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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
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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
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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 | 70 70 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
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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 | 395 395 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…
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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...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 852 852 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 361 361 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...

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Next Stop, Lower Manhattan
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Big expectations for Katz
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Police Commish Job a Different Beast Than It Was in '93
The last time William Bratton was police commissioner, he came in with Rudolph Giuliani on a mission to better address decades of heightening crime. Bratton and Giuliani ushered in an approach ofte...
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If You're Waiting for This Train, You'll Be Waiting a Long Time
No one should make any plans to wait for a train to arrive at any new station along the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road branch that ran from Rego Park to Ozone Park and further south to th...
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Don't punish the jobseekers
What ever happened to targeting zero percent unemployment? Today, that is nothing more than faded wishful ambition set forth in the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 and now a biparti...
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The Pre-K Tax Plan
The tax hike proposal that was supposed to sink mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s campaign is now front and center as he prepares for his inaugural address. For the new mayor, a single issue does not de...
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Ferries the answer for transit-starved waterfront
The ferry service along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront has become more of a crucial link for commuters as development and population has exponentially grown in recent years. With the anticipati...
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E-cigarettes latest – and likely last – item on Bloomberg’s agenda
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Not Right On, Target
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Making the Grade…In The Future
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Safe streets need to be a top priority
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What’s Next for South Africa?
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A bit of good news for small biz
With the holiday season now in full swing, a new report was released showing that shoppers were less reliant on big box stores in the latter months of the year. Following the long lines and bustle ...
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State should support de Blasio UPK plan
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Three Areas That Matter in NYC Government
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By Michael Shields and Barbara Lewis VIENNA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian bank subsidiaries based in the European Union will be exempt from EU economic sanctions designed to choke off finance for big state-owned Russian lenders, sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Wednesday. These sources said the exemption, which EU officials said they would monitor closely to avoid abuse, meant Sberbank and VTB subsidiaries could operate normally within EU member states. The step will come as a relief to Austria, where the two big state-controlled Russian lenders have the headquarters of their European operations, the sources said. Hungary and Slovakia had also said the latest sanctions - aimed at punishing Moscow for fomenting Ukraine's political crisis - should not apply to Russian banks operating in the EU to prevent disruptions on their retail operations, two sources close to the discussions told Reuters.
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A Ukrainian man videos a shell crater in Donetsk, on July 29, 2014A defiant Russia said Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine would hurt the United States after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against the Kremlin since the Cold War. Moscow's response came as the Ukrainian military stepped up its offensive against pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, retaking the town of Avdiyivka, only a dozen kilometres (eight miles) from the main rebel city of Donetsk.


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FILE - This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Allison Williams at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," in New York. NBC announced Wednesday, July 30, that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.


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