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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Spartan Race turns Citi Field into obstacle course
Over 8,500 people competed in the Spartan Race held at Citi Field on Saturday. The Citi Field Race was a Spartan Sprint, which is a three-mile long, 15-plus obstacle course. The top three male and ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sweet Science takes over Resorts World Casino
Undefeated Frank Galarza, 154, knocked out Franklin Gonzalez, 151, in the second round at the top of the card of fights at Resorts World New York in Queens Saturday night sponsored by New Legend Bo...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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With Wood win, Wicked Strong poised for Derby
AT THE TRACK
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s splits two-game contest with SUNY-Canton
Cutrone goes 10 innings to seal win in nightcap
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears complete sweep of Lehman
The St. Joseph’s College softball team used an offense that recorded 26 hits and plated 16 runs and a strong pitching performances by junior Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) and fres...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets drop 2014 Opening Day game at Citi Field
Had several chances to put the Nationals away
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mendez goes yard four times to break school record
Senior Joe Mendez (Staten Island/Monsignor Farrell) blasted four home runs on the day to become the all-time leader in school history, as the St. Joseph’s College baseball team pounded out 26 runs ...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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The whole truth: La Verdad wins
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Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Signups NOW
The longest running youth basketball league in Queens
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden Gloves brings boxing action to Variety Club
The Variety Boys and Girls of Club of Queens in Astoria was packed Thursday night, as more than 100 people watched young men and women square off against each other in the annual Golden Gloves boxi...
Mar 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutrone pitches seven scoreless innings in victory
Junior Chris Cutrone (Levittown/Island Trees HS) threw a complete game shutout as the St. Joseph’s College baseball team split a doubleheader with SUNYIT, dropping a 7-6 decision in game one before...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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IS 49 looks for repeat of baseball title
Baseball’s just around the corner, but the season can’t start soon enough for the 49ers from I.S. 49 in Middle Village, the Middle School Baseball League’s defending 2013 Queens borough champions. ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Romansh: a return to form
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Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears headed back to national championships
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championships as the No. 7 seed in the ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. SAviour swimmers off to Junior Olympics
Two St. Saviour High School swimmers, Briana Vega (junior) and Caroline Adams (freshman), have qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympics, which will be held from March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquat...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her.
2015-02-27 06:56:12 -0500

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in FrankfurtBy Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, extending a two-month rally fueled by the European Central Bank's money printing program which starts in the coming weeks. European shares bucked a softer trend in Asian and U.S. markets as a sharp overnight pullback in crude oil prices dampened risk appetite there. The FTSEurofirst 300 index index of top European shares was up 0.3 percent at 1,561.60 points, with strong annual results from Airbus Group , the world's second-largest aerospace company, spurring the rally. About two-thirds of the way into Europe's earnings season, 55 percent of companies have met or beaten profit forecasts.


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German deputies cast their vote on approval to extend Greece's bailout during session of Bundestag in BerlinBy Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has voiced doubts about whether Athens can be trusted, promised he would not let Greece "blackmail" its euro zone partners. With 542 members of the Bundestag voting "yes", including almost all of Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition and the opposition Greens, it was the biggest majority so far for a euro zone rescue package. "We Germans should do everything to keep Europe together as far as we can and bring it together again and again," said 72-year-old Schaeuble, who makes no secret of his doubts about how far Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis can be trusted to deliver on reforms. Addressing public misgivings in Germany about making further concessions to Greece - whipped up by top-selling daily Bild's front-page campaign for lawmakers to say "NEIN!" - Schaeuble said no new financial aid was at stake.


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