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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 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 | 73 73 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 | 85 85 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 | 83 83 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 | 334 334 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 | 367 367 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 | 409 409 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 | 410 410 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 | 863 863 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 | 368 368 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...

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Thanks For The Trees! Now We’ve Got To Hang On To Them
Dear Editor: I just wanted to commend and thank the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division for the great job that they did this week in planting new street trees in my section o...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky
Dear Editor: On December 4, the Commission on MTA Financing chaired by former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch released its proposals. It included an inefficient and inequitable toll tax that makes lit...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Heart-breaking Holiday Death
Dear Editor: I have read many opinions on who was to blame for the death of Jdimytai Damour, the Walmart employee who was trampled to death. Some blame the store while others say it is the people w...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maybe It Is Him After All
Dear Editor, Kudos to Tom Nolan’s 11/3 column, “Maybe it’s me”. Appearing in a later issue of your paper was a long-winded diatribe by a letter writer, deriding Mr. Nolan with such enthusiasm as to...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOU Are the Eyesore!
Dear Editor: In response to last week’s Eyesore of the Week, I disagree with it and feel that people should be praised for hanging their clothes on a clothesline. Are you really concerned about the...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyesore or No-Sore?
Dear Editor In my opinion, your Eyesore of the Week photo featuring showing washing hung to dry on old-style clothesline) (November 27, 2008) is a prime example of financially smart, energy-saving ...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go Wash Yourself!
Dear Editor, I could not believe the latest “Eyesore of the Week” which appeared in the November 27, 2008 edition your paper. Quite frankly, I cannot see anything wrong with this picture. Clearly t...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Your Hands Out of Our Economy
Dear Editor: Our concern should not be about who is best qualified to run our economy, but that no one should interfere with the free market! The collapsing economy demonstrates the false promises ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family Justice Center A Success
Dear Editor: The New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn opened on July 22, 2005, one year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and my Office were awarded a grant, under the United States Office o...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supportive Housing Doesn't Deserve Opposition
Dear Editor: I’m sure that Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s opposition to the proposed development of a 50-unit supportive housing residence in Astoria (“Thanks, But No Thanks” 10/30) is based on wel...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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He Won the Election, Now He Has to Change
Dear Editor: I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic election. Some of his ideas and pronouncements, however, remain a source of concern. His statements regarding the Constitution and ...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama & Bloomberg: Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be
Dear Editor, Maybe it's me, but Tom Nolan's column about Obama (“Maybe It’s Me,” November 13) was just like Obama's campaign, a bunch of utopian juvenile, style-over-substance, pie-in-the sky fanta...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Cheers for the DA
Dear Editor: Several years ago, monies were owed to our construction company and we were forced to retain the services of a collection agency. This agency was successful in getting a check issued t...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only Bloomberg Has The Right Stuff
Dear Editor: “We need the New York City Mayor more than he needs us.” In these tough and complex financial/economic times we are fortunate to have Mayor Bloomberg among us with his expertise and ex...
Oct 30, 2008 | 3 3 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing an iPhone is Better Than Losing Your Cool
Dear Editor: We learn in life that there are times when we should speak up, and there are times when we should wait to speak . This epiphany occurred to me and two of my friends on Saturday night, ...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.
2014-07-31 21:59:11 -0400

A T-Mobile store sign is seen in Broomfield, ColoradoBy Soyoung Kim and Leila Abboud PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - French telecommunications company Iliad SA ILD.PA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc TMUS.N, setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp S.N, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp 9984.T. The approach will further shake up a U.S. media and telecoms market already in tumult as a series of U.S. cable and cellular operators have bid for rivals to cut costs amid slowing growth. The market and its relatively healthy margins remain alluring to some foreign operators like Softbank and Iliad, however. Iliad, which has shaken up the French mobile and broadband market in the past decade with its cheap, pared-down subscriber plans, bid $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US at $33 per share, it said in a statement on Thursday. The Paris-based company said its offer for the fourth-largest U.S. carrier values all of T-Mobile at $36.20 per share, a premium of 42 percent to the pre-announcement share price, once expected cost savings of $10 billion were taken into account.


2014-07-31 21:58:55 -0400

A woman walks past a graffiti in Buenos AiresBy Sarah Marsh and Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors. The default came after Argentina failed to strike a deal with lead holdout investors NML Capital Ltd, an affiliate of Elliott Management Corp and Aurelius Capital Management, in time for a midnight Wednesday EDT (0400 GMT) payment deadline. "Those who expect us to sign any old thing, threatening us that the world will come to an end otherwise, should not count on me," Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said in her first comments since the default. The government maintains it has not defaulted because it made a required interest payment on one of its bonds due 2033, but U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan blocked that deposit in June, saying it violated his ruling.


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