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Tariffs trump Lifetime; Broadridge bangs out big year

  LIFETIME BRANDS INC. Headquarters: Garden City Industry: Capital goods Nasdaq: LCUT Reporting Date: Aug. 8, 2019 Reporting Quarter: 2Q FY2019 Quarter Ended: June 30, 2019 Numbers: Second-quarter net sales were reported as $142.5 million, a 4.2 percent drop from the $148.7 million reported for the same quarter last fiscal year. Net loss was $11.5 million – a loss of 56 cents per diluted share and an 88.5 percent plunge from the $6.1 million net…


No. 403: On Truman, workforce development and Adelphi diversity – plus, casting a new Spellman

  Fair to middling: A pleasant Wednesday to you, dear readers, as we reach the midpoint of our latest busy workweek. Before we dive in, welcome new newsletter subscribers Donna, Sammy, Eric, Pearlene, Luke, Shaun, Hamlet, Catherine, Andre and Marshall. If any of you had the house of Zhao beating the house of Zhi (ending the Battle of Jinyang in the State of Jin on this date in 453 B.C.), collect your 100 bronze Yibi…


Adelphi centers creativity around new innovation hub

By GREGORY ZELLER // With several university-based incubators and centers of excellence already bolstering the Long Island innovation economy, Adelphi University is working up its own innovation hub. Coming soon: The Adelphi Innovation Center, a 2,000-square-foot research laboratory planned for the Garden City school’s Swirbul Library. Scheduled for a September 2019 opening, the AIC will take its place among a number of advanced “innovation centers” on Long Island, including the Hofstra University Center for Entrepreneurship,…


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…