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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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Time for de Blasio recovery
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Can Bloomberg Be Relevant In Everytown?
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Timing is a problem for Astorino
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Arts education an afterthought in poorest communities
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Vision Zero needs to focus on enforcement
Almost immediately after taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that his administration would be focused on reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the city, particularly among pedestrians....
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Paging Daniel Murphy….
When Mets second baseman (and part-time outfielder, first baseman, etc.) left the ball club to be with his wife for the birth of his son, it triggered chatter among the sport-loving zeitgeist. Nobo...
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Fans bid farewell to the golden age of baseball
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Ten tips to have you looking great this summer
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Time for Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage
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Climate change should equal political action
As billowing smoke pours from New York City’s manufacturing chimneys and industrial meccas around the world, numerous waterfront metropolises around the world are under a near-certain threat of inc...
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Noise study is just the beginning
There was a bit of good news for Queens and Brooklyn residents who have been suffering from noise related to the city's two airports ever since the Federal Aviation Administration began implementin...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time For City To Address Gang Problem
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Eat more to lose weight?
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Take Steps Today to Prevent Colon Cancer
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Bad news for NYC's hungriest
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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.
2015-03-02 14:02:39 -0500

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.


2015-03-02 14:02:31 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session into 2020.
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