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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 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 | 73 73 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 | 85 85 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 | 83 83 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 | 334 334 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 | 366 366 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 | 409 409 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 | 410 410 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 | 863 863 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 | 368 368 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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Library trustee removals on sound footing
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Schumer Gets It Right On Primaries
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Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected
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City's homeless system is broken
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The High Personal Cost of High Rents
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NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
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Re-Evaluating the Evaluation Process
A lawsuit by a parents’ organization challenging how New York State protects public school teachers may not change the entire dynamic of public education in the state. It will, however, expose a cr...
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$23M is a good start, but it’s not enough
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Pat Toro, Vietnam Veteran and Advocate
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Why are black males failing at higher ed?
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Is it already time to trash composting pilot?
Is the city composting program obsolete before it even gets off the ground? After only a short time in the pilot phase, a new composting initiative by the Department of Sanitation is finding itself...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farewell Phil Ragusa
Phil Ragusa, chairman of the Queens County Republican Party, passed away last week. Leading a political party, especially one with fewer and fewer resources is not easy. Ragusa’s tenure got off to ...
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Politics, like sports, loves a good comeback story
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New York State needs paid family leave
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Pothole in the road to Vision Zero
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Flames from an explosion from an underground gas leak in the streets of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday night in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.


2014-07-31 17:52:04 -0400

People hoping to reach the U.S. ride atop the wagon of a freight train, known as La Bestia (The Beast) in IxtepecBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will try in coming days to pass legislation giving President Barack Obama additional funds to deal with a flood of Central American child immigrants, after Republicans who control the chamber on Thursday revolted against a $659 million measure. Republicans held a hastily called closed meeting at the Capitol after plans fell apart to pass their immigration funding bill. Another such meeting was set for early Friday. ...


2014-07-31 17:50:56 -0400

An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday. Kerry said that the two sides would begin the truce at 8 am local time (0500 GMT) and that Israelis and Palestinians would enter talks in Cairo. "This ceasefire is critical to giving innocent civilians a much-needed reprieve from violence," Kerry said in a hastily arranged mid-morning statement on a visit to New Delhi. "During this period, civilians in Gaza will receive urgently needed humanitarian relief, and the opportunity to carry out vital functions, including burying the dead, taking care of the injured, and restocking food supplies," he said.


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