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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 130 130 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 | 177 177 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 | 212 212 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 | 226 226 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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 518 518 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 | 552 552 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...

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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the late, great Max's Kansas City
In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. First recorded in 1952 by the R&B Singer, Littl...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's kind of an unfunny movie
Film Review: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)
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Local Designer Spotlight at the BQE Design Expo
Angels N Divas, Miz Krafty
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How can a movie about Facebook be so good?
Movie review: "The Social Network" (2010)
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greed is good; this movie, however, is not
Film review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010)
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Where Fashion and Culture Come Together
Hispanic Heritage Month soiree brings out beauty in all
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Create: Disenadores De Nueva York, assisting Latino fashion & design small businesses
No matter what industry you are in - entertainment, finance, media or the arts - New York City seems to be where people from all over the world come to live while striving for their career dreams. ...
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Uvarara, everybody is treated like family
Uvarara Vineria & Ristoro brings the charm of Italy to Queens. The restaurant regularly hosts wine tastings paired with five courses of soul-satisfying Italian food, each expertly paired with the p...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said. Poroshenko is scheduled to see Putin in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Aug. 26 at a meeting that will also include top leaders of the European Union and of the Russian-led Customs Union. Though he did not mention Putin by name, Poroshenko was quoted by his website as saying that the Ukrainian side "would call for the (rebel) fighters to be withdrawn from Ukraine." "I am sure we will succeed in this," he said. Poroshenko's pro-Western leadership accuses Russia of orchestrating separatist rebellions in Ukraine, in which more than 2,000 people have been killed, and of arming the rebels.
2014-08-21 12:25:01 -0400

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


2014-08-21 12:24:01 -0400

File of a Family Dollar store is seen in ChicagoFamily Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job. Family Dollar, the second-largest dollar store in the United States, said it believed a deal with its larger rival would be unlikely to win antitrust approval despite a promise by Dollar General to close up to 700 stores. "We will not jeopardize the Dollar Tree deal for a transaction with Dollar General that has a high likelihood of not closing due to antitrust considerations," said Ed Garden, an independent director on Family Dollar's board. The formal rejection came a day after Dollar General Chief Executive Rick Dreiling questioned whether his counterpart at Family Dollar, Howard Levine, was serving his own interests in supporting Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion offer.


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