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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 66 66 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 | 178 178 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 | 224 224 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 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 | 284 284 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 | 289 289 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 | 540 540 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 | 573 573 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 | 593 593 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...

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Bipartisanship a no-go in health debate
President should resort to Reconciliation
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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State education tops
Dear Editor: While the media appears to be more interested in President Obama’s treatment of Governor Paterson and the political implications, we cannot overlook the fact that President Obama came ...
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DOB corrupt
Dear Editor: For more than twenty years, Queens civic leaders have been engaged in a good faith effort to bring reform to the NYC Department of Buildings. Over the past decades, we have seen the ag...
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Consumer Protection needed
Dear Editor: A year after the financial meltdown and hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer-financed bailouts, American consumers still lack significant protections from the irresponsible and ...
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End Don't Ask
Dear Editor: This is so sad. Our poor boys and girls are being sent on multiple deployments, each one increasing their chance of severe injury or death while we still enforce that idiotic, "Don't a...
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The Culture Spot: Sweet Afton, a break from the norm
Sweet Afton isn’t a typical Irish pub. You won’t find gimmicky shamrocks in the windows, antique shillelaghs on the walls, or obtrusive TV screens showing the big game. It’s a cozy, sophisticated g...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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In English, please
Dear Editor: I received in the mail a copy of the primary elections from the NYC Campaign Finance Board in English and Spanish and another copy in Korean and Chinese. What is going on in this city?...
Sep 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flunkin' Donuts
Dear Editor: Like many patrons who favor Dunkin' Donuts as one of their culinary breakfast bailiwicks, I often enjoy a bagel or hot chocolate. I find a chocolate custard donut and a vanilla bean Co...
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End childhood obesity
Dear Editor: Our Health is Worth Fighting For. Did you know nearly 1 in 3 children and teens are overweight or obese in the United States? Experts say it is possible that my generation could be the...
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U.S. should leave U.N.
Dear Editor: Although we are unknown trillions in national debt, our government pours our tax money into the United Nations. Why? The U.N.'s membership is mostly corrupt gangster nations that hate ...
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Jeter!
Dear Editor: Derek Jeter has just passed Lou Gehrig's with his 2,722nd career hit and now holds the Yankee's all-time hits record. For that I say Jeter, you have made all of us New Yorkers very pro...
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Can't stand when the Speaker speaks
Dear Editor: I am an avowed Liberal but try as I may, I just cannot warm up to Nancy Pelosi. I am basically in harmony with her positions, however (call me shallow) her delivery with that, "deer ca...
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NYPD needs to change its policies
Dear Editor; It is a very sad day when an officer gets killed in the line of duty by one of their own. Officer Omar J. Edwards was killed by a fellow officer Andrew Dunton in what appears now as la...
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Support your local civic
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. is a civic association in its 104th year. It works to make the neighborhoods of Auburndale and Western Bayside great place to live. Current...
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Help save your library
Dear Editor: Queens Library is facing unprecedented budgets cuts that will devastate library service unless funding is restored. The proposed city budget slashes our operating funds by nearly $20 m...
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Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko)MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.


2014-09-01 22:51:51 -0400

Home for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in VirginiaFund managers said the rising cost of housing - which accounts for as much as a third or more of various measures of inflation and is outpacing other consumer cost increases - has revived price pressure in the economy. "TIPS have had a good tail wind this year.


2014-09-01 22:48:51 -0400
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, according to local media reports.
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