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.
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.
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.
New federal sick leave rules for virus take effect
A primer on who is eligible for sick pay under new state and federal regulations.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Rapid molecular test for COVID-19 debuts on LI
Abbott Laboratories has provided assurances that sufficient test supplies will be available.