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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 131 131 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 | 179 179 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 229 229 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 | 237 237 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 $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 489 489 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 522 522 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 | 558 558 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...

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For Whom the Bridges Toll
Like a new outbreak of an old rash, the unpleasant rhetoric of placing tolls on the East River Bridges has sprung up, yet again, thanks to a fee-crazed and cash-strapped Metropolitan Transit Author...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Lines at Voting Booths Are More of a Turn-off Than We Think
Early voting options in some areas did not ease the pain of long lines at election booths throughout the country on Tuesday. How prepared was New York State for a large turnout on Election Day? Not...
Nov 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in 2008 and Beyond
This year’s election will likely have one of the highest turnouts in recent memory, thanks in no small part to one of the most exciting and energizing presidential campaigns that we have seen in a ...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Luxury the City Can't Afford
A month ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced combating looming budget shortfalls with $1.5 billion in cuts over the next two years. He also said he is tossing around the idea of burdening residen...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan Has Issues, But It's Not All Garbage
The Queens Borough Board, an advisory board made up primarily of community board members, heard a presentation by the Department of Sanitation this week about the SWMP, or Solid Waste Management Pl...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trying to Find a Silver Lining
So this is what happens when a crisis speeds up to full-throttle. This past week we have seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average tank more than 777 points in its worst-ever single-day loss, a vital p...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Gambling on Aqueduct Plan
An upstate development company is promising big things for the Aqueduct racetrack in South Queens, let’s just hope they can come through on their lofty ambitions. Last week, the state announced tha...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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3rd Time’s The Harm
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most popular mayors of New York City in its long history, has shown his hand at the conclusion of his tenure. The man who was once seen as a self-made billionair...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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What the Hail?
Fed up with what they feel is a lack of oversight of livery cabs, a Brooklyn community board last week tried to address the issue, and we say it’s about time. Livery cabs provide a very valuable se...
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Trying to Find a Silver Lining
So this is what happens when a crisis speeds up to full-throttle. This past week we have seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average tank more than 777 points in its worst-ever single-day loss, a vital p...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corruption Runs Rampant in Political Offices
What do you do when your leaders are corrupted or highly influenced by the prospect of getting a slightly fatter pocket? That was the dilemma that many who follow Albany politics were faced with af...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Countless Stories, Countless Memories
Jim Ross used to teach at an undisclosed Manhattan high school back in 2001. Like he did on most days, he peered at the ocean outside his 105th Street apartment window on September 11. It was 7 a.m...
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The Real Real World
The Real World is filming in Brooklyn this summer (Top Chef is too), and members of the Ledger/Star staff have even seen them in and around bars in Williamsburg. While it may seem moot to debate th...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.
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Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies escort Nicole Vaisey to her preliminary hearing Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at town court in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and her boyfriend are accused of abducting and sexually abusing a pair of young Amish sisters on Wednesday, Aug. 13, before releasing them the following day. (AP Photo/Mike Virtanen)FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.


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Scottish bank notes are displayed in London(Reuters) - More than 100 business leaders in the United Kingdom with operations in Scotland plan to speak out against independence in a united statement, the Telegraph reported. The newspaper said Keith Cochrane, chief executive of Glasgow-based engineer Weir Group Plc WEIR.L, was behind the move urging business leaders and entrepreneurs to sign a joint letter imploring voters to reject independence for the sake of economic prosperity. (http://bit.ly/1BHPEYw) Those approached included Royal Mail Plc RMG.L Chairman Donald Brydon, Cairn Energy Plc CNE.L boss Bill Gammell, Aggreko Plc AGGK. ...


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