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Mixed bags in latest Lakeland, Misonix quarterlies

  LAKELAND INDUSTRIES Headquarters: Ronkonkoma Industry: Healthcare Nasdaq: LAKE Reporting Date: Sept. 10, 2018 Reporting Quarter: 2Q FY2019 Quarter Ended: July 31, 2018 Numbers: Net sales for the second quarter were reported as $25.6 million, a 7.1 percent increase from the $23.9 million reported for the same quarter last fiscal year. Quarterly net income dropped year-over-year – from $1.8 million in 2Q FY2018 to $1 million this year – but since the beginning of FY2019,…


No. 278: NASA in Melville, economic impact in Farmingdale, bottom-line battles and 25 years of ‘Groundhog Day’

TGIF: Welcome, friends old and new, to the end of a cold and snowy workweek. It’s Feb. 2, and it was 78 years ago today when a famous bandleader invited an unknown singer from Hoboken, NJ, to perform on stage at a bobbysoxer gig in Indianapolis. It would not be the last time Frank Sinatra would perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Déjà vu: It’s also Groundhog Day, again, and in case you were wondering,…


1-800-Flowers in Facebook bot deal

By GREGORY ZELLER // Special delivery from 1-800-Flowers: The national retailer has launched an automated “chatbot” that can answer questions, make gift suggestions and process orders through Facebook Messenger. The latest floral first from the Carle Place-based gifting giant was among the big announcements at F8, Facebook’s global developer conference, held this week in San Francisco. 1-800-Flowers is one of two online-shopping stalwarts earning Facebook chatbots; Faceboook Messenger users can also access an automated personal…