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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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Lindsey decides to leave SJU
Things have not been going well for the highly touted St. John's men's basketball 2011 recruiting class. Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin announced that sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsey plans to tr...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Falcons hold fundraiser
The Queens Falcons, which aims to empower inner-city teenage boys through football, teaching them teamwork, leadership skill, and the ability to motivate themselves and others, last week held a fun...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Cougars take tourney title
The Martin Luther Lady Cougars (3-0/PSAA 1-0) used pressure defense and a run-and-gun offense to defeat St. Agnes 44-28 in the 12th Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Lady Couga...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cotto gets revenge on Margarito
PHOTOS: KENNETH B. GOLDBERG In front of a sold-out crowd of over 21,000 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Miguel Cotto avenged his 2008 loss to Antonio Margarito, winning in a TKO decisio...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin Luther looks for fourth straight title
After an amazing 2010-2011 wrestling season, the Martin Luther School Cougars are hoping to win their fourth straight Independent Private and Parochail Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) title. The C...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lexington School takes soccer title
The Lexington School for the Deaf’s boy’s soccer team went undefeated for a second consecutive season, winning the ESDAA Metro Deaf Soccer Tournament. The team, recognized by DeafDigest Sports’ as ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cardozo's Alexis Panisse qualifies for national race
Benjamin Cardozo High School senior Alexis Panisse finished in the top ten at the Northeast Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship Saturday to qualify for the National Finals on Dec...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY & NYPD get in the ring
The FDNY Bravest Boxing team took on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the Badges on Saturday, November 19, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The night featured 12 three-...
Nov 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClancy Wins City CHSAA Soccer Title
In a thrilling soccer game last Saturday at St. John’s University, the Msgr. McClancy Crusaders beat Mount St. Michael in the City A Soccer Championship game by a score of 2-1. McClancy took a quic...
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Records smashed at 42nd NYC Marathon
Who said running marathons was hard? Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya made it look easy Sunday, smashing the previous record for finishing the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:05:06. The previous bes...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew Forest tennis off to early start
Take top honors in volleyball, as well
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep girls take two titles
The St. John’s Prep (8-2-1) Red Storm won the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Class A girls soccer regular-season title and took home the diocesan crown with a 3-1 win over St. Edmund last Thursday night at ...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU volleyball on a roll
With three players recording double-doubles, the Long Island University volleyball team survived a scare to defeat Saint Francis (PA). The victory extended the Blackbirds’ winning streak to six; Lo...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots of tricks for Halloween
To kick off Halloween weekend in style, 32 BMX bikers donned costumes and showed off their best moves for over 500 fans at the Red Bull Trick or Treat contest in Greenpoint's Newtown Barge Park Fri...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goals with goal of saving Willets Point
Photos: Michael O'Kane Workers at Willets Point squared off in a soccer tournament this past weekend as part of the Willets Point Festival. Twenty-one car workshops and garages were represented in ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper, The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian who is detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for. Rezaian was detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014 along with Salehi, and two photojournalists. Rezaian, who was born and spent most of his life in the United States, is the only one of the four still behind bars. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has for the first time been allowed to hire a defense lawyer, according to his family.


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TOANO, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years.
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Shoppers roam the aisles at the Safeway store in Wheaton MarylandBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline.  Other data on Monday showed factory activity slowed in February and construction spending declined sharply in January, adding to signs that economic growth moderated early in the first quarter. All the gas savings are ending up at the bank rather than being spent," Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, slipped 0.2 percent after falling 0.3 percent in December. The January dip reflected lower gasoline prices, which weighed on sales receipts at service stations, as well as drop in purchases of big-ticket items.


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