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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 123 123 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 298 298 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 | 278 278 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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What's in the Trunk? The Made in NYC Trunk Show
The Made in NYC Local Trunk Show starring three prestigious designers from Brooklyn and Queens kicked off last Tuesday evening at Polar Lounge in the Marcel Hotel in Manhattan! The Dress Recycler a...
Mar 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sucker Punch weak, packs no power hits
What do you get when you mix attractive women, gunfights, and sexy schoolgirl outfits? The movie “Sucker Punch.” It’s a good formula, but it doesn’t make for an engaging movie this time around. In ...
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of Flamenco in the heart of Astoria
Gabriela Granados’ Tablao Flamenco opens for another season
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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That 70's style is back in action
While the fashion cycle keeps repeating itself, the trends follow suit this spring with an honorable nod to the 1970s. If the thought of anything in your wardrobe remotely honoring the 70’s reminds...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul: Like E.T., only more hip and cool
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg team up again in “Paul” the new Sci-fi movie that came out this past weekend. Like Frost and Pegg’s other film “Shawn of the Dead” the humor in “Paul” relies heavily on kn...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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DJ Rekha takes her dance party to Queens
One artist in JCAL’s and WMI’s “The World in Queens” series
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Riding Hood is not so big and bad
This weekend I went and saw “Twilight.” No, sorry, that’s not right. This weekend I went and saw “Red Riding Hood.” Confusing the two movies is an understandable mistake considering that the same w...
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Store happenings in Park Slope
See what’s “in store” for you during end-of-season
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your wardrobe: Your calling card
Take the chance and reinvent your wardrobe this spring
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rango lassoes in a mere two stars
The first thing that needs to be made clear about “Rango” is that it isn’t a children’s movie. It’s an animated film for adults and young adults. “Rango” received a PG rating but I think that the v...
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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War of the tablets: The iPad versus the Xoom
How do the two compare?
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn beauty guru shares her tips
With beauty trends walking hand in hand with fashion trends, we have found a ‘beauty babe’ to guide us through the ever growing haystack of product choices. It can be overwhelming choosing between ...
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drive Angry revs up disappointment
This past weekend hosted the Oscars. The best of the best movies and actors, competed against each other for the little golden trophies. Is it a coincidence that on this Oscar weekend Nicolas Cage’...
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reeling in the world at the Queens World Film Festival
The Queens World Festival showcases a world of films
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take time off: Spice up your weekends
Day-to-day schedules can get tedious. Bouncing between work, home and family obligations, it’s often hard to muster the energy and enthusiasm for making time for yourself. But weekends are two-day ...
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Family members wait outside the Zasyadko coal mine in DonetskBy Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not linked to fighting at the nearby frontline in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. Nevertheless, Kiev suggested the war had made the disaster worse, accusing the separatists of holding up a rescue effort by restricting access.


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German Chancellor Merkel speaks at a joint news conference with European Commission President Juncker at the EC headquarters in BrusselsBARCELONA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. Athens, which says it does not need a new aid program, averted a new crisis on Wednesday by successfully raising over 1 billion euros in short-term debt as planned but its long-term funding outlook appears increasingly uncertain. The country has secured a four-month extension to its bailout program until the end of June but remains shut out of debt markets and its new leftwing government has angered euro zone partners with its sharp anti-bailout rhetoric. For the second time this week, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Athens was unlikely to be able to return to capital markets by June, and that a package of between 30 and 50 billion euros ($33-56 billion) would be needed.


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Trader Thomas Kay works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 4, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening lower, putting the market on track for a second day of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.


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