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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Supporting content provided by Robert Kaplan, P.C. What is a Seller Concession? Put simply, a seller conces...
Queens Real Estate Market: NOV 2016
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . November 2016 Market Update The Queens housing market continued on the same path in October with sales dec...
The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What?
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP | W orkers Compensation Attorneys New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What? You got ...
Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel...
The French Connection: Oldies But Goodies Movie In Yonkers With Real Stars
Nov 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by Tiziano Thomas Dossena On November 14, Alamo Theaters in Yonkers presented, on the 45 th  anniversary of its release, the Oscar winning film  The French Connection , which played to a ...
The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:US Coachways   Bus Rental   The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History Million Women March Gets the Nation’s Attention Is the Million Women March on Washington going to...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2016
Nov 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
October 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update A cooling trend in the Queens housing market continued in September with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline...
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 331 331 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 402 402 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...

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Just one problem
Dear Editor, Unlike the recent incident at an Astoria laundromat, we know who the man is that repeatedly exposes himself in a Maspeth laundromat. He lives about three blocks away and is not hard to...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome Chik-fil-A
Dear Editor, How refreshing to hear that Chick-fil-A will open up their first store in Queens at the Queens Center Mall on September 1. Chick-fil-A has long-term plans to open up to 200 stores in t...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lochte mess
Dear Editor, The Olympic Committee should immediately revoke medals won by swimmers Ryan Lochte and his three teammates for the abysmal conduct they exhibited in Rio de Janeiro. Not only did they l...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumping ship
Dear Editor, Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unify the unions
Dear Editor, Police must clarify their communications in the post-Bratton era by consolidating their unions to reach us with a single voice, not five. New York's Finest are represented by separate ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Trump?
Dear Editor, John Amato has written many wonderful letters, and most of them have been right on track. But last week he went off the rails by endorsing Donald Trump. But maybe I'm wrong? Yes, Trump...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Develop Briarwood
Dear Editor, It was certainly exhilarating to hear of the landlord's sale of the property at Flagship restaurant in Briarwood for demolition and construction of new residential co-ops and commercia...
Aug 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to A-Rod
Dear Editor, Alex Rodriguez, who played for the New York Yankees for 12 years, was a true professional athlete who gave his very best to the team. Even though he was beset by the steroid scandal an...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The worst?
Dear Editor, Former vice president Dick Cheney said “Obama is the worst president in my lifetime.” His asinine remark places him on the wrong side of history. As Barack Obama approaches the end of ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor, Our American athletes have shown their true mettle in the Summer Olympics. There have been losers and winners, but many showed their love of the sport. Examples like gymnasts Simone Bi...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winners & losers
Dear Editor, An international corporation opens a hotel in a local community, and the local government is cooperative in this endeavor with permits, tax breaks, etc. If it doesn't work out, the cor...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key Fraud
Dear Editor, I would like to warn shoppers of a number of issues at the Key Food franchise at 138-37 Queens Boulevard off 86th Avenue in Briarwood. First, the majority of the employees are either u...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor, If there is anyone out there as angry as I am about the options for presidential candidates that our two-party system has given us this year, hold on, there is another option. Gary Joh...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing of guard
Dear Editor, The announcement that NYPC Commissioner Bill Bratton will be stepping down at the end of the month was surprising. Originally he said that he would remain until 2017. He has had a long...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton treatment
Dear Editor, Regarding Edward Riechs' July 21st letter on the "unfair treatment" of Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton didn't lie to grand jury about his affair with a White House intern. He perjured hi...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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EU Brexit negotiator Barnier holds a news conference in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018, assuming London keeps a promise to formally launch the process of leaving the EU by the end of March. Michel Barnier, at a news conference on Tuesday, said the two-year deadline for final withdrawal fixed in Article 50 of the EU treaty meant there would be less than 18 months for actual negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will give formal notification of Britain's departure in March.


2016-12-06 09:02:22 -0500

FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a sailboat makes its way past the container ship MSC Ivana as she is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for October. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled_which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.


2016-12-06 09:01:44 -0500

Rigging equipment is pictured in a field outside of Sweetwater TexasGlobal oil prices slipped on Tuesday as data showed crude output rose in most major export regions despite plans by OPEC and Russia to cut production, triggering fears the fuel glut that has dogged markets for over two years might last well into 2017. Analysts said the boon from last week's OPEC decision, which helped boost prices by about 15 percent, has faded as they look to factors that may undermine the cartel's promise such as record production, Saudi Arabia's plans and the reaction of U.S. shale oil producers. "Most of the position adjustments that the OPEC decision forced upon traders have now run their course and it leaves the market exposed to profit taking," said Ole Hansen, head of commodities strategy at Saxo Bank.


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