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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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BEST PLACES TO THROW YOUR PARTY
Hey, times may be tough, people, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to forego celebrating the special occasions in our lives, are we?
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO IMPRESS YOUR VALENTINE
It’s Valentine’s Day, one of the few days of the year (along with Christmas and her birthday) where you make a little bit more of an effort than usual to show your sweetie just how much you care.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS FOR US TO BEAT THE COLD
A lot of the unsolved mysteries of life are probably locked up deep inside whatever happens to us when we sleep.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE GAME
Well folks, looks like there’ll be a heck of a lot of hunkering down in front of the tube this winter...
Jan 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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“BEST OF THE NEW” - OPENED IN 2008
January, our first month of the year, is all about the NEW - new starts, new opportunities, new resolve...
Jan 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE “BEST OF THE BEST”- 2008 (PART TWO)
We continue to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens...
Jan 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE "BEST OF THE BEST"- 2008
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we wanted to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Dec 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART FOUR
Maybe, as we take this opportunity to gather with friends and family, we can at least be grateful for some of the things that we do have...
Dec 25, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART THREE
For the most part, we’re kind of getting through it, wouldn’t you say – or at least putting on a brave face.
Dec 17, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART TWO
We figured we’d help the cause by showcasing for you a number of favorite places of ours here, where you’re going to get value for your hard-earned American dollars.
Dec 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART ONE
Times are tough for all of us, that’s definitely a given this year. But, despite that, don’t we always somehow figure out a way to shower some affection upon the ones we love most?
Dec 04, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
Sometimes, what with this horrendous economic downturn we’re all going through, it sure does seem like there’s not all that much to be thankful for this year.
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACE$ TO FIND $OME GREAT BARGAIN$
Here at the QUEENS LEDGER/BROOKLYN STAR, we figured it was our civic duty to point out a couple of establishments worthy of showcasing during these difficult times.
Nov 12, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO ENJOY THE NYC MARATHON
We can’t help feeling that the best places from which to view the 26.2 miles of NYC Marathon this Sunday are definitely in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Oct 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
For the youngest of us, and the young at heart, Halloween can be a real community experience...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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An oil well is seen near DenverBy Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil fell almost 2 percent toward $61 a barrel on Monday after Iran said a deal on its nuclear program could be agreed this week if the West lifted sanctions, which could boost the country's oil exports. Oil prices were also depressed by a stronger dollar and reports of a rise in Libyan crude output, traders said. Brent crude hit a low of $61.18 a barrel and was at $61.30 by 7.20 a.m. ET, down $1.28. "If there is the political will to accept that an agreement and sanctions cannot go together, then we can have an agreement this time," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Geneva.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday, March 2, 2015 in Geneva. The meeting came amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, PoolGENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.
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