster loans

Museums, colleges, libraries, soup kitchens and other private nonprofits are facing a July 2 deadline to apply for federal disaster…

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Masks? Cakes? Hugs? Answers to pressing back-to-office questions

As Long Islanders stream back to the office, pandemic questions linger: Will masks be mandated? Should co-workers shake hands or…

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EEOC sues East Meadow diner over sexual harassment allegations

An East Meadow diner has been named in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that…

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Fuel cell project could cut the electric bills of 10,000 LIers by 10%

A California company is proposing to install fuel cells in a Melville parking lot that would reduce the electric bills…

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U.S. jobless claims tick down to 411,000 as economy heals

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week, a sign that layoffs declined and the…

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Video app maker Paltalk, cited in Snowden slide, files to uplist, sell stock

Video app maker Paltalk Inc., which gained notoriety when it landed in a PowerPoint slide leaked by Edward Snowden, has…

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Entire Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery goes on selling block 

The owner of Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery is putting the entire 84-plus acre Cutchogue property on the selling…

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