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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 | 68 68 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 | 80 80 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 | 78 78 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 | 329 329 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 | 361 361 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 | 404 404 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...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 405 405 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 858 858 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 364 364 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...

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We Aren't Shilling for Bloomy, or Are We?
In the hot race to be the next mayor of New York City, it’s no surprise to hear that dirty tricks are being pulled. After all, politics was built on a foundation of slung mud that sort of collected...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Rock the Vote
No, that’s not Tracy Jordan standing next to 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey, it’s actually Mark Weprin, who is currently an assemblyman, but has his eye set on the seat being vacated by his brot...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meghan McCan’t Talks to Broadcasting King
After leading teeny-bopping Republicans through the 2008 election, Meghan McCain has been espousing some very non–conservative views in some very public places. Throughout the presidential campaign...
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday/Fundraising Pete!
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. held a birthday/fundraising party at Central Lounge in Astoria Thursday night, but unlike most elected officials, he actually entertained the crowd instead of just tak...
Mar 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Here Twitters of a Queens Beep Challenge
Dave Kerpen may have only formed an exploratory committee to investigate a possible run for Queens borough president, but the fact that he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy hasn’t stopped h...
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Press Releases We'd Like to See
In the past few weeks, a major metropolitan daily newspaper ran a cartoon that many felt was in extremely poor taste. While we would rather not comment on the content of the cartoon nor print the n...
Mar 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Bottle is Never Enough
How many bottles of cologne does it take for the stink of a ridiculous controversy to be completely erased? The answer is none, because rather than erase or even mask an awful smell, cologne only a...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Opinion, Like a Paper Doll, is Fickle (Whatever That Means)
What is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? An assortment of unpopular politicians, that’s what! It seems like Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Governor Dave Paterson are shedding popularity points lik...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position Eats a Little Crow
While we often write about the follies and shortcomings and public missteps of our beloved politicians in the one page provided to us each week, to be fair we should write about their successes as ...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Would Anybody Ever Abuse the Internet? Hmmm, We Wonder....
Speaker Christine Quinn held her State of the City address last week, and boy was it a humdinger! Our readers are probably asking themselves, "Who in the heck is Christine Quinn? I sure didn't vote...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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"No, the jacuzzi tub goes in the back of the office!"
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is under a bit of heat for not opening up a district office yet. For those who are counting, it's been more than 45 days since she is officially in office and more th...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recounting the Recount
And finally, it comes to an end...or does it? For all intents and purposes, the race for the 11th Senate district in northeast Queens has finally been settled. After three months of recounting cont...
Feb 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the Pol Position Jeopardy! Challenge
When dealing with other countries, leaders and diplomats have numerous tools at their disposal to get what they want. There is always the threat of sanctions or freezing a country's assets or the u...
Feb 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's Your Daddy?
In case you aren't up to date on your corporal punishment news, we thought you might like to know about a proposed piece of legislation that is currently sitting on the Assembly floor up in Albany....
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday.
2014-07-30 23:37:53 -0400

Samsung reports a near 20% decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devicesSamsung Electronics on Thursday reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. The South Korean electronics giant said net profit came in at 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion) -- its lowest figure for two years and down 19.6 percent from the same quarter last year. "The second quarter was affected by several factors including the slow global sales of smartphones and tablets and escalating marketing expenditure to reduce inventory," the company said in its earnings report. Thursday's figures were in line with earnings estimates released earlier this month, when Samsung also issued an explanatory note attributing the profit decline to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices.


2014-07-30 23:37:39 -0400

Palestinians gather near the minaret of a mosque that police said was destroyed by an Israeli Air strike in Gaza CityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Wednesday approved continuing the assault launched on July 8 in response to a surge of rocket attacks by Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists. Israel has lost 56 soldiers to Gaza clashes and three civilians to Palestinian shelling. Israel said its forces were attacked by guerrillas near the school, in northern Jabalya, and had fired back.


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