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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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Francis A. Connolly
Francis A. Connolly passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 77. He was the beloved husband of Joyce. He was the loving father of Sharon DeMartin, Dave and the late Kenny. He was the cherishe...
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Eugene J. Smykowski
Eugene J. Smykowski passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Carol (née Bonaventura). He was the loving father of Carole-Jeanne (Ray) Stock and Cheryl Daniel...
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Raymond E. Bartley
Raymond E. Bartley passed away on December 12, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Raymond K., Glenn and Marlene C...
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John Patrick Haffey
John Patrick Haffey passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 42. He was the beloved son of John R. and Stephanie. He was the dear brother of Mara Pallotta. He was the loving uncle of Abigail ...
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John Joseph Colucciello
John Joseph Colucciello passed away on November 29, 2009 at the age of 63. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved husband of Diane Marie Colucciel...
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Alice Rheinlander
Alice Rheinlander passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 103. She was the cherished aunt of Robert H. Rheinlander, Lynn Hessel and Susan Kaeding. A graveside service was held on December 5 ...
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Anthony Cuoco
Anthony Cuoco passed away on December 5, 2009 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Gemma and Felicia. He was the loving father of Ernesto Cuoco and father-in-law of Roberta. He ...
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Adolfo V. Palladino
Adolfo V. Palladino passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Angelina. He was the loving father of Judy Baldwin. He was the cherished grandfather of Renee an...
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Rocco LoGiudice
Rocco LoGiudice passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Gina Sanabria. He was the dea...
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Lorna D. Gonzales
Lorna D. Gonzales passed away on November 22, 2009 at the age of 53. She was the loving mother of Marie Joyce Sulit and Paul Angelo and mother-in-law of Bernadette. She was the beloved daughter of ...
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Ruth Joan Feller
Ruth Joan Feller passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Novembe...
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Lucille Nappi
Lucille Nappi passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the beloved sister of the late Nicholas Nappi. She was the cherished aunt of Joseph, Anthon, Nicholas and the late Caroline....
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Aida Leonor Alvarado
Aida Leonor Alvarado passed away on November 27, 2009 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Francisco Bravo and Brenda Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Rosalinda, Sarajoy, Adria...
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Alice Carlson
Alice Carlson of Maspeth, NY passed away on November 25, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles. She was the devoted mother of James, Joyce Grodio, Robert and the late ...
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John E. Gallagher
John E. Gallagher passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan. He was the devoted father of Cathy and John. He was the dear brother of Michael, An...
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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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