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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 177 177 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 | 212 212 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 | 226 226 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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 518 518 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 | 552 552 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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Broadway coming to Flushing Town Hall
Group hopes to tap local creative talent
Aug 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's New Sound Studio keeps the hits coming
What makes a hit song? While great lyrics are important for a chart-topping ditty, they’re not the only thing that needs to enter to mix. The instruments, voice, and production are all important fa...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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They came, they sawed, they conquered!
The 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival attracted 55 musical saw players to Astoria on Saturday, July 18. Of those, 53 played together, attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a bazaar at Bizaare Ave Cafe
Everything is for sale at new Astoria eatery
Jul 28, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touristy Fulton Ferry becoming food haven for locals, too
New restaurants geared to locals challenge Grimaldi's
Jul 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pizza & Beer & Video Games - Oh My
Williamsburg is stepping it up with these bars you must see to believe. The Lazy Catfish is on Lorimer Street. Cool name, huh? When we asked the owner how he picked the name, he answered "Well, I l...
Jul 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corner in Hollis to be renamed "Run DMC JMJ Way"
Council approved a measure to rename the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue after the famous hip-hop group Run DMC. The corner will soon be called "Run DMC JMJ Way" to honor the group, whose ...
Jul 07, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School teaches people to connect
Workshop simplifies the world of social media
Jul 01, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharpen your job-hunting skills
Tips to employment in tough times
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloggers School and BQE Media partner up
Social media workshop planned for June 25
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buy a hammer and pick up some artwork
Hardware store continues commitment to local artists
Jun 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google/Guggenheim team up
On June 8, the birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum and Google announced the launch of Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, everyone is enco...
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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A battle of the beer gardens
New Astoria joint challenges Bohemian supremacy
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Govs Isle opens for the season
Governors Island opened to the public this past weekend for another fun-filled summer on this New York Harbor jewel that is a mere 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. Thousands flocked to the island, w...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Book Festival returns for a fourth year
Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined members of the Brooklyn Literary Council, top authors, publishing industry leaders, editors, and literary insiders to announce some of t...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said. Poroshenko is scheduled to see Putin in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Aug. 26 at a meeting that will also include top leaders of the European Union and of the Russian-led Customs Union. Though he did not mention Putin by name, Poroshenko was quoted by his website as saying that the Ukrainian side "would call for the (rebel) fighters to be withdrawn from Ukraine." "I am sure we will succeed in this," he said. Poroshenko's pro-Western leadership accuses Russia of orchestrating separatist rebellions in Ukraine, in which more than 2,000 people have been killed, and of arming the rebels.
2014-08-21 12:25:01 -0400

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


2014-08-21 12:24:01 -0400

File of a Family Dollar store is seen in ChicagoFamily Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job. Family Dollar, the second-largest dollar store in the United States, said it believed a deal with its larger rival would be unlikely to win antitrust approval despite a promise by Dollar General to close up to 700 stores. "We will not jeopardize the Dollar Tree deal for a transaction with Dollar General that has a high likelihood of not closing due to antitrust considerations," said Ed Garden, an independent director on Family Dollar's board. The formal rejection came a day after Dollar General Chief Executive Rick Dreiling questioned whether his counterpart at Family Dollar, Howard Levine, was serving his own interests in supporting Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion offer.


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