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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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“App”licable apps for anyone on the go
Let’s face it. If you have a problem or you’re bored, you can bet that there’s an app for that. We are living an app-saturated culture and if you don’t get with it, you could be missing out. Here, ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It takes a village to go organic: Organic Village
As of late many health food stores have popped up around the city. It is almost as if someone has finally lit a flame beneath the bulk of America. Or perhaps turned the flame off - like at Queens’ ...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Crossroads Trading
Having a fashion crisis this season? Never fear, Crossroads Trading Co. has landed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to save the fashion weary, drab and dreary. Founded in Berkley, California, Crossroads i...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret superhero? No Problemo Amigo!
No Problemo Amigo is a hit
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Sparcling” jewelry: Greenpoint jewelry maker crafts exquisite handmade pieces
Susan Lieberman has only been living in Greenpoint for two years now, but already she’s known at the Artists and Fleas market in Williamsburg, around the neighborhood and even throughout the countr...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yoga to the kids
Greenpoint's Usha Veda Yoga offers program for kids
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanka Restaurant falls short of its Peruvian roots
There is a plentiful amount of restaurants along Grand Avenue. But if you’re in the mood for, say, Peruvian, there is Wanka Restaurant, located at 71-04 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. When you walk in, i...
May 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shortstack gives local church makeover
The girls at Shortstack do their part to give back
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupcakes baked with a Brooklyn edge
Brooklyn Cupcake comes to East Williamsburg
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spice up your day at Masala Indian Restaurant
So it’s that day again, the day you don’t want to cook but you wouldn’t mind going out for a bite. So where do you go? Do you revert back to the normal fall backs of Italian or Chinese food, or do ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get natural relief during allergy season
Itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and congestion — these are just some of the symptoms that millions of people have to deal with every day, all from allergens being inhaled through the nasal passages....
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot boutiques to check this spring
These Greenpoint spots are carrying the latest spring trends
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenny Vance brings Doo-Wop back to Queens
The Queens native brings his music back home for a performance at Queens College
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wakamatsu serves up sushi in Maspeth
Ever get that craving for Japanese food? Whether it be sushi or perhaps a cooked Japanese dish there are a few great restaurants in Queens. If you find yourself in Maspeth take a trip over to Wakam...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pin up art of Paige Pumphery
Greenpoint-based illustrator is “wonder woman” in her craft
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, crew members walk near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky. Fiery wrecks this month of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The slowdown is expected to be temporary as economists are still optimistic that growth will post a solid rebound in 2015.
2015-02-27 08:35:01 -0500

Freighters and cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los AngelesU.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday. With consumer spending accelerating at its quickest pace since the first quarter of 2006 and sturdy gains in other measures of domestic demand, the slowdown in growth is likely to be temporary. Growth in consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, was revised down by one-tenth of a percentage point to a 4.2 percent pace in the fourth quarter, still the fastest since the first quarter of 2006.


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