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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 487 487 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 521 521 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 556 556 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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Film review: Despicable Me
Aug 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shirting for the guys: Alexander West
The perfect men’s dress shirt requires two things: you, and Queens-based men’s custom shirt designer Alexander West. A native New Yorker, the finance guru turned fashion designer once had an idea f...
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The kids are alright, the adults are amazing
Movie review: The Kids Are Alright
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Interesting to say the least
Mobile museum brings antiques to you
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Take a Ride on the Vintage Express
If your wardrobe goal this fall is to give some vintage looks a spin, you’re in luck. With vintage styles, clothing and patterns more popular than ever, there’s more than enough in Grandma’s closet...
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And you thought YOUR dreams were bizarre?
Film review: Inception (2010)
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A tribute to high fashion through the years
The Brooklyn Art Museum (located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) showcased part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection this past month in the exhibition “American High Style: Fashioning a Na...
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Back to the basics: Short film values face-to-face interaction
Bayou Bennett, a professor of cinema at the New York Institute of Technology, adds the rule “no texting during class” on the syllabus she hands out to her students every semester. It seems unnecess...
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Real Ideas, Silly Characters
Cartoonist uses the absurd to tell his stories
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The Latino Cultural Festival is BACK!
From 7/29 through 8/4
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This gives "Mama's Boy" a whole new meaning
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Savvy Sample Sale Shopping
Out of all the sales in life that will tempt us to indulge in guilty pleasures, nothing tempts us more than sample sales. A samples sales is a sale in which select merchandise from a company is sol...
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Fashion common sense to save you a few cents
Most garments today are manufactured overseas to keep production costs down. The cheaper the labor costs for production, the cheaper the price will be for the consumer. Most savvy shoppers know tha...
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Movie Review: City Island
Another good film ruined by a bad cast.
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Dress for a White Hot Summer
With only 50 or so calendar days left to wear white, the pressure is on to wear all of our summer threads before the arrival of the dreaded doomsday when our summer wardrobes become obsolete. After...
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Venezuela signed numerous energy deals during former President Hugo Chavez's 14 years in power, allowing countries in the Caribbean, Central America and other regions to receive oil on favorable financial terms. The accords, along with almost 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) that are sent to China to repay debts owed by Venezuela, are weighing on the cash flow of state-run oil company PDVSA. Venezuela last year sent an average of 243,000 bpd of crude and products to countries that signed accords known as Petrocaribe, the Caracas Energy Agreement and other bilateral deals. With growing domestic fuel consumption outpacing production and limited refining output, PDVSA has been forced to trim exports of oil products to its customers.
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To match Special Report VENEZUELA/PDVSABy Marianna Parraga and Brian Ellsworth HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout. Total shipments under cooperation deals with Latin American and Caribbean countries dropped 11 percent in 2013 to 243,000 barrels per day (bpd), the lowest level since 2007, according to recent data from Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA. Several factors are behind the decline: lower oil output and weak economic growth at home, a domestic refinery network that has not fully recovered from a severe accident in 2012, and financing agreements with China that divert much of the OPEC nation's oil production to Asia. In the eights months through August, countries from Jamaica to Argentina that have supply pacts with Venezuela have bought 140 cargoes of crude, components and fuel for transport and power generation on the open market, according to tender information compiled by Reuters.


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Jim Harding, center, speaks about his wife, Jan Harding, during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while his son Scott Harding, left, and attorney Paxton Guymon look on. Jan Harding drank sweet tea containing a toxic cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat at a Utah restaurant. Authorities say a worker at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan unintentionally put the chemical cleaning compound in a sugar bag last month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance.


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