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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 647 647 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...

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City Council Under the Spell of Pinball Wizards
We know that you have been losing sleep at night over this whole term limits thing. You toss and turn, muttering the words “third term, third term,” and then wake up in a cold sweat, the only sound...
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Notes On The Vote
Not to pull the curtain too far back on our operations here at Pol Position (We have countless enemies who watch our every move waiting for us to slip up. This might be the time!), but as a weekly ...
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The Scariest Thing About This Halloween is What We've Received in Our Mailbox
Our favorite holiday is just around the corner! No, not Halloween, not Thanksgiving, and not even Christmas. It’s Election Day, the one holiday that doesn’t come every year (unless you count Leap D...
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Left Out of the Poll, But Not Pol Position
Wow, that finicky Quinnipiac Poll is harder to get into than an Oscars after-party hosted by Jay-Z, Harvard, and the swing of things combined! The Connecticut university that apparently specializes...
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Sandwich Ads Go Political
We’d Rather Eat Some Fresh Mozz-Avella We were lurking in some back alleys near our office, drinking Night Train out of an old leather boot, when we encountered a peculiar advertisement that caught...
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Our Bad!
Well, we really goofed up over here at Pol Position. We got a very angry call about all of our wild speculating on that Beep lunch that we wrote about a couple of weeks back, and somewhere mixed in...
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It's a City Hall Takeover, and We Couldn't Be Happier
Amid chants of “Four More Years,” Michael Bloomberg will once again ride his lime-green convertible SUV limousine (the one with the Jacuzzi and the Yosemite Sam mud-flaps) all the way back into Cit...
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Extreme Politicking Forces Extreme Measures
We here at Pol Position have never been so disappointed, and might we add just a little bit offended. When we first started the XPols, or Extreme Politicking for those of you who are new to the gam...
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Oh, to Be a Fly on the Wall at That Lunch
Did you hear the joke about the five borough presidents that walked into a restaurant? When it was time to pay the check, one of them asked if they should split the bill, and they all laughed befor...
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Rubbish Legislation Makes Consumer Garbage
There are weeks when Pol Position is hard-pressed to come up with a topic to write about. Be it a holiday, six-day weekend, economic crash, or just a slow news week, sometimes there just isn’t enou...
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An employee works at a machine manufacturing factory in HuaibeiBy Jake Spring BEIJING (Reuters) - China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up some momentum in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/2-year low, a potential source of worry for Communist leaders who prize social stability above all else. Signs of a weakening labor market reinforced expectations that China would further relax financing conditions in coming weeks, but stop short of cutting interest rates or loosening the reserve requirement for all banks to support the economy. The HSBC/Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 50. ...


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Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) spikes the ball after catching a touchdown pass against New York Jets defensive back Phillip Adams (24) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.


2014-09-23 00:43:28 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States informed Syria's U.N. representative on Monday that Islamic State targets would be hit in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Syrian state television reported on Tuesday. The television broadcast the news in a headline bar and cited Syria's Foreign Ministry as the source. (Reporting by Beirut bureau; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
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