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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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Andrew J. LaBosco
Andrew J. LaBosco passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Court Clerk in Manhattan Criminal Court for over 35 years. Mr. LaBosco was a United States Army Veteran who served during th...
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Alfred F. Navaretta
Alfred F. Navaretta passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Navaretta. Loving Father of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta and ...
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John A. Zmijewski
John A. Zmijewski passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Zmijewski. Loving Father of John E. Zmijewski and Kimberly Zmijewski. Cherished Grandfather of K...
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Eddie Kunkel
Eddie Kunkel passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Francine A. and Edmund Kunkel Sr. Loving Brother of Annemarie Kunkel. Cherished Grandson of Maria & the late Salva...
Jul 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael L. Cirone
Michael L. Cirone passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Cirone. Loving Father of Mary Anne Stoner and Michael P. Cirone and Father-in-Law of David ...
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Ann Ferrara
Ann Ferrara passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo Ferrara. Loving Mother of Thomas Ferrara, Joseph Ferrara, Diane Ferrara and the late Carol Sama...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel J. Conlin
Daniel J. Conlin passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Mildred M. Conlin. Loving Father of John S. Conlin, Carol and Diane Conlin. Cherished Grandfather...
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Aniello (Arnold) Arpino
Aniello (Arnold) Arpino passed peacefully on July 4th, 2014. He lived his life for his family, his country and his church. Mr. Arpino spent many years serving the Maspeth community as an active mem...
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Cecile Lasis
Cecile Lasis passed away on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Lasis. Loving Mother of Karen Timko and Kenneth Lasis and Mother-in-Law of Richard and Irena. C...
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Angusapalan Sabaratnam
Angusapalan Sabaratnam passed away on Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Amaravathy Angusapalan. Loving Father of Anusha, Kuylini and Mithuna. Cherished Grandfather of Kulal...
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Eugene Laterza
Eugene Laterza passed away on Friday, July 04, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Margaret Laterza. Loving Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Laterza was a United States Army Veteran ...
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Patrick J. Casey
Patrick J. Casey passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 96. Originally of Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Agnes Casey. Dear Brother of Thomas Casey a...
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Mary T. Moore
Mary T. Moore passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Moore. Loving Mother of John (Susan) Moore, Kevin (Carol) Moore, Mary M. Moore, Tommy Moore, an...
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Anthony Zampelli
Anthony Zampelli passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Zampelli. Loving Father of Frank Zampelli , Anthony Zampelli and Matthew Zampelli and Father...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caroline Fardellone
Caroline Fardellone passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Fardellone. Loving Mother of Peter (Susan) Fardellone, Anthony (the late Eileen) Farde...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper, The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian who is detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for. Rezaian was detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014 along with Salehi, and two photojournalists. Rezaian, who was born and spent most of his life in the United States, is the only one of the four still behind bars. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has for the first time been allowed to hire a defense lawyer, according to his family.


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TOANO, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.
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Shoppers roam the aisles at the Safeway store in Wheaton MarylandBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline.  Other data on Monday showed factory activity slowed in February and construction spending declined sharply in January, adding to signs that economic growth moderated early in the first quarter. All the gas savings are ending up at the bank rather than being spent," Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, slipped 0.2 percent after falling 0.3 percent in December. The January dip reflected lower gasoline prices, which weighed on sales receipts at service stations, as well as drop in purchases of big-ticket items.


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