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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Russ Salzberg talks Baseball
Brooklyn native and FOX5/My9 Anchor on the Yankees, Mets
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doron Lamb headed to Kentucky
If Kentucky dashed your bracket last year, they might be in better position to make it up to you next year. And if they do, you’ll have a local kid to thank. Doron Lamb, ESPNU’s #29 prospect in the...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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13.1 Marathon races through Corona
Under picture-perfect running conditions Saturday, more than 3,200 runners competed in the inaugural 13.1 Marathon New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shaun Evans of Upstate New York and Kris...
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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McLeod-Wells improves to 3-1 with Victory at B.B. King's
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells beat Laura Gomez in a unanimous decision at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on March 31 to improve to 3-1. The outcome of the four-round bout was never in doubt. Go...
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Things We Learned About the Mets on Opening Day
5. Jason Bay is worth the money They might not have opened their purse strings all the way up during the offseason, but Jason Bay looks like he'll be a strong addition to the team. Bay's affinity f...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor Holds ‘Top 40’ 8th Graders All-Star Game
Willaim H. Mayers SR., Head Basketball Coach at Elmcor Youth Center in Corona pictured here with Richard Kosik, one of the most well-respected Educational Consultants for athletes in New York. Kosi...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Helen’s Boys win Championship
St. Helen’s CYO Cadet High School Team, finished their year with a Championship at St. Thomas the Apostle in their Annual “Frankie Caropolo Memorial Basketball Tournament”. St. Helen’s won the last...
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Selma Babic: Athlete of the Week
LIU’s Selma Babic had a stellar week, winning two singles matches and three doubles victories as the Blackbirds extended their winning streak to six. On March 24. Babic knocked off Sacred Heart’s K...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King Boys & Girls win State Championships
After surviving the storm that was the Intersectionals, you had to figure the Royals had a good shot at winning up in Glens Falls. And win is exactly what they did, as the Christ the King boy’s bas...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy. Cuts to benchmark lending and deposit rates, announced by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday evening, pre-empted official data released on Sunday that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity for February. While economists had been predicting further easing to support the struggling economy, some were surprised that the PBOC made its move just days before China's national legislature will meet to set the official economic growth target for 2015. "It also suggests that growth may have slowed sharper than we expected." China posted its slowest growth in decades in 2014, at 7.4 percent, and sources told Reuters in January the government had settled on a target around 7 percent this year.


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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


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FILE - Ukraine’s recently appointed Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. national who adopted Ukrainian citizenship to take up her post, speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, in this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo. War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just as much at home here as she takes on a daunting task: overhauling a Soviet-era economy at a time when public finances are being drained by war. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.


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