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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 110 110 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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DIY fashions to liven up your wardrobe
If you have the will to get creative with your wardrobe this winter, then there’s a way to win over those winter wardrobe blues. If you start your day staring into your closet hoping that something...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Country Strong" is kind of weak
Do you ever wonder how Hollywood comes up with ideas for movies? I think people probably just sit around in a room and throw ideas around: “How about a movie about a country singer at the tail end ...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small hands, big world: Captured
The Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show aims to showcase the photography of local kids
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author Neal Gillen talks about life in Queens
Neal Gillen’s seven novels have all in some way or another, featured Queens. Whether as a setting, or a place that a character goes to hide out, the author, who now lives in Maryland, returns to hi...
Jan 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cute and prepared to weather any storm
Tips to keep your winter shoes in top condition
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The King's Speech delivers on que
With the decline in the average person’s attention span and the advent of special effects that can show people not only dodging bullets but sweat flying off their forehead as they do it, its unusua...
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz up your new year resolutions
Learn with the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters in panels, workshops and classes.
Jan 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New year, new wardrobe
Any fashion trend that you see this spring will have the same common thread: Color. Any fashion publication, celebrity news report or stylist will tell you that ‘brights are in and drab is out’. Is...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beat the Winter Blues
Shorter days, colder temperatures and more time stuck inside can color anyone’s winter a little blue. Whether you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, noticing a change in appetite, or even just feeling...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cool ways to celebrate New Years
Take a break from TimesSquare and chill out with these events.
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Art of “Craftacular” Creations
The handmade craze was in full effect this past Sunday, Dec. 12th at a local designer open market we stumbled upon, sponsored by BUST Magazine—“The magazine for women with something to get off thei...
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a treat
Following close on Harry Potter’s heels, the new Narnia film, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was released on Dec. 10. While “The Voyage” didn’t even come to close to gro...
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gifts that keep giving
Six sure ways to impress this holiday
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Last Minute Local and Online Gift Guide
For when you still aren't sure where to shop this Christmas.
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Swan Blurs Line Between Passion and Madness
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, “Black Swan,” tells a story full of passion, obsession, and illusion as he takes us into the competitive world of professional ballet. The film revolves a...
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian mourners gather at the spot where opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, on February 28, 2015President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe. The 55-year-old former deputy premier, a vocal Putin critic prominent at opposition rallies, was shot in the back several times just before midnight Friday as he walked across a bridge a stone's throw from the Kremlin walls. The brazen assassination is the latest in a string of murders of opposition figures in Putin's 15 years in power and recalls the shooting of anti-Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down on Putin's birthday in October 2006.


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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo taken from the Royal New Zealand air force (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, pilot and aircraft captain, Flight Lt. Timothy McAlevey looks out of a window while searching for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, over the Indian Ocean off the coast of western Australia. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of the aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday, March 1, 2015. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of the flight, which vanished in 2104 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. No trace of the plane has been found. (AP Photo/Greg Wood, Pool, File)SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.


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An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. The new reading ended a four-month streak of declining numbers, and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the rise should be viewed more positively as it occurred despite the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, during which PMI usually contracts. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion economy last year, the services sector has weathered the growth downturn better than factories have, partly because it depends less on foreign demand. MIXED NEWS IS BAD NEWS From the breakdown of factory data, economic performance is uncertain.


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