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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 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 | 69 69 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 | 81 81 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 | 79 79 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 | 330 330 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 | 362 362 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 | 405 405 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 | 406 406 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 | 859 859 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 | 364 364 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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Vallone Senior Missed The Mark By A Mile
Dear Editor: If there was ever an argument to be made in favor of term limits, the pompous, elitist, power hungry, egotistical tripe of an op-ed piece last week by former Council Speaker Peter Vall...
Oct 29, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelters Can Be Deadly For Kids
Dear Editor: Last week eight-month-old Elijah Rodriguez died at a city shelter, allegedly at the hands of his father. We are awaiting more information and details on this case but, tragically, chil...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help From A Councilman
Dear Editor: I am the daughter of a 100-year-old mother who resides in Jamaica Estates and am also the victim of New York City bureaucracy. I have tirelessly and incessantly attempted to have my mo...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is It Too Much To Ask For A Clean Jamaica Bay?
Dear Editor: In recent weeks, I’ve been to Frank Charles Park, Spring Creek Park and the beaches by the parking lots of the Joseph Addabbo bridge on Crossbay Boulevard. It is really disgusting to s...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Criticizing A Standard in the Prosecution of Criminal Acts
Dear Editor: White collar crime can no longer be a slap on the wrist offense. When people lose their homes and are on the street while the perpetrators make billions, a horrific crime has been comm...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign Theatrics
Dear Editor: There’s no business like snow business. When Senator McCain dramatically announced to the voting public,that he was suspending his campaign race as well as his presence at the schedule...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Kingly Serf Is Like A Jumbo Shrimp
Dear Editor: In this last week’s issue, State Senator Serf Maltese placed an advertisement touting his knighthood by the Italian government. He refers to himself as Cavakiere Senator Serphin R. Mal...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missive From Within St. John’s
Missive From Within St. John’s Dear Editor: I’m writing this letter in response to the 9/4/08 letter titled, “St. John’s Hospital Needs Overhaul,” in response to Thomas Singleton’s letter and as a ...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help Save a Church
Dear Editor: As we have seen over the last number of years, aging and declining congregations struggle to maintain their Churches open in many denominations. Providing general maintenance to Church...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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There’s A Mess, But It Isn’t Here
Dear Editor: As the president of the Board of Directors of Lindsay Park Housing Corp., I read your article captioned “Hall of a Mess” (September 11, 2008) with great dismay. It is most unfortunate ...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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CEO: Con Ed On It
Dear Editor: The people of your area are fortunate to be served by the dedicated line crews of Con Edison – a dedication we witnessed firsthand when they joined line workers from FirstEnergy utilit...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Open Letter to Rep. John Lewis
Dear Congressman John Lewis, I am writing to you today to request that a ceremony of significance be held when Emancipation Hall is completed. I am sure that you are aware that the Capitol building...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can You Get Experience In A Box?
Dear Editor: I find it interesting that when polit-actor Fred Thompson, at the Republican Convention, said of Senator John McCain, “being a prisoner of war does not qualify one to be President” it ...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Avenue a Wreck
Dear Editor: For the past five years, my neighbors and I have been trying to repair Maspeth Avenue from 59th to 60th Street. There were floods of water in sinkholes on the street, which splashed ev...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Pleasant Stay at SJQ
Dear Editor: I understand that there has been recent information sent to your newspaper concerning the ill-mannered and inattentive staff at Caritas/St. John’s Queens Hospital. I find that it is my...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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An activist holds a banner that reads in Spanish "Homeland or vultures, be strong Argentina", during a demonstration in support of the government in their dispute over $1.5 billion with a U.S. hedge fund, known locally as "vulture funds", in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Argentina's economy minister leads a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.


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Samsung reports a near 20% decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devicesSamsung said Thursday net profit plunged almost 20 percent in the second quarter as intensifying competition from cheap Chinese phones and the strong won saw sales slump in its key mobile business. Second quarter sales of its mobile unit fell 20 percent on-year to 28.45 trillion won, while operating profit slid nearly 30 percent to 4.42 trillion won.


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Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
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