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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Colin Flood
Colin Flood passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 8. Beloved Son of Kevin and Jennifer Flood. Loving Brother of Brody and Ryan. Cherished Grandson of Vincent and the late Rosalie Flood...
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Carlos Malena
Carlos Malena passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 27. Beloved Husband of Quanicia J. Malena. Loving Son of Haydee and Miguel Malena and Son-in-Law of Angela Gilliam. Dear Brother ...
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Denise Ann Gorzelnik
Denise Ann Gorzelnik passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Wife of James Gorzelnik. Loving Mother of Angela, James Charles and Jamie and Mother-in-Law of Ward, Ana and P...
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Stella LaScala
Stella LaScala passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph. Loving Mother of Joseph LaScala and Barbara Plumer, and Mother-in-Law of Fanny and Frederick. ...
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Robert Paul Saphier
Robert Paul Saphier passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Evelyn K. Saphier. Loving Son of Lilian and the late Frederick Saphier. Dear Brother of Judith Zeichn...
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Donald Wielchul
Donald Wielchul passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Patricia Wielchul. Loving Father of Jennifer Wielchul and Susan Gedhardt. Cherished Brother of Valerie Cz...
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Mary Lou Dagnell
Mary Lou Dagnell passed away on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph P. Dagnell. Loving Mother of Nicholas R. Dagnell and Marie DeSena. Cherished Grandmother of...
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Lisa Marie Mascale
Lisa Marie Mascale passed away on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at the age of 19. Beloved Daughter of Dawn and Robert W. Mascale. Loving Sister of Briana Mascale, Cecilia Mascale and Christine Mascale. Ch...
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Silvana Caminti
Silvana Caminti passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Wife of Roberto Gonzalez. Loving Mother of Roberto Gonzalez Jr. , Daniella Gonzalez, Sal Barresi and Domenica Hewlitt. ...
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Zenona Kozlowski
Zenona Kozlowski passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Jan Kozlowski. Loving Mother of Edward, Helena and the late Anatol. Cherished Grandmother of Nicole,...
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Eleanor E. Johnston
Eleanor E. Johnston passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Raymond Johnston. Loving Mother of Karen Guadagno. Cherished Grandmother of Ralph and Denine. Re...
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Anna Artim
Anna Artim passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Mother of Peter Artim, Anthony Artim and Frank Artim and Mother-in-Law of Zuzana, Debbie and Dawn. Cherished Grandmother of ...
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Gary Sulkoski
Gary Sulkoski passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Maribel Jama. Cherished Son of Gertrude and the late Henry J. Sulkoski. Loving Brother of Glenn Sulkoski an...
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Matthew Grimaldi
Matthew Grimaldi passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the age of 18. Beloved Son of John and Julie Grimaldi. Adored Brother and Best Friend of John Grimaldi. Cherished Grandson of Robert & Lucill...
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Jeanne Anna Somogyi
Jeanne Anna Somogyi passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the age of 100. Beloved Wife of the late Emeric Somogyi. Loving Mother of Anthony A. Somogyi. Private Cremation was held on Monday June 2,...
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An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy. Cuts to benchmark lending and deposit rates, announced by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday evening, pre-empted official data released on Sunday that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity for February. While economists had been predicting further easing to support the struggling economy, some were surprised that the PBOC made its move just days before China's national legislature will meet to set the official economic growth target for 2015. "It also suggests that growth may have slowed sharper than we expected." China posted its slowest growth in decades in 2014, at 7.4 percent, and sources told Reuters in January the government had settled on a target around 7 percent this year.


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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


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FILE - Ukraine’s recently appointed Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. national who adopted Ukrainian citizenship to take up her post, speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, in this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo. War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just as much at home here as she takes on a daunting task: overhauling a Soviet-era economy at a time when public finances are being drained by war. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.


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