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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 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
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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 | 222 222 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 | 229 229 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 | 480 480 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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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...

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Author Neal Gillen talks about life in Queens
Neal Gillen’s seven novels have all in some way or another, featured Queens. Whether as a setting, or a place that a character goes to hide out, the author, who now lives in Maryland, returns to hi...
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Cute and prepared to weather any storm
Tips to keep your winter shoes in top condition
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The King's Speech delivers on que
With the decline in the average person’s attention span and the advent of special effects that can show people not only dodging bullets but sweat flying off their forehead as they do it, its unusua...
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Jazz up your new year resolutions
Learn with the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters in panels, workshops and classes.
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New year, new wardrobe
Any fashion trend that you see this spring will have the same common thread: Color. Any fashion publication, celebrity news report or stylist will tell you that ‘brights are in and drab is out’. Is...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beat the Winter Blues
Shorter days, colder temperatures and more time stuck inside can color anyone’s winter a little blue. Whether you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, noticing a change in appetite, or even just feeling...
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Cool ways to celebrate New Years
Take a break from TimesSquare and chill out with these events.
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The Art of “Craftacular” Creations
The handmade craze was in full effect this past Sunday, Dec. 12th at a local designer open market we stumbled upon, sponsored by BUST Magazine—“The magazine for women with something to get off thei...
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a treat
Following close on Harry Potter’s heels, the new Narnia film, “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” was released on Dec. 10. While “The Voyage” didn’t even come to close to gro...
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Gifts that keep giving
Six sure ways to impress this holiday
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The Last Minute Local and Online Gift Guide
For when you still aren't sure where to shop this Christmas.
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Swan Blurs Line Between Passion and Madness
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, “Black Swan,” tells a story full of passion, obsession, and illusion as he takes us into the competitive world of professional ballet. The film revolves a...
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adding More Style to Grand Central
Three Local Brooklyn Designers Wow at Grand Central Holiday Fair.
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The Warrior's Way not worth the trip
I can’t say that “The Warrior’s Way” is the worst movie of all time, but that is simply because I haven’t seen every movie ever made. I can honestly say that some of the movies my friends made in m...
Dec 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teat yourself with this year's best music
From Hendrix to Stuart, get your music fix with these album collections.
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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.


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EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is engaging in his favorite pastime -- a game of golf with friends, including former professional basketball star Alonzo Mourning. The outing at Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast came shortly after the president delivered a somber statement over the brutal killing of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.
2014-08-20 14:36:49 -0400

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in ViennaBy Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed. The findings in a monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency - though no major surprise - may be seen as positive by the West ahead of the expected resumption next month of negotiations on ending the decade-old nuclear dispute. The IAEA document made clear that Iran is continuing to meet its commitments under the interim accord that it reached with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia late last year and that took effect in January. The IAEA is tasked with checking that Iran is living up to its part of the agreement, which was designed to buy time for talks on a comprehensive settlement of the standoff that would dispel fears of a new Middle East war.


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