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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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AARP urges you to vote
Dear Editor: Earlier this year, AARP launched "You’ve Earned a Say," a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, to engage citizens in communities across the country. ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for bringing up FDR
Dear Editor: In a recent edition there was a letter from a John Procida. I would like to thank him for invoking the aura of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was so refreshing hearing the name of that ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tough road ahead for newspapers
Dear Editor: "Bright future for newspapers" (Guest Op-Ed by Caroline H. Little - October 11) faces significant challenges. In the 1960s, New York City was blessed with over 12 daily newspapers sold...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher was right
Dear Editor: After reading John Procida’s letter “Stupid is what stupid does,” I not only agree wholeheartedly with him, but remember my father many years ago saying the same thing. Didn’t Abraham ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biden a disgrace
Dear Editor: Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Obama or Romney supporter, the spectacle of Vice President Joe Biden's sneering, laughing, mocking and 32 interruptions of Paul ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our own worst enemy
Dear Editor: In my effort to stay informed, I attended a “Candidates Night” on October 10 at Holy Cross High School to listen to the candidates. There were three candidates seeking a congressional ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop paying for Westchester to ride
Dear Editor: I have been fighting to get a Downtown service on the QM20 Express Bus and I am angry at the fact that the MTA Bus Company wastes our (Northeast Queens residents’) taxpayer money. The ...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor: There already is a third-party alternative to Democrat Obama and Republican Romney. Since 1972 Libertarian Party presidential candidates such as John Hospers and others have provided a...
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Independents, rise up!
Dear Editor: If you are a Republican or Democrat you really don’t have to do much thinking about the candidate or issues – your focus is to support your party. And each party will vigorously promot...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect New York’s waterways
Dear Editor: Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. Since then, New York has taken the lead on water protection by maintaining some of...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help voters vote
Dear Editor: Four years ago, for the United States Presidential Election, voter turnout was higher than usual across most of the country. This year, Americans are once again gearing up to go to the...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stupid is what stupid does
Dear Editor: Are the American people stupid? Why did they re-elect Roosevelt four times when he presided over the Great Depression for eight years - the eight years before we entered into World War...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Capital One open
Dear Editor: The Capitol One Bank branch located at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, October 6. A bank has been at this location for mor...
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Your tax dollars hard at work...Not!
Dear Editor: Last week, a resident of our condo was not pleased with a replacement light (which was installed in the complex) and “naturally” called the 104th Precinct. Within minutes squad cars we...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the FAA to court
Dear Editor: In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration with regard to the trial run of the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport, which has environme...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy. Cuts to benchmark lending and deposit rates, announced by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday evening, pre-empted official data released on Sunday that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity for February. While economists had been predicting further easing to support the struggling economy, some were surprised that the PBOC made its move just days before China's national legislature will meet to set the official economic growth target for 2015. "It also suggests that growth may have slowed sharper than we expected." China posted its slowest growth in decades in 2014, at 7.4 percent, and sources told Reuters in January the government had settled on a target around 7 percent this year.


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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


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FILE - Ukraine’s recently appointed Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. national who adopted Ukrainian citizenship to take up her post, speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, in this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo. War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just as much at home here as she takes on a daunting task: overhauling a Soviet-era economy at a time when public finances are being drained by war. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.


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