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The vaping industry is reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying it is misguided and will force many small business owners to close their shops and lay off employees. Some are predicting legal action.

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Long Island has one of the fastest-growing tech markets in North America. That’s according to the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Services Group.

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New York State could be among the first in the nation to regulate the hemp industry. That includes CBD, a chemical from the cannabis family. CBD doesn’t get you high, but it can be found now in oils, candies, drinks and lotions that promise “relaxation.”

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Long Island’s pharmaceutical industry now makes up one of the region’s largest employers of manufacturing jobs. That’s according to a report released this week by the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency.

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Governor Ned Lamont says United Technologies will continue to expand and hire new workers in Connecticut despite its merger with Raytheon. The company plans to move its headquarters to Boston.