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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 83 83 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 | 121 121 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 247 247 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 | 257 257 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 | 241 241 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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Luis A. Morales
Luis A. Morales passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Father of Miguel Espinoza, Mildred Espinoza and Ingrid Morales. Loving Grandfather of Matthew. Cherished U...
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzales and t...
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Michael Laterza
Michael Laterza passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Jessie. Loving Father of Rosemarie Bocchino and Father-in-Law of Vinnie. Cherished Gra...
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Kenneth P. Arcipowski
Kenneth P. Arcipowski passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Original Member of Randy & The Rainbows. Beloved Husband of Eileen. Loving Father of Kenny. Dear Brother of Joan Pid...
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Bertha Pryor
Bertha Pryor passed away on February 26, 2011 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Stanley Pryor. Loving Mother of Barbara Pryor. Dear Sister of Stella Harasimowicz. Mass of Chris...
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzale...
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Thomas J. Bujka
Thomas J. Bujka passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 57. He was the cherished Son of Eva and the late Gustav. Beloved Father of Justin, Joseph, Michael and Alexandra. Loving Brothe...
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Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio
Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 82. Lifelong resident of Judge Street, Williamsburg. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Loving Father of Anthony and...
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John H. Schmidt
John H. Schmidt 88, died March 14 at his home in Vero Beach, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. A veteran of World War II, he was born and raised in Queens, NY, arriving in Vero 20 years...
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Carmen Verdugo
Carmen Verdugo passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio Ortiz. Loving Mother of Carmen Jimenez and Mariantonia Ortiz. Cherished Grandmo...
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Michael King
Michael King passed away on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at the age of 62. He was the beloved Brother of Joseph, Patricia and John. Cherished Uncle and Dearest Friend. Mr. King was a United States Arm...
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Imre Toth
Imre Toth passed away on Friday, March 11, 2001 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Mary Toth and Father-in-Law of Peter. Cherished Grandfather of Christopher and...
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Ina C. Stark
Ina C. Stark passed away on February 28, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Richard. Devoted mother of Sue Cron & Lynne Stark. Loving Grandmother of Debbie Kanzler, Laura M...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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James C. McGowan
James C. McGowan passed away on Friday, March 04, 2011 at the age of 80. He was the dear friend of Michael P. Murphy. Mr. McGowan was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Confl...
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Philomena Combader
Philomena Combader passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Angelo. Loving Mother of Marilyn Duemig. Cherished Grandmother of Lynne Gorski. Ma...
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Financial investor Warren Buffett is acknowledged during an announcement ceremony at Northwestern University in EvanstonBy Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." This year, his 50th at Berkshire's helm, the world's third-richest person could write something quite different. When Buffett releases this year's letter on Saturday, he may point to opportunities outside of the United States, after he recently decided to buy a German motorcycle accessories retailer and said he may shop more in that country. In his letter, eagerly awaited on Wall Street for Buffett's candid thoughts on investing, business and life, the 84-year-old Buffett may detail his vision for Berkshire in the decades to come, including after he is gone. "Warren Buffett recognizes that global investing is going to be an important part of the future," said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive of Destination Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, California and a longtime Berkshire shareholder.


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By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda defended his two-year timeframe for achieving his ambitious inflation target, warning that adopting a relaxed approach to the deadline would undermine efforts to break the country out of the shackles of deflation. Kuroda, a former finance ministry bureaucrat, also urged the government to stick to its commitment to fix Japan's tattered finances, dismissing an idea floated by key government advisers to water down its fiscal reform goals. "The BOJ won't respond to oil price moves themselves but will closely monitor how they affect inflation expectations," Kuroda said in a news conference on Friday, signaling his resolve to ease policy again on any signs of change in trend inflation. The remarks sit uneasily with growing calls from within the BOJ board to do away with the strict timeframe as slumping oil prices push inflation further away from its goal.
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Man buys a food ticket at a restaurant in TokyoBy Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese households cut spending more than expected and retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in January, data showed on Friday, a sign the central bank's radical stimulus has yet to convince consumers that inflation will take hold. Factory output jumped at the fastest pace in nearly four years in January as companies ramped up spending at home and won more orders in emerging markets, suggesting that exports will keep the economy on track for a moderate recovery. Separate data underscored the dilemma the central bank faces with inflation almost grinding to a halt on slumping oil prices, moving further away from the BOJ's ambitious target of reaching 2 percent around the next fiscal year beginning in April. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda defended his two-year timeframe for achieving the target on Friday, warning that adopting a relaxed approach to the deadline would undermine efforts to defeat deflation.


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