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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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 | 71 71 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 | 184 184 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 | 230 230 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
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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 | 294 294 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 | 546 546 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 | 579 579 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 | 597 597 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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The Delicate Balance of the New York State Senate
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Jun 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time To Tackle Cyberattacks
America must lead the international fight against cybercriminals. It happens thousands of times each day. Cybercriminals steal Social Security numbers, credit card information or bank account balan...
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Medicare Payment Board Needs Fixing
Those who opposed the healthcare bill are currently debating whether "repeal and replace" should be the clarion call in the coming election. Regardless of how this debate turns out, those in favor ...
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The Perfection is in the Approach, Not in the Outcome
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Community will get day in court v. city
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Charter Schools To Double
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Enjoy life at the zoo
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A Ride Down Municipal Subway History
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Halloran Makes a Wise Decision
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A Time for Change
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Meet our bald eagles
One of our most popular exhibits at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo (or at any zoo, really) are the bald eagles. For several different reasons, they are also one of my personal favor...
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NYRA needs long-term solution
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Getting It Done in the Southwest
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Preserving the Integrity of our Elections
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Keep play schools open
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FILE - This Aug. 25, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., as she speaks with members of the media at a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C. The candidates in North Carolina’s expensive U.S. Senate race are engaging in their first debate. Democratic incumbent Hagan is set to meet Republican Thom Tillis on live television Wednesday night, Spet. 3. They are fighting for one of a handful of seats the GOP needs to win to retake the Senate in the final years of President Barack Obama’s presidency. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks along a boardwalk after a town hall meeting in Ocean City, N.J. Christie is heading to Mexico officially for a trade mission typical of any governor. But Christie is a potential GOP presidential candidate with little foreign policy expertise, a lot of swagger and much to learn about international diplomacy. He is one of several potential White House hopefuls burnishing their foreign policy credentials for any possible general election matchup against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former secretary of state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.


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FILE - This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers standing guard during a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the US and its allies, money that is now at risk after President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a security agreement to keep a small U.S. force of trainers in the country after the NATO-led coalition ends its mission and withdraws at the end of the year. Alongside the exodus of US troops from Afghanistan before the end of the year, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.


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