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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...

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Bombings a bad start to new year
The year 2012 got off to a dubious start in Queens. On the night of January 1, an individual or group of individuals drove through eastern Queens and threw homemade bombs at a Mosque, a bodega, and...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
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General Shinseki for Person of Year
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What we can learn from recent high-profile sex abuse cases
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Doomed to repeat history
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Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casinos in NYC? Oh, Boy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gets pretty good press in this column because he had a very good year legislatively. He recently stated his openness to changing the State Constitution to allow casino gamblin...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casino gambling in NYC is inevitable
Casino gambling in New York City? Sure, why not? The reality is that there is gambling surrounding New York City already. People looking to wage their money on the chance that the next card turned ...
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Pushing Out Blight, Bringing In Jobs
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Keep the Payroll Tax Cuts
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Manhattan DA too hard on Haggerty
Well, you can finally close the book on the John Haggerty case. Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of approximately $1 million in connection with the mayor's 2009 campai...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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USPS closure won't only affect Queens
We all know that the Post Office isn't quite the information hub that it once was. As more and more of us transition to the Internet for everything from keeping in touch with our friends and family...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plug In...and Read
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USPS closure will kill first-class mail
Many people are not aware, that when they mail a letter within New York City, it is almost invariably delivered the next day. This is because the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) USPS presently has an Ov...
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Tax plan must come with fiscal responsibility
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Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop locally this holiday season...and every season
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London's Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe arrives at a passing-out parade at the new "Peel Centre" at the Metropolitan Police Academy in LondonBy Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most senior police officer Bernard Hogan-Howe, who oversaw policing at the 2012 Olympic Games and London's efforts to tackle extremism, will retire in 2017 after five years, the Metropolitan police said on Thursday. Hogan-Howe, who was appointed London Metropolitan Police (MPS) Commissioner in Sept. 2011, said he would step down in February, earlier than was expected, to give time for Britain's Home Secretary (interior minister) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan time to select a replacement.


2016-09-29 05:16:21 -0400

The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east LondonBritain's Financial Conduct Authority has proposed stricter rules requiring bankers advising companies on corporate finance to record all telephone calls and electronic communications, in a bid to clamp down on insider trading and other market abuses. In its third consultation paper on the European Union's landmark reform of securities markets, published on Thursday, the FCA said it would widen the scope of existing rules on taping calls to include corporate finance activities such as advice on capital raising and mergers. "The knowledge that telephone conversations and electronic communications will be recorded...will deter a greater proportion of individuals from potentially committing market abuse," the FCA said.


2016-09-29 05:14:44 -0400
SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) - Oil buyers from China to India remained cautious as they await details of OPEC's agreement to cut production for the first time since 2008 in order to reduce a global oversupply of crude. Global oil prices held onto gains on Thursday after soaring 6 percent in the previous session as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on Wednesday to reduce output to a range of 32.5 million to 33 million barrels per day (bpd). The group will decide how much each country will produce at the next formal OPEC meeting in November, when an invitation to join the cuts could also be extended to non-OPEC countries such as Russia.
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