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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)   explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retali...
JUST LISTED: 1 Family Brick Home in Rego Park (89-18 63rd Ave) NY 11374
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Brick Home for Sale in Rego Park NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Rego Park 1 Family Brick Home for Sale. ...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 665 665 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2015
Jun 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
JUNE 2015 QUEENS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The pace of existing home sales increased slightly from April to May according to the latest report released by the Long island Board of Realtors. This is...
Long Island Roads See Two Police Officers Die in Separate Vehicle Crashes
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes fate takes unexpected turns that we find unexplainable. The odds are slim to none that two former police officers about the same age would die in single vehicle crashes over the same week...
Take Quick Actions When Signs of Discrimination Emerge in Your Business
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
All too often, business owners are not aware of their managers or supervisors engaging in discriminatory practices toward workers. When workers complain about racial or nationality slurs being made...
Immigrants In Limbo As Obama Implements New Programs: By A Lawyer
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
In December 2014 a lawsuit was filed against President Obama’s administration’s proposed immigration plans. The lawsuit alleged constitutional issues that involved the President disregarding Congre...
How To File For Ch. 7 Bankruptcy & Eliminate Debt: By A NYC Lawyer
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a relatively simple process. There are only a few procedures that must take place before a debtor receives a discharge of all or most of his debt: 1. Pre-Bankruptcy Credit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAY 2015
May 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
May 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update   Right now the Queens’ real estate market is feeling pretty tight to say the least. If you or someone you know has been searching for a home, they can tel...
Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...

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Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laura Ward, Choreographer
If you asked Laura Ward's friends about her, they might tell you she's a dancer or they might tell you she is a conceptual artist who uses dance as a tool. That's because while she has been a dance...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristen Titus, Tech Talent Pipeline
In an industry dominated by nerdy guys, Kristen Titus is turning the tide and leading the way in a city-wide effort to promote technology growth. The city's Department of Small Business Services an...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Phil Hardt, Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
Phil Hardt was raised Methodist in Connecticut, but when he hit high school, the pressures of playing for the varsity hockey team in a hockey town got in the way of his faith for a while. He found ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brianna Rios, World Salsa Champion
Brianna Rios was first exposed to the world of salsa dancing at a young age, when after a vacation with her grandmother in Puerto Rico she came home to find her parents had started taking classes t...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronnie Minor, Housing Advocate
Ronnie Minor has lived in Astoria since 1967. It's the neighborhood he belongs to, and the place he fights for as a community advocate. So when the city began dumping garbage bags in the middle of ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devon O’Connor, Welcome to Whitestone
Devon O’Connor did not intend to start a civic group when he noticed that his neighborhood’s “Welcome to Whitestone” sign was deteriorating. He simply wanted to fix the sign, but as he talked with ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez, Dean of Students at St. Francis College
St. Francis College has a new Dean of Students at the Brooklyn Heights school. Longtime educator and experienced administrator Dr. Jose Rodriguez said the new position was important to him because ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Barnett, Photographer
From the thousands of photos that 73-year-old Charles “Carl” Barnett has taken over the years, pictures from the 1964 World’s Fair shot with his uncle’s German Voigtlander camera are some of his fa...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gina Argento, Co-Founder, Broadway Stages
Gina Argento is no stranger to being green. In addition to creating the world's first solar-powered sound stage in North Brooklyn, Argento along with her brother Tony five years ago founded Systems...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philip McManus, Queens Public Transit Committee
The Rockaway community was nearly destroyed when Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City back in 2012, but it did spark one resident to take action when it comes to public transportation on th...
Jul 23, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josef Szende, Atlantic Avenue BID
Josef Szende took over as the inaugural director of Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID) back in April of 2012. Szende, currently a Brooklyn resident, studied at Columbia Universit...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Anthony, Atlantic Surfing Federation
Like many parents, Rick Anthony sat on the sidelines watching his son compete so often that eventually he stopped merely observing and took on an active supporting role. In Anthony’s case, the spor...
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tyler Myers, Knockdown Center
When Tyler Myers was first introduced to the Knockdown Center, he immediately saw the potential for the place to become a mecca for large-scale artwork. “I was working as a project manager for Frie...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Greek flag flies atop the parliament building as demonstrators from the Greek Communist party gather during a rally supporting the no vote for the upcoming referendum in Athens, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):


2015-07-03 03:46:59 -0400

An investor looks at information displayed on an electronic screen at a brokerage house in ShanghaiChinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation amid increasingly desperate attempts by Beijing to head off a full-blown crash. After a slump of nearly 30 percent in Chinese stocks since mid-June, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has set up a team to look at "clues of illegal manipulation across markets". A flurry of policy moves over the past week, including an interest rate cut and a relaxation of margin lending rules, have failed to arrest the sell-off.


2015-07-03 03:44:35 -0400

Shanghai tumbled 7.13% at one point on July 3, 2015, with the mainland market pummelled by profit-taking and margin traders calling in their betsAsian markets mostly retreated Friday ahead of the weekend's Greek referendum that could decide its eurozone future, while Shanghai plunged almost six percent, at the end of another torrid week for mainland investors. Seoul dropped 0.14 percent, or 2.92 points, to end at 2,104.41 and Sydney fell 61.5 points, or 1.1 percent, to 5,538.3, while in late trade Hong Kong was 0.50 percent lower.


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