And then there was one: Mather to join Northwell

By GREGORY ZELLER // One of Long Island’s last independent hospitals is beaming aboard Northwell Health’s mothership. The Board of Directors of Port Jefferson’s John T. Mather Memorial Hospital has signed a letter of intent to join the New Hyde Park-based health system, the hospital announced Thursday, angling it as “part of a long-term strategy to ensure advanced healthcare for Mather’s communities and the future growth of the hospital.” Noting “unprecedented changes occurring in the…

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For startups seeking capital, the name is no game

By GREGORY ZELLER // What’s in a name? Maybe everything, if you’re a startup in need of early-stage capital. A new study by researchers from Stony Brook University, Drexel University and Villanova University explores the effects of “name fluency” on investors – that is, the familiarity, uniqueness and phonetic influence of a company name, and how venture capitalists tend to react. By exploring “the two ways you can evaluate a name, two kinds of fluency,”…

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CBRE: Tech talent, Millennials rising on LI

Long Island’s pool of potential technology workers grew by almost 25 percent in the last five years, according to the annual Scoring Tech Talent Report just out from real estate giant CBRE Inc. The report ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Overall employment in the sector increased by 56 percent in those markets between 2011 and 2016, CBRE reported. The New York metro area was…

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