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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 51 51 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 | 64 64 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 | 60 60 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 | 309 309 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 | 342 342 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 | 386 386 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 | 389 389 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...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 841 841 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...

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Prayers for a Brighter, Better New Year
Dear Editor: As we resolve to meet the opportunities and challenges of a new year, we renew our resolution to learn from past failures and commit to the improvement of our neighborhoods, cities and...
Jan 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arthur Ponzi-relli
Dear Editor: Bernard Madoff has admitted perpetrating a Ponzi scheme and defrauding countless investors and retirees. Wikipedia defines a Ponzi scheme as a fraudulent investment operation that invo...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I Eat Has Nothing To Do With The Rest Of Your Afternoon
Dear Editor: With our government in deep debt, we ordinary citizens can think of lots of ways for our government to save money. You would think common sense would prevail in Washington DC, but that...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Is the Bailout On Us?
Dear Editor, Does any one even care that those baby boomers who are not yet senior citizens (62 or 65) have to take money out of their pension checks to provide all this money for public transporta...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comp. Sez, “East River Tolls No Go”
Dear Editor: The importance of finding a solution to the region’s transit budget shortfall took on new urgency yesterday as the MTA approved a 23 percent fare hike and massive service cuts. While t...
Dec 23, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Budget Cuts
Dear Editor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that further budget cuts might be necessary. The problem is that these cuts could extend to the NYPD and the FDNY, which means layoffs and the closing of m...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaving the Chicken Coop to the Wolves
Dear Editor: Whatever form it takes, an essential part of the auto bailout should include corporate leadership change. In other words, the captain of the Exxon Valdez who ran the tanker into calami...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Corpse of Habeas Corpus
Dear Editor: In a recent edition of your newspaper (December 4, 2008), a reader opinionated that it was “unconstitutional” to suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus (Latin for “you have the body.”) Sect...
Dec 17, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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SNL Skit Takes Shot In The Dark, Misses The Mark
Dear Editor: I was offended by Saturday Night Live’s decision to portray Governor David Paterson as inept because of his visual impairment. While elected officials are certainly fair game for comed...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Queens Icon Honored
To the Dear Panzarella Family: I was so very pleased to read of the Triangle being named in Honor of Attillio W. Panzarella, the Patriarch of your family. Although I only met him briefly, with his ...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks For The Trees! Now We’ve Got To Hang On To Them
Dear Editor: I just wanted to commend and thank the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division for the great job that they did this week in planting new street trees in my section o...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky
Dear Editor: On December 4, the Commission on MTA Financing chaired by former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch released its proposals. It included an inefficient and inequitable toll tax that makes lit...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Heart-breaking Holiday Death
Dear Editor: I have read many opinions on who was to blame for the death of Jdimytai Damour, the Walmart employee who was trampled to death. Some blame the store while others say it is the people w...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maybe It Is Him After All
Dear Editor, Kudos to Tom Nolan’s 11/3 column, “Maybe it’s me”. Appearing in a later issue of your paper was a long-winded diatribe by a letter writer, deriding Mr. Nolan with such enthusiasm as to...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOU Are the Eyesore!
Dear Editor: In response to last week’s Eyesore of the Week, I disagree with it and feel that people should be praised for hanging their clothes on a clothesline. Are you really concerned about the...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - The April 24, 2014 file photo shows the logo of Swiss bank UBS and the Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss banking giant UBS AG reported a 15 percent jump Tuesday July 29, 2014 in second-quarter net profit from a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment. Switzerland's biggest bank said its net profit for the April-June period rose to 792 million Swiss francs (US$ 876 million), up from 690 million francs in the comparable period from 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt,File)GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.


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An Afghan soldier stands guard during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.(AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said.


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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.
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