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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 283 283 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Graffiti vandals busted
Police catch notorious taggers
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOB developing system to challenge shoddy developers
Investigation into Elmhurst construction death ongoing
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/8/11-1/16/11)
Saturday, Jan. 8 Daniel Abranico was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 61st Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Sciame. Amanda Seano was arrested at 66-26 Metrop...
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Newtown Creek voting results are in
It’s a little over a month later, and the results are finally in. After a tallying of votes on how to spend $7 million of money allotted by the state after a botched Newtown Creek renovation, resid...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit finds broken fire hydrants not fixed fast enough
City defends repair work record
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/3/11-1/8/11)
Monday, Jan. 3 Edgar Valbuena was arrested at 52-18 Flushing Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Bublin. Omar Benitez was arrested at 59-20 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Detective Spagnola. Fai...
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Walmart takes to the web to build support
Hopes new site will show that New Yorkers want a store
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Atlas Park goes on sale this month
Sale date set for Jan. 28
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/27/10-1/2/11)
Monday, Dec. 27 Franklin Bermeo was arrested at 578 Woodward Avenue for assault by Officer Eastman. Jose Delacruz was arrested at 68-25 Cooper Avenue for menacing by Officer Lovallo. Wednesday, Dec...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/20/10-12/26/10)
Monday, Dec. 20 Kevin Darnegie was arrested at 55-90 47th Street for petit larceny by Officer Distler. Anamaria Gheorghiu was arrested at 74-17 Grand Avenue for criminal possession of stolen proper...
Dec 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Sanitation supervisors stalled plows to protest budget cuts
The Sanitation Department (DSNY) took days to plow all the streets in the outer boroughs and the department is causing a heap of stink as reports surfaced of DSNY bosses' orders that workers not cl...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: Blame game doesn’t work on snow cleanup bumble
Memories of Queens/Brooklyn shun of 1969
Dec 28, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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WATCH Video: ATVs With Plows Save the Day in Middle Village & Maspeth
Anthony, from Maspeth and Eugene From Middle Village Pull Triple Shift Plowing Snow in Queens
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Snowed in!
Major snowstorm disrupts travel, mass transit
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Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passes away
Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passed away on Tuesday, December 21, after a long battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in September 2009, and suffered a relapse in April 2010. Despi...
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Los Angeles police officers have shot dead a homeless man in an incident caught on video and posted online, local media reportLos Angeles police officers shot dead a homeless man in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported. The graphic video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in LA's Skid Row area near downtown. The circumstances around the shooting were not immediately clear but the video appears to show a man flailing at officers as they try to subdue him. The Los Angeles Police Department didn't immediately return a call for comment, but local media said at least one officer had opened fire.


2015-03-01 23:20:39 -0500

An oil well is seen near DenverBy Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil stayed in the red on Monday on supply concerns despite partly recovering from earlier losses after a private business survey showed an improvement in China's manufacturing sector in February. "The key drivers over the next few months are going to come from supply dynamics more than demand dynamics," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. "The market is moving into a holding pattern while waiting to see more evidence that production is going to be reduced." Brent crude was down 34 cents at $62.24 a barrel by 2248 ET after an 18 percent gain in February, the largest monthly rise since May 2009. HSBC's survey on private business showed that activity in China's factory sector edged up to a seven-month high in February.


2015-03-01 23:19:54 -0500

Employees assemble electronic components along a production line at a factory in HefeiActivity in China's factory sector edged up to a seven-month high in February but export orders shrank and deflationary pressures persisted, a private business survey showed, adding to the view that yet more interest rate cuts will be needed. Chinese policymakers are embarking on their biggest easing campaign since the depths of the global crisis as the world's second-largest economy is weighed down by a cooling property market, high debt levels and excess factory capacity. The People's Bank of China cut interest rates on Saturday, in the latest effort to support the economy as its momentum slows.


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