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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 644 644 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 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 | 234 234 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 | 320 320 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...

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No more holidays
Dear Editor: It seems that every ethnic group is now clamoring to have a school holiday added to the school year. This all started originally over eight decades ago, when the Jewish holidays of Ros...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Concannon
Dear Editor: Joseph Concannon is running for the City Council in the 23rd District in Queens, which covers Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Glen Oaks Villa...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cut government spending
Dear Editor: I think that due to the federal government shutdown, people realized just how big the government is. It is involved in many aspects of our lives. The fishermen in Alaska couldn't fish ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still living in the good old days
Dear Editor: The recent New York City Transit Museum's antique bus display as part of the annual Atlantic Antic festival was a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to mak...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal or delay?
Dear Editor: After two weeks of political gridlock, there is finally an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling to prevent the nation from defaulting on its financial responsi...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not down with de Blasio
Dear Editor: Bill de Blasio says he wants the city to provide pre-K in the public schools. All we ever read about in the papers is how overcrowded all the schools are already. Where are they going ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appalled by hate
Dear Editor: I was appalled and greatly distressed to read of a hate crime in Bellerose. I live in Glen Oaks Village on the Bellerose side where these egregious and nefarious acts were perpetrated....
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bag the bag fee
Dear Editor: The new proposal to charge 10 cents per plastic bag at our grocery stores and supermarkets is not feasible or fair. It would be burdensome to our small business owners and costly to ou...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building should go
Dear Editor: The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is very concerned with the lack of action since the collapse of the building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue on April 15. This collapsed building al...
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Detective a coward
Dear Editor: The undercover detective who took part in the vicious attack on the driver of the SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway should be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Why w...
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Sweet Caroline a sour choice for ambassador.
Dear Editor: Larry Penner's letter in your October 3rd issue was correct; Obama named Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan because of her political clout and personal wealth. Her diplomatic skil...
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Tale of two cities a scary one
Dear Editor: The “tale of two cities" is in essence government confiscation of wealth, via taxation from the “haves” to the “have not's” growing out of control as advocated by mayoral candidate Bil...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crashing the Party
Dear Editor: On September 30, about 30 residents and homeowners of 98th Street in Woodhaven inadvertently "crashed" a small soiree sponsored by the local front for the Trust for Public Land. The go...
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Upset about road rage
Dear Editor: The recent incident in which a family were surrounded and chased by motorcyclists is again another reason why road rage needs to be dealt with more aggressively by the NYPD. What right...
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retail stocks were lower on Monday, dropping along with weakness in the broader market, but Morgan Stanley sees a higher-than-average likelihood that many stocks in the sector could receive acquisition offers in the coming year. The firm sees nine consumer discretionary stocks that rank high in its acquisition likelihood model, the most of any sector, although the consumer staples, healthcare and technology groups were also seen as offering potential candidates. ...


2014-09-22 12:47:47 -0400

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. IPO, in New YorkBy Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest at $25 billion, netting underwriters of the sale a more than $300 million windfall after the e-commerce giant and some shareholders parted with additional shares. The fees are equivalent to 1.2 percent of the total deal, with Alibaba paying $121.8 million in commissions. Selling shareholders are set to pay another $178.6 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Overwhelming demand saw the IPO initially raise $21. ...


2014-09-22 12:46:36 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco's new chief executive Dave Lewis said Robin Terrell had stepped in to lead the grocer's UK leadership team in the wake of the firm's accounting issue, which has resulted in four employees stepping aside. Terrell was previously Tesco's group multi-channel director. In a conference call with reporters Lewis declined to comment on whether UK managing director Chris Bush was one of the employees asked to step aside while investigations continue. The BBC and Sky News had reported that Bush was one of the four. (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton)
2014-09-22 12:45:25 -0400