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Facebook Ending Message Support on Mobile App, Forces Users to Download Separate Messenger App

In a move liable to frustrate many mobile users, Facebook is discontinuing its messaging service through its primary app.

Gasoline Stations Charging Up to 25% Surcharges for Credit Card Users

Legislator William Lindsay III has released the following message.

AG Schneiderman and FTC Obtain Order Halting Debt Collectors’ Deceptive, Abusive Practices

Order Also Freezes Collectors’ Assets and Appoints Receiver to Run Companies

Fruit Recall at Trader Joe’s, Costco Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Purchased your peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from Trader Joe's or Costco? They may be part of a recent recall for potential listeria contamination.

Airline Ticket Rises with Increase to TSA Security Fee

Purchasing that airline ticket is going to cost you more, effective today.

Schumer Pushes to Preserve Export-Import Bank, One of LI’s Most Important Fed. Job-Creation Programs

Schumer: Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth & Preservation on Long Island

Governor Cuomo Announces Labor Agreement Between Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road Unions

The tentative agreement is pending approval by all eight unions and the MTA Board.

Crisis Averted: MTA, LIRR Unions Reach Tentative Deal to Prevent Strike

Representatives of the LIRR unions say they have reached a tentative deal with the MTA that would prevent Sunday’s potential strike.

AG Schneiderman Settles with Apple in E-book Price-Fixing Case

Settlement With Apple Could Result In Payments To Consumers Of Up To $400 Million.

Unions' Open Letter to the Riders of Long Island Rail Road

A representative of the LIRR unions has penned a letter to the public.

PSEG Long Island’s Customer Satisfaction Score On the Rise In J.D. Power Survey

PSEG Long Island has shown a marked improvement in overall residential customer satisfaction since taking over the management of Long Island’s electric transmission and distribution system in January of this year, according to the J.D. Power 2014 ...

LIRR Strike Imminent as Negotiations Break Down Once Again

As the final planned negotiation between the MTA and labor unions ended without a deal, the looming railroad strike now seems likelier than ever.

LIRR Unions Announce Strike, No Further Negotiations Planned

A representative of the LIRR unions has made the following statement after negotiations broke off on Monday.

Mangano Announces Plans to Open Free Telecommuting Office for Nassau Commuters

30,000 square feet of office space that is currently furnished with desks, chairs and offices will be available during a possible LIRR strike.

Shoreham’s Tesla Science Center Given $1 Million Donation from Elon Musk

The CEO of Tesla Motors has made a sizeable donation to a museum being built on Long Island.

Millions of Dollars of Unauthorized In-App Purchases Made by Kids Results in FTC Suing Amazon

It can be hard for children to tell the difference between when real money is being spent and when it's just virtual play money in apps, but Amazon's previous lack of restrictions around purchases made by kids ...

MTA Begins Communications Blitz to Alert Riders to Possible Service Disruption

Print and Radio Advertisements, Social Media, Email and Text Alerts to Customers, News Release, MTA.info Website Update, Digital Signs All Employed in Push

MTA Chairman to Meet With Congress About Looming LIRR Strike

Prendergast Asks House and Senate Leaders Whether Congress Intends to Intervene.

School Buses Recalled for Steering Issue and Propane Fuel Leak

School buses are supposed to offer children a safe way to travel, but there are recalls out for some popular school buses for steering and propane fuel leak issues.
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