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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 52 52 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 | 99 99 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Dancing in the ‘Middle’
Modern dance lives in Queens
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run for the Hills
Interview with Dave W. of White Hills
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens viticulture comes into its own
Upcoming farm fest will showcase homegrown wines
May 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burger King full of 'Idol' chatter
Fans gather in fast food joint to cheer on hometown boy
May 12, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Here And There" - Here and now in theaters
"Here And There" is back!  Quick, grab a seat at the Quad Cinema [34 West 13th Street] for a limited engagement starting Friday, May 14!

     What a time to return!  As the nation yet again storms...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young or old, you can learn a lot from a 'Fellow' filmmaker
So you want to be in the pictures - not necessarily as an actor, but maybe as a director, producer, director of photography, screen writer and/or lighting designer - and you are between 15 and 19, ...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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New WHITE HILLS song
Band to play Lit Lounge 4/28
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens' weirdness on display in "Horror House Detective"
Look out, Queens, we've fallen victim to The Weirdness. Or at least, that would be a convenient explanation for the strange, aggressive, and sometimes non-sensical behavior that we display in our b...
Apr 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Films for the frugal: FREE events, screenings for movie buffs of all ages
We may not have nine lives like cats do, but it does seem that our lives revolve around the number. There’s Cloud Nine, there’s the Beatles Number IX, there’s a movie NINE, and now here’s another: ...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tribeca Film Fest 2010: Free outdoor screening schedule
It’s back: bigger, better, bolder: the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 takes to New York’s streets, screens and salons starting mid-week and ends its star-studded limited engagement on Sunday, May 2, 20...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Man Who 'Ran' With A Plan
How Ran Craycraft created WhyLeaveAstoria?!, a social media mini-empire
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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RECORD REVIEW: Thing by Trans Am
Over the course of their long career spanning 13 albums and nearly 15 years, Trans Am has always been pushing the envelope of creativity, and their latest release, Thing , due out April 20 is no di...
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do You See What I See?
Abstract art comes to Queens
Apr 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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…And he’s back with 15 tracks
Tom Rush releases first studio album in 36 years
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Magazine Preview: "It's Queens" Magazine, Spring 2010
The latest issue of our magazine was printed last week after a lot of blood and sweat was poured into it (not literally, don’t worry), and I’m happy to say that this issue came out even better than...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute. Here is a look at the exchanges and subsidies. HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, requires people who do not get health insurance through their employer, or the government programs Medicare and Medicaid to buy their own insurance. To make that easier, it created health insurance exchanges, which are centralized online marketplaces that allow consumers to shop among competing insurance plans.
2015-03-03 10:18:43 -0500

Five minutes into trade on March 3, 2015 the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,251.99, down 36.64 points (0.20 percent)New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks Tuesday retreated a day after the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time in 15 years, as electronics retailer Best Buy announced big shareholder payouts.


2015-03-03 10:15:49 -0500

People wait in line to buy electronic items at a Best Buy store in Westbury, New YorkBest Buy Co Inc , the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on a strong holiday season and said it would buy back stock for the first time since 2012. Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly said on a conference call that Best Buy planned this year to start a cost-cutting effort to save $400 million over the next three years. Best Buy authorized a $1 billion share buyback over three years and announced a special dividend of about $180 million, or 51 cents per share, from proceeds from settlements of a lawsuit on price-fixing of TFT-LCD panels. Best Buy's sales at stores open at least a year increased 2 percent during the fourth quarter ended on Jan. 31, slightly more than the 1.9 percent rise estimated by analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix.


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