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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
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Facts about the Fed
Dear Editor: Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of bankers or where money comes from. Consequently many are indifferent to the machinations of the Federal Reserve. I implore...
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GOP on rise in NYC
Dear Editor: The GOP promotes the tried and true principles of maximum personal freedom, limited government, public safety, national security, and the American Dream, which are the values that have...
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Preserve Richmond Hill
Dear Editor: My family lived in a one-family house with a gorgeous interior renovation in the Colonial style on 102nd Street off 90th Avenue from 1967 onward, with the dead end of 90th Avenue abutt...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overreaction to snow
Dear Editor: The new phenomenon of shutting down all roads, not just major highways, in anticipation of a snowstorm needs to be seriously reexamined. I am the President of Glen Oaks Village, a co-o...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow angels
Dear Editor: The public schools are closed. The private schools are closed. There is no mail delivery. The libraries are closed. Wait, is that a person trying to enter the Carroll Gardens Library? ...
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The big payoff
Dear Editor:: Former Council Speaker and losing 2013 mayoral wannabe Christine Quinn finished licking her wounds and came out of the closet. She assisted in the creation of the Women's Equity Party...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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What science?
Dear Editor: Thanks to the low turnout in the last election, James Inhofe is in charge of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ted Cruz is the chair of the Subcommittee on Space, ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Hell’ phones
Dear Editor: on lifting the school cell phone ban in the January 15th issue were right on. Mayor Bill de Blasio's dumb decision will save taxpayers billions of dollars because the Department of Edu...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the record
Dear Editor: With all due respect to dispatcher Joseph Manago and his tribute to the late Bess Myerson, I must set the record straight regarding the title she held when competing for Miss America, ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The welfare state
Dear Editor: Well-intentioned people have misconstrued and transformed the meaning of equality. There is a big difference between the government treating people equally and attempting to make them ...
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Silver's got to go

Dear Editor:
 An old adage says political leaders and diapers must be changed often. Sheldon Silver is a perfect example. He's been "pampered" by cronies in both parties for more than 20 years, le...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate Catholic schools
Dear Editor: National Catholic School week begins January 25. I would like to praise Catholic schools for their ongoing contribution to education and for their key role in promoting and ensuring a ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A different take on Mario Cuomo
Dear Editor: There is more to the recent passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo was never above using class warfare as an issue to divide and conquer. Remember his reference to Republican gu...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The tech-rich Nasdaq last saw the 5,000 level on March 27, 2000, as it began a steep plunge to below 1,200 two years later as the bubble in technology industry stocks implodedNew York (AFP) - The Nasdaq Composite Index bolted above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years Monday, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.


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In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, carpenter Joe Tominc cuts wood for a post on a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January on Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity.


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Chinese national flag flutters at the headquarters of a commercial bank on a financial street near the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central BeijingBENGALURU/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global stimulus is swelling, with China cutting interest rates ahead of disappointing factory data and the European Central Bank set to start government bond purchases just as data hints the euro zone economy may be picking up. Central banks from Switzerland to Turkey, Canada and Singapore have already loosened monetary policy this year and chances are high the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut rates for a second time in as many months on Tuesday. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday cut its benchmark lending and deposit rates, pre-empting official data which showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity. The European Central Bank will meanwhile start its trillion-euro quantitative easing program this month.


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