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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 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
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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 | 222 222 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 | 229 229 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 $$
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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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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...

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Lothar G. Keller
Lothar G. Keller passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Rita Keller. Dear Brother of Eberhard Keller. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, cousins and fri...
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Sophie Rudakiewich
Sophie Rudakiewich passed away on November 10, at age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Natalie Tecza, mother-in-law of the late Stanley and loving mother of Richar...
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Hugh P. Woods
Hugh P. Woods passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband Christina Woods. Loving Father of Richard Woods. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on...
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Richard Bonaventura
Richard Bonaventura passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved Brother of Carol Smykowski and twin brother of Anthony Bonaventura and Brother-in-Law of Stephanie and the la...
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmother of Jenn...
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Joseph J. Davis
Joseph J. Davis passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 77. A proud member of the V.F.W Post #123. Mr. Davis was a retired motorman of N.Y.C. Transit. He was the beloved husband of Victoria....
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Charles Joseph Baker
Charles Joseph Baker of Middle Village passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 59. Loving son of Mary M. (Weis) Baker and the late Charles H. Baker. Dear brother of George (Maryann), William ...
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Catherine Corsi
Catherine Corsi passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Sister of Rose Corsi, Dorothy Pirazzo, and Patrick Corsi. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of C...
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John Bilach
John Bilach passed away on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Lucy V. Bilach. Loving Father of Gary Bilach (Donna) and Mark Bilach (Donna). Cherished Grandfather of An...
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Mary Dombkowski
Mary Dombkowski passed away on October 28, 2013 at the age of 60. Loving Daughter of Hedwig and the late Joseph, Sr. Dear Sister of Joseph Jr., Peter, and Theresa Kardys. Beloved friend of Tom Nios...
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Mary Philipps
Mary Philipps passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Manny Philipps, Thea Sevastos and the late Evie Philipps. Cherished Grandmother of Mary and Athena. Dear ...
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Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski
Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski Passed away on October 31st, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Aunt of Maryanna Zero. Loving Great-Aunt of Jessica D’Antonio and Joelle Matuszewski. Great-Grand Aunt ...
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Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard)
Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard) longtime resident, community volunteer and activist of Maspeth passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Wife of John Kempisty. Loving Moth...
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Edward H. Cheslak
Edward H. Cheslak passed away on October 2nd, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Beloved Uncle of Susan and Stacy Siryk. Dear Brother-in-Law of Ina Cheslak. Funeral Mass at Miraculous Medal RC Church, Th...
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Anthony F. McGrath
Anthony F. McGrath passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 79. Native of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly). Loving Father of ...
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Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof (L) and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zannini speak at a press conference in Buenos Aires on August 20, 2014Argentina said Wednesday it will pay all its creditors in Buenos Aires, seeking to circumvent a US court order barring it from repaying the debt it restructured after its 2001 default. The move aims to work around US District Court Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling in favor of two hedge funds that refuse to accept a write-down, which has blocked Argentina from servicing its restructured debt and forced it into a new default.


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Aug 20 (Reuters) - - JULY 29-30 FOMC: Minutes released on Aug. 20: "The data received since the staff prepared its forecast for the June FOMC meeting suggested that real GDP growth was even weaker in the first half of the year than had been anticipated. In particular, payroll employment continued to advance at a solid pace, the unemployment rate declined further, industrial production posted steady gains, and readings from business surveys were strong. The staff continued to project that real GDP would expand at a faster pace in the second half of this year and over the next two years than in 2013. This forecast was predicated on a further anticipated waning of the restraint on spending growth from changes in fiscal policy, continued improvement in credit availability, increases in consumer and business confidence, and a pickup in foreign economic growth.
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. "Labor market conditions had moved noticeably closer to those viewed as normal in the longer run," according to the minutes of the central bank's July 29-30 meeting, which were released on Wednesday. Policymakers "generally agreed" that improvements in the labor market over the last year had been "greater than expected," according to the minutes. The Fed had said in its policy statement following the meetings that there was "significant" slack in the labor market, but the minutes showed many members of the Fed's policy-setting committee thought this characterization "might have to change before long." They also showed officials had largely agreed on many elements of a framework for raising interest rates, with almost all policymakers agreeing it would be appropriate to retain the overnight federal funds rate as their key target.


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