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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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Boy, Am I Glad That Election Is Over
Dear Editor: Congratulations to Senator Frank Padavan, who finally was certified as the winner in the 11 State Senate district race. This was a close election, and I realize that there were legal c...
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Children’s Health Study a Boon To The Borough
Dear Editor: I was so excited to read about the Children’s Health Study (Queens Tapped for Largest Children’s Health Study in U.S. History, February 19) that will be conducted by the NIH in Queens....
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Nothing New About the New World Order
Dear Editor: The term “new world order” was first used by President George Bush, Sr. in a speech delivered on September 11, 1990. Although Barack Obama has not used the term, Zbignew Brzezinski, hi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landmarking Curtails Our Rights
Dear Editor: The government already constrains and controls every aspect of our lives by regulating our wealth, income, taxes, investments, etc. The results are a matter of record. It is absurd to ...
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New Bus Terminal In Flushing
Dear Editor: I recently heard a suggestion about building a Flushing bus terminal at the site of Municipal Lot 1. It struck a nerve! Perfect! I hadn’t dawned on me that the fancy “development” plan...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Could We Forget About the Old MTA?
Dear Editor: Does anyone remember Spring 2003? In double bombshell accusations, the New York State Comptroller and New York City Controller issued separate reports in April showing that the MTA kep...
Jan 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyesore Is Not So Sore
Dear Editor: A recent edition of your newspaper (Dec 11, 2008) included an Eyesore of the Week item that featured graffiti on a Post Office drop box an Nassaus Ave in Greenpoint. The caption writer...
Jan 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acess-A-Ride To Be Less Acess-Able
Dear Editor: Tucked into the budget that the MTA board approved on December 17 are details that the Queens public should ponder in the weeks ahead as the NYTransit prepares to put into effect the d...
Jan 08, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayers for a Brighter, Better New Year
Dear Editor: As we resolve to meet the opportunities and challenges of a new year, we renew our resolution to learn from past failures and commit to the improvement of our neighborhoods, cities and...
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Arthur Ponzi-relli
Dear Editor: Bernard Madoff has admitted perpetrating a Ponzi scheme and defrauding countless investors and retirees. Wikipedia defines a Ponzi scheme as a fraudulent investment operation that invo...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I Eat Has Nothing To Do With The Rest Of Your Afternoon
Dear Editor: With our government in deep debt, we ordinary citizens can think of lots of ways for our government to save money. You would think common sense would prevail in Washington DC, but that...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Is the Bailout On Us?
Dear Editor, Does any one even care that those baby boomers who are not yet senior citizens (62 or 65) have to take money out of their pension checks to provide all this money for public transporta...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comp. Sez, “East River Tolls No Go”
Dear Editor: The importance of finding a solution to the region’s transit budget shortfall took on new urgency yesterday as the MTA approved a 23 percent fare hike and massive service cuts. While t...
Dec 23, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Budget Cuts
Dear Editor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that further budget cuts might be necessary. The problem is that these cuts could extend to the NYPD and the FDNY, which means layoffs and the closing of m...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaving the Chicken Coop to the Wolves
Dear Editor: Whatever form it takes, an essential part of the auto bailout should include corporate leadership change. In other words, the captain of the Exxon Valdez who ran the tanker into calami...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.


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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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