Business

Ma & pop pushed to individual market
2:51 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Small businesses want insurance law changed

Ben Lawsky, Superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, speaking at the Long Island Association
Credit Charles Lane

A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.

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Transportation
9:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaks to a commuter at the train station in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

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Business
12:12 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Cuomo showcases NY beer, wine, spirits & cider industries

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted a second beer, wine, spirits and now cider summit Tuesday to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Cuomo says the industry has created a few thousand new jobs in the state.

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Marketing director trying to bring people back
4:08 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Downtown Sandy Hook rebranding in an effort to draw more customers

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, some shops in the small Newtown neighborhood said business was down. A local business group is now trying to draw more customers to downtown Sandy Hook.

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Slight job boost in Conn.; Dip on Long Island
4:40 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Winter weather plays the villain in Conn. & Long Island labor reports

Labor numbers out Thursday show a slight increase in employment in Connecticut, and a dip on Long Island.  Labor economists on both sides of the Sound say the weather is playing a key role.

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