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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 54 54 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 | 67 67 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 | 63 63 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 | 312 312 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 | 346 346 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 | 390 390 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...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 392 392 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 845 845 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...

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Overlooked New Yorkers: Zina Saunders Takes a Closer Look
Passionate People
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Bold Jewelry For Fearless Women
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Have a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn and Queens
Don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet? Forget standing out in the frigid weather waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square unless you want to go into 2010 as an ice cube. There’s a lot going on in...
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Austin's Ale House fetes local art school
For Kew Gardens resident Liana Shemper, it’s very much a labor of love, the top notch art school she’s been running out of a private studio for twenty years now. For the students fortunate enough t...
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Band of Businesses
In Astoria, biz owners weather the recession together
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Guilt-Free Shopping
Gifts everyone (including the giver) can feel good about
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An Atlas for Smart Shopping at Atlas Park
BY HOLLY TSANG htsang@queensledger.com Avoid the typical mall crowds this holiday season by heading over to the The Shops at Atlas Park, Glendale’s spacious outdoor shopping center. Between shoppin...
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The Culture Spot: Red Hook’s Fort Defiance
Newcomer Fort Defiance is certainly filling a niche in the burgeoning, albeit isolated, Red Hook bar scene. Owned by St. John Frizell, a former Pegu Club bartender, the café-bar’s focus is clearly ...
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'Play'-ing By My Own Rules
Playwright Takes On Asian Stereotypes
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Call of the Wild
Joel Meyerowitz creates a ‘Legacy’ for NY Nature Lovers
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Work Wardrobe a Mess? Ben Wolff shows you how to 're-dress'
When Ben Wolff graduated from college with a degree in theater, he took a job in retail as a temporary means of supporting himself while he looked for acting gigs. He ended up keeping the retail jo...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the view-finder: A glimpse at my future
Brian Chan was in high school when he went to Hong Kong on vacation. Figuring he might as well capture some of the memories from his trip, he purchased a simple point-and-shoot camera. Before he kn...
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Rooftop Winter Wonderland
A second ice skating rink comes to Queens
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The ‘Write’ Move
Playwright/novelist is far from struggling
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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez arrives at a Mercosur summit in CaracasBy Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement. Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof scrambled to New York on Tuesday to join last-ditch negotiations, holding the first face-to-face talks with the principals of New York hedge funds who demand full repayment on bonds they bought at a discounted rate after the country defaulted in 2002. The hedge funds are owed $1.33 billion, but an equal treatment clause in an agreement Argentina made with bondholders in 2005 would cost Argentina many billions more. Latin America's No. 3 economy has for years fought the holdout hedge funds that rejected large writedowns, but after exhausting legal avenues Argentina faces default if it cannot reach a last-minute deal.


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Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 13 people were killed early Wednesday after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.


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A carpenter works on a new home at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las VegasBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely regained steam in the second quarter as activity picked up broadly, which would bolster expectations for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0 percent annual rate after shrinking at a 2.9 percent pace in the first quarter, according to a Reuters survey of economists. "I don't think the contraction we saw in the first quarter is reflective of what's truly going on in the economy," said Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh. Earlier in the second quarter, growth estimates were as high as 4 percent, but they were cut as trade, consumer spending and business investment rebounded from the winter slump by less than expected.


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