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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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arts and entertainmemt
What If? Play examines fictional King-X meeting
You don’t have to leave Queens for great theater. Shades of Truth Theater has been touring for eight years with Jeff Stetson’s play “The Meeting,” and will return to York College on February 19. Th...
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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You might not want to Just go with it
Let’s take a moment to sit back and really appreciate Adam Sandler’s amazing career. He has been acting since his break out role as Smitty in The Cosby show in 1987. Aside from two years - 1992 and...
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall into style with Fashion Week
From Betsey to Wu, it's all the fall styles you can't miss
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists to Audience: Express+Local puts 15 city artists in Queens
For one month artists will reside at Queens College, letting audiences in on their process
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roommate: Not Wanted!
I remember my first roommate. He was awful. He stole my records, took my food and smelled. He didn’t smell as bad as my friend’s roommate who had to be Febreezed once a week while he slept. I thoug...
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Designer Spotlight: Tina Tang
Venture into her affordable, stylish world of jewelry
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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What fashion rules rule your house?
When we become teenagers that then become parents, where do we draw the imaginary fashion line in the sand that says, “You’re NOT going in public in THAT….?” It seems that both boys and girls are h...
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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A long 127 hours, if you could handle it
An actor being able to carry an entire scene without the help of a supporting cast is rare. If an actor can single handedly deliver an entire film without any aid it’s more than impressive – it’s a...
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Year of the Rabbit brings luck, peace
See what the Chinese New Year has in store for you and ways to celebrate it
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Music therapy for a "wellthy" 2011
Long Island City-based music therapist, Candace Crawford, helps New Yorkers reach their height of wellness and happiness
Jan 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Strings Attached pulls and tugs slightly
I go to a lot of movies, when I can’t find someone to go with me and I have no problem going on my own, but this week I wasn’t up to see “No Strings Attached” by myself. Not only was I positive the...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hipster fashions that scream sense of style
Whether or not you consider yourself current with today’s fashion and style, it’s easy to be influenced somewhat by your surroundings. If you live in a neighborhood like Williamsburg, Brooklyn or A...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apple's back catalog gets a fresh release
A list of some of the remastered records
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Dilemma isn't much of one
There is a comic plot device that is so common that most people overlook it. The basic formula for this common comedic tool is this: take one kind of funny man who is possibly overweight, just weir...
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists showcase their creations at Brooklyn Textile Show
On view at the Brooklyn Textile Center until Feb. 25
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

An oil well is seen near DenverBy Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil fell almost 2 percent toward $61 a barrel on Monday after Iran said a deal on its nuclear program could be agreed this week if the West lifted sanctions, which could boost the country's oil exports. Oil prices were also depressed by a stronger dollar and reports of a rise in Libyan crude output, traders said. Brent crude hit a low of $61.18 a barrel and was at $61.30 by 7.20 a.m. ET, down $1.28. "If there is the political will to accept that an agreement and sanctions cannot go together, then we can have an agreement this time," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Geneva.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday, March 2, 2015 in Geneva. The meeting came amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, PoolGENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.
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