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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Minnie A. Babino
Minnie A. Babino passed away on October 21, 2009 at the age of 80. She was the beloved sister of Mildred Babino and the late Alfred Babino and sister-in-law of Geraldine. She was a cherished aunt. ...
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James R. McKasty
James R. McKasty passed away on October 20, 2009 at the age of 44. He was the beloved husband of Kim. He was the loving father of James, Jr. and Robert. He was the cherished son of Irene Wennberg. ...
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Margaret Coppola
Margaret Coppola passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Mary Goldsmith, Felicia Citrangolo, Roseanne A’Hearn and ...
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Antonia Cruz
Antonia Cruz passed away on October 25, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramualdo. She was the devoted mother of Hector, Wilfredo, Joseph and Milagros Valentin. A service...
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Edmund F. Halpin
Edmund F. Halpin passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the devoted father of Nora Phillips and Anthony Brian. He was the dear brother of J...
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Dorothy Aleknovich
Dorothy Aleknovich passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno. A service was offered at St. Matthias Church. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery u...
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Lillian Huttman
Lillian Huttman of Middle Village passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late William. She was the loving aunt of Christine. A service was offered by Rev....
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Lucille Golden
Lucille Golden passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Claude. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Long Island Nationa...
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Doris Fitzsimmons
Doris Fitzsimmons passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of Roland. She was the devoted mother of Gary, John, Joseph, Eileen Giovanni and Judy Sessa. She is also...
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Millie Ruisi
Millie Ruisi passed away on October 16, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor. She was the devoted mother of Vicki, Smith-Ronald & Richard also survived by 2 grandchild...
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Millie Bivona
Millie Bivona passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved sister of the late Peter, Nicholas and Louis. She was the dear cousin of Ida Scuderi. She was the cherishe...
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Catherine O’Flaherty Martin
My Mom Catherine O’Flaherty Martin 5/5/11 -10/26/06 3rd Anniversary in Heaven Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal “Irish Tombstone” As we look upon your p...
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Lucille B. Kern
Lucille B. Kern passed away on September 29, 2009 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Henry. She was the devoted mother of John, Bob & the late Donald. She was dear mother of in-law of Pa...
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Edward Dashner
Edward Dashner passed away on September 24, 2009 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Ruth. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
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Angelo LaRocco
Angelo LaRocco passed away on September 2, 2009 at the age of 32. He was the loving son of Carol LaRocco. He was the dear brother of Jackie, Kimberly & Ricky. Service was offered at St. Bridgets Ch...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, crew members walk near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky. Fiery wrecks this month of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The slowdown is expected to be temporary as economists are still optimistic that growth will post a solid rebound in 2015.
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Freighters and cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los AngelesU.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday. With consumer spending accelerating at its quickest pace since the first quarter of 2006 and sturdy gains in other measures of domestic demand, the slowdown in growth is likely to be temporary. Growth in consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, was revised down by one-tenth of a percentage point to a 4.2 percent pace in the fourth quarter, still the fastest since the first quarter of 2006.


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