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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 125 125 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 | 172 172 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
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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 | 220 220 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 | 228 228 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 | 480 480 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 | 511 511 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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...

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Life is good
Dear Editor: Those of us in the know already moved to neighborhoods in northeast Queens long before reading the recent Real Estate Board of New York report that showed significant increases in home...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much security
Dear Editor: The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data on all Americans since it was created by a directive by President Harry S. Truman. It is one of 16 intelligence agencies of ...
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Multicultural madness
Dear Editor: When voters go to the polls on Nov. 5, they'll face large ballots printed in tiny six-point type. One reason: a requirement that ballots be printed in six languages, including Bengali....
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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...
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Enough is enough!
Dear Editor: The latest move is to make Diwali a school holiday according to an article in the October 24ht edition of this paper. Councilman Daniel Dromm states that the holiday symbolizes an inne...
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Beware!
Dear Editor: I hope people are aware of the changes President Obama and people like Bill de Blasio are trying to make in this country. They are trying to turn the U.S.A. into a Socialist country. B...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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A word from Congress on the shutdown
Dear Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was comp...
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Race has nothing to do with it
Dear Editor: Charges that Republicans want to destroy Obama's agenda because of his race are absurd. Skin color has nothing to do with it. His Obama care enrollment website is a perfect example. Th...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


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Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Reublican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate, leaves the voting booth after marking his ballot in Alaska's primary election in Anchorage, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.


2014-08-20 02:44:11 -0400

China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities say, in what state media says is the biggest-ever penalty for violating the anti-monopoly lawChina has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms a total of more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, in what state media called the biggest-ever penalty for violating the anti-monopoly law. The companies were found to have implemented monopoly pricing agreements for more than 10 years, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regulator said in a statement. It fined them a total of 1.24 billion yuan ($201 million), in what state broadcaster CCTV said was the biggest fine China had imposed since its anti-monopoly law took effect in 2008. "The companies... unlawfully affected prices of auto parts, finished vehicles and bearings in China and harmed the interests of downstream manufacturers and consumers," the NDRC statement said.


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