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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 83 83 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 | 121 121 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 247 247 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 | 257 257 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 | 241 241 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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Reverend Ben McKelahan
Lutheran Reverend Ben McKelahan has a plan to take the North Brooklyn art scene by storm – through the church. He arrived in Brooklyn on December 1 after going to seminary in Berkeley, California. ...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Fox
President, Forest Hills Jewish Center
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony Soriano, Music Therapist
Anthony Soriano loves his job as music therapist at Atria Senior Living in Kew Gardens. In fact, he doesn't view it as work. There, Soriano, known affectionately as Tony by residents, brings smiles...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
As president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), Regina Myer is the driving force behind building a scenic place for recreation and pleasure in North Brooklyn. Originally from Nassau Cou...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seth Taylor
Executive Director, 82nd Street Partnership
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lexi Oliveri
Owner, Antoinette
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Jacob Ganz, Odradek's Coffee House
After a Kew Gardens cafe was struggling to make ends meet, Jake Ganz decided to follow his business hunch and make a move. He met with the previous owner of the space – located right next to the Lo...
Feb 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pudge Fernandez, Producer/Comedian
Pudge Fernandez, an Elmhurst born-and-bred comedian and one of three independent comedy producers in Queens, has been putting on shows for the last three years all across the borough. From Forest H...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony A. Manheim, Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council
Anthony A. Manheim calls himself a “Brooklynite by choice.” After growing up in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan and attending Haverford College briefly before attending Northwestern University ...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anandi Premlall, Community activist
If anyone is paying attention to the news in South Queens, one hot button issue is the prospect of a Queens Greenway at the abandoned LIRR tracks running along Woodhaven Boulevard, much like Manhat...
Jan 27, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Perlman Chair, Rego-Forest Preservation Council
Michael Perlman devotes his time to preserving relics in the Rego Park/Forest Hills area, hoping to keep its history alive. Perlman is chair of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council and vice preside...
Jan 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rebecca Parker and Elizabeth Bishop Business owners
In September of 2011, Rebecca Parker and Elizabeth Bishop opened Brooklyn Open Acupuncture with the goal to bring the alternative form of healing to many at an affordable price. And now, the owners...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrea Slavin Up2Us Coach Across America
Queens College student Andrea Slavin has been named an Up2Us Coach Across America for summer 2012. And it is an opportunity that the sports lover is taking in with pride. Up2Us, a national nonprofi...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of DUMBO BID
As executive director of the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID), Alexandria Sica devotes her time to developing the area's industry and appeal. After graduating from Brown University, Sica w...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Wendell, President of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society
Ed Wendell was asked to be the president of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society roughly one year ago by its former president Leonora Lavan. But at the time, he turned it down. Now one yea...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Financial investor Warren Buffett is acknowledged during an announcement ceremony at Northwestern University in EvanstonBy Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." This year, his 50th at Berkshire's helm, the world's third-richest person could write something quite different. When Buffett releases this year's letter on Saturday, he may point to opportunities outside of the United States, after he recently decided to buy a German motorcycle accessories retailer and said he may shop more in that country. In his letter, eagerly awaited on Wall Street for Buffett's candid thoughts on investing, business and life, the 84-year-old Buffett may detail his vision for Berkshire in the decades to come, including after he is gone. "Warren Buffett recognizes that global investing is going to be an important part of the future," said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive of Destination Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, California and a longtime Berkshire shareholder.


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By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda defended his two-year timeframe for achieving his ambitious inflation target, warning that adopting a relaxed approach to the deadline would undermine efforts to break the country out of the shackles of deflation. Kuroda, a former finance ministry bureaucrat, also urged the government to stick to its commitment to fix Japan's tattered finances, dismissing an idea floated by key government advisers to water down its fiscal reform goals. "The BOJ won't respond to oil price moves themselves but will closely monitor how they affect inflation expectations," Kuroda said in a news conference on Friday, signaling his resolve to ease policy again on any signs of change in trend inflation. The remarks sit uneasily with growing calls from within the BOJ board to do away with the strict timeframe as slumping oil prices push inflation further away from its goal.
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Man buys a food ticket at a restaurant in TokyoBy Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese households cut spending more than expected and retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in January, data showed on Friday, a sign the central bank's radical stimulus has yet to convince consumers that inflation will take hold. Factory output jumped at the fastest pace in nearly four years in January as companies ramped up spending at home and won more orders in emerging markets, suggesting that exports will keep the economy on track for a moderate recovery. Separate data underscored the dilemma the central bank faces with inflation almost grinding to a halt on slumping oil prices, moving further away from the BOJ's ambitious target of reaching 2 percent around the next fiscal year beginning in April. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda defended his two-year timeframe for achieving the target on Friday, warning that adopting a relaxed approach to the deadline would undermine efforts to defeat deflation.


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