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The economy on Long Island is unique – with countless small businesses and corporations alike making home here, Long Island is a center of industry with its own unique heartbeat. If you're interested in local business and financial advice specifically for Long Islanders, then make sure to never miss an article in the Business & Finance section.

Suffolk County Bans Tobacco, e-Cig Sales to Those Under 21

Suffolk residents under the age of 21 will soon find it a little harder to get a hold of cigarettes, e-cigs, and other smoking products.

Income Tax Filing Deadline Is Here, Get Extra Time to File!

If you haven't filed your income taxes yet and don't think you can meet the April 15 deadline, here's what you need to know!

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge DOT to Support American Airlines’ Proposal to Restart Nonstop Flights Between Islip’s Long Island Macarthur Airport & DC

Senators: Direct Service Will Ensure Competitive, Low-Fare & Convenient Service for Long Island Travelers.

Long Island Index: Commercial Vacancy Reduced as LI Recovers from Recession

A report and interactive map released by the Long Island Index shows a decline in empty commercial buildings in Long Island’s downtown areas.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Supports First-of-Its Kind Grant to Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

Grants to be Provided to More Than 70 Music Students from North Babylon High School to Cover Such Core Necessities as Supplies, Transportation and Tutors.

100 MW of Solar Generation Coming to Long Island

PSEG Long Island announces the results of the Clean Solar Initiative II.

AG Schneiderman Announces Major Agreements to Stop Marketing of Title Loans in NYS

Ten Businesses Will No Longer Repossess Vehicles From Predatory ‘Title Loans’ at Request of Title-Loan Companies.

Feds Require Automakers to Put Back-Up Cameras in New Cars

New regulations will require that safety cameras be installed in almost every vehicle manufactured on or after May 1, 2018.

PSEG Long Island Implements Changes to Electric Service Tariff

Reduces Cost to Customers by $800,000 Annually.

Entenmann’s to Close Longstanding Bay Shore Factory

After 109 years on Long Island, Entenmann’s Bay Shore factory will soon be shuttered.

40 Summonses, 7 NYS Tax Violations, and 3 Tanker Trucks Placed Out of Service During Tanker Truck Checkpoint

Checkpoint was placed at Park and Ride parking lot, south of the Long Island Expressway, at Wicks Road, Brentwood on Thursday, March 27.

When Should You Expect Your Tax Refund?

Tax season is upon us, and many Long Islanders are itching to get their refunds back.

Grocery Bag Fee under Consideration in an Effort to Reduce Plastic Bags in Landfill

If you're not already using reusable bags when shopping, this new bill proposed that calls for a 10-cent fee will have you reconsider it.

Take a Walk in the Park without Breaking the Bank - Pick Up Your 2014 Empire Passport Today!

NYS Empire Passports offer unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's state parks and recreational facilities.

Long Island Rail Road Unveils Simpler Ticket Plan for Hamptons Reserve Service on Cannonball Express Trains

Combined Ticket to Cover Cost of Rail Fare and a Hamptons Reserve Seat

E-Book Retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble to Credit Eligible Consumers, $166M Settlement for E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Many e-book readers may be receiving credit on their account from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and others after a settlement agreement was reached in a lawsuit involving 33 states and five publishers.

Three LIRR Employees Charged with Stealing Copper While on the Job

Robert Nowlin, Paul Holm, and Joel Quiles allegedly stole thousands in copper and scrapped it for personal profit.

Toyota Charged with Misleading U.S. Consumers about Safety Issues

Toyota will pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty for defrauding U.S. consumers about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

It’s Official – Phil Jackson Now President of the New York Knicks

The wildly successful NBA player and coach has now agreed to run the New York Knicks organization.

Governor Cuomo Announces Support From More Than 150 Local Elected Officials in Push to Cut Property Taxes

Governor Joined in Albany by County Executives from Long Island, Mid-Hudson, and Capital District Regions to Call for Property Tax Relief.
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