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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 59 59 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 | 56 56 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 | 304 304 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 | 337 337 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 | 381 381 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 | 384 384 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...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 837 837 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 351 351 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...
Wage and Hours Cases Setting Precedents for Tipped Employees
May 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 518 518 recommendations | email to a friend
  Restaurant owners are subject to numerous regulations they must comply with and as various cases are litigated, rulings establish new precedents that can change how the industry does business. Ma...

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Economy a reflection of our culture
Dear Editor: America’s economic decline is linked to, and perhaps was precipitated, by the decline of our culture. The significant components of our culture, our sense of honor, humility and the de...
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City needs to clean eyesore
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association has received many complaints about a group of four two-family homes that were built several years ago at 47th Avenue and 198th Street. They have ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now we can fight the real battles
Dear Editor: Finally, our troops are out of Iraq without the oil which precipitated the phony invasion and without the lives of our 4,000 men and women unknowingly fighting and dying for it. We era...
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Critics of OWS are fooling themselves
Dear Editor: What is it about with avid Occupy Wall Street haters? What blinds them from seeing what OWS is all about? Why is it so difficult for some to comprehend the outrageous disparity of weal...
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Last thoughts on Pat Dolan
Dear Editor: I feel it is safe to say that all of us involved in community life appreciate the enormous contributions of Pat Dolan. As someone who knew Pat Dolan, I was very unhappy that a temporar...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Grover Cleveland HS
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the students and staff at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood for a wonderful evening last Friday night. The school hosted a Winter Wonderland for students ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC needs to oppose hydroracking
Dear Editor: People concerned with the city’s drinking water and the state’s environment need to comment on the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft hydraulic fracturing permittin...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't target billboards
Dear Editor: The crackdown by the Department of Buildings concerning alleged illegal outdoor billboard advertisements, including those on buildings, continues to be disappointing. This is sad to th...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support Wall St. trading tax
Dear Editor: One of the many reasons for the collapse of the financial system was the recklessness of trading and speculation by Wall Street firms using a massive robo-type process of the trading o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg off on teacher comments
Dear Editor: Once again, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is babbling nonsense. The latest diatribe against teachers is that the public school system could do better with fewer teachers -about 50 percent fe...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Supercommittee" far from it
Dear Editor: It appears that our very own home grown billionaires have decided to follow the lead of their wealthy French counterparts. They want to pay more taxes to help their country. They will ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romney off on veterans
Dear Editor: Well, it's business as usual for the Republicans. They can't go a day without using the words "private sector" as is evident in Mitt Romney's latest announcement. Does anyone honestly ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIRR doesn't go far enough
Dear Editor: Last week, in response to complaints from neighborhood residents and government officials about the noise pollution caused by raucous announcements from trains at the Forest Hills LIRR...
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A sign is seen outside a branch of Lloyds Bank in central LondonBritain's Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to U.S. and British authorities investigating its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and manipulating fees for a government lending scheme. The settlement is the seventh joint penalty handed out by U.S. and British regulators in connection with the attempted manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, and other similar benchmarks, which are used to price around $450 trillion of financial products worldwide. Lloyds' settlement follows British rivals Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland , which agreed to pay fines of $453 million and $612 million respectively in 2012 and 2013. The FCA said the total UK fine of 105 million pounds include 70 million pounds for attempting to manipulate fees payable to the Bank of England for the firm's participation in the special liquidity scheme, a taxpayer backed government scheme to support British banks during the financial crisis.


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File photograph shows a pedestrian passing the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in LondonBritain's Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to pay fines totalling $370 million (217 million pounds) to U.S. and British authorities investigating its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal. The settlement is the seventh joint penalty handed out by U.S. and British regulators in connection with the attempted manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, and other similar benchmarks, which are used to price around 450 trillion dollars of financial products worldwide. Lloyds' settlement follows British rivals Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, which agreed to pay fines of $453 million and $612 million respectively in 2012 and 2013.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.
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