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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 295 295 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 | 277 277 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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Don't balance budget on backs of seniors
Dear Editor: As members of Congress and President Obama seek a resolution to the nation’s fiscal woes, seniors in New York and around the country must not be sacrificed for the sake of a stronger b...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commuter tax bad for entire region
Dear Editor: Queens Democratic assembly member David Weprin's proposal to introduce a bill in Albany that would implement a 1 percent nonresident commuter tax is disappointing. His proposal sounds ...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner is a disgrace
Dear Editor: First his account was hacked, then it was a prank that he didn't want to make a federal case of. He was going to hire a firm to investigate, just like O.J. Simpson was going to find ou...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting cancer, and high costs
Dear Editor: Partisan fighting over skyrocketing Medicare costs has dominated the nation's healthcare discussion, overshadowing critical issues that must be addressed immediately. We need a health ...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unfit for office
Dear Editor: One of the most stunning aspects of the Weiner affair is the arrogance of power that we saw on display and have come to expect with many of our elected officials. Weinergate is merely ...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sad day for NYPD
Dear Editor: NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata- who were found innocent of rape charges but guilty of official misconduct- have disgraced the image of what a police officer is expected...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Center Mall should pay living wage
Dear Editor: On Saturday May 21st, I attended a Town Hall meeting at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona with hundreds of others to demand that the owner of the highly profitable Queens Center Ma...
May 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire company closings would be dangerous
Dear Editor: In an effort to close its current budget gap, last week the Bloomberg Administration announced that it was planning to close the Fire Department's Engine 306 in Bayside. This firehouse...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Box office nightmare
Dear Editor: It might be simpler to find out the identities of the specific Navy SEALS who participated in the Bin Laden mission that it would be to figure out when the Queens College Kupferberg Ce...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An adoption story
Dear Editor: New York State has the most antiquated laws concerning adoption and they need to be changed. When a child becomes of legal age they ought to have the right to these records. I have rea...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revel the fire company closings list!
Dear Editor: What kind of political grandstanding is Mayor Bloomberg pulling now? He is stating that he will not reveal which firehouses will be closed due to the city's budget crisis. Certainly, t...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired by your paper
Dear Editor: I first learned about QR codes from your newspaper. Inspired by it, I made one and started using it when I play in the subway. I am the very first busker (subway musician) to use the Q...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitch in to keep our streets clean
Dear Editor: Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons with the flowers blooming and the trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather. Unfortuna...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's math, reading programs are failing our children
Dear Editor As a parent of a 2nd grader student in District 25, I have observed some disturbing trends over the last several years in schools citywide and in the school my daughter goes to. Our won...
May 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired and Disgusted
Dear Editor: How many Firemen and innocent residents have to die in illegally converted apartments and houses?  How many times does an address have to be reported and access denied?  I am so tired ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 photo, Genetha Campbell carries free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich, Since the financially struggling city broke away from the Detroit water system last year, residents have been unhappy with the smell, taste and appearance of water from the city’s river as they await the completion of a pipe to Lake Huron. They also have raised health concerns, reporting rashes, hair loss and other problems. A General Motors plant stopped using the water, saying it was rusting its parts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Less than an hour's drive from one of Earth's great fresh water sources, some people in Flint are searching for a drop worth drinking.


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Traders stand outside the New York Stock ExchangeBy Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - Mutual fund companies, including No. 2 Fidelity Investments, have slashed fees on their most popular funds by shifting billions of dollars into collective trusts not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The growing shift to collective trusts could prove a weapon for actively managed mutual funds losing out to low cost passive investment products such as the exchange-traded funds offered by rivals such as Vanguard Group, the biggest mutual fund company. "CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent," said Michael Rawson, manager of research at Morningstar Inc. Retirement plans sponsored by Delta Air Lines Inc cut fees by 23 percent last year when they shifted an estimated $1 billion in assets managed by Fidelity's Contrafund into a collective investment trust (CIT).


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Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) drives on West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self has won 190 of the 199 games he's coached in Allen Fieldhouse. This may have been the most satisfying, and improbable, of them all.


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