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  • Staggering surge in LI unemployment claims 

    A total of 52,390 Long Islanders filed last week, compared to 1,414 during the same week a year ago.

  • Chembio research and development director Dhammika Gunasekera, right,

    FDA approves LI firm’s rapid COVID-19 test

    Chembio Diagnostics is to begin shipping the blood test, designed to detect current and past coronavirus exposure, this month.

  • The Small Business Administration website for business owners

    Applicants for SBA disaster loans must reapply

    Business owners need to reapply, including those who submitted loan applications via email, fax and snail mail, as well as through an online application portal.

  • Jessica C. Moller, an employment lawyer and a

    New federal sick leave rules for virus take effect

    A primer on who is eligible for sick pay under new state and federal regulations. 

  • A co-owner of the clinics said the new

    Frenzy at sites equipped with rapid COVID-19 tests

    Police helped control the crush of patients at the Farmingdale location of AFC Urgent Care, and its West Islip and East Meadow clinics also were swamped, the clinics’ co-owner said.

  • People wait in line for help with unemployment

    Record 6.6 million in U.S. seek unemployment aid as layoffs mount

    More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week.

  • In this photo taken from video provided by

    Wall Street rises for first time in three days as oil spurts

    Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street Thursday, a day after dropping 4.4%.

  • Workers at the state Department of Labor call

    Filing for unemployment: What you need to know

    Filing for benefits can be overwhelming now, with 80,500 New Yorkers filing last week. Here are answers to common questions.

  • Erica Prince with her daughter, Courtney Denegal, 13.

    People without paychecks: April 1 rent bills loom

    Many tenants who’ve lost their jobs to the virus shutdown are unable to pay,  putting landlords in a financial crunch, too. 

  • An Abbott Laboratories employee performs the new test

    Rapid molecular test for COVID-19 debuts on LI

    Abbott Laboratories has provided assurances that sufficient test supplies will be available.

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