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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 96 96 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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Brooklyn Pride celebrates with annual Twilight Parade
Politicians march to show support of LGBTQ community
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bergen Beach Relay for Life continues to grow
After being chosen as a Rookie of the Year event last year, the Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Marine Park communities once again made a strong push in their annual Relay for Life campaign, bringing ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourning community awaits cameras from NYCHA
Mayor questions mental health issues and justice system
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Fire Department gets new commissioner
Daniel Nigro rode in on on a Ladder 21 fire truck – his first assignment with the FDNY – to be officially sworn in as the 33rd FDNY commissioner. Before the 32-year veteran took the stage at FDNY H...
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BP Adams announces Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Plans to open museum honoring borough’s Caribbean history
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New joint proposal to purchase Long Island College Hospital
SUNY Downstate has repeatedly denied bids to take over Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), the Peebles Corporation being the most recent to be turned down, but the latest reports sugges...
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Atlantic Ave. celebrates summer with street festival
Includes live music, bar crawl and World Cup party
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History marked in Brooklyn Bridge Park
New signs, website provide a look into the waterfront’s past
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EMS workers reunited with survivors they saved
Second Chance Brunch honors dedication of EMS
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bay Ridge hosts 147th annual Memorial Day Parade
Tradition continues with oldest continuous parade in the nation
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children win awards for written and illustrated books
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation honors students’ creativity
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn firehouse celebrates 100-year anniversary
Hundreds of uniformed firefighters filled the quarters of Engine 282 and Ladder 148 last Thursday to celebrate 100 years of service to the community. Firefighters past and present of EC 282 and Lad...
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Fire ravages Park Slope handmade jewelry store
Local favorite Cog & Pearl may be gone for good
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates seek preservation of baseball legend’s home
City rejected application to landmark Jackie Robinson’s house
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Mayor announces cheaper, greener road repairs
New technology increases asphalt production
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Macau casino revenue slowdown has mostly been attributed to a high-profile corruption crackdown spearheaded by Chinese President Xi JinpingMacau casino revenue plunged a record 49 percent year-on-year in February as China's corruption crackdown took its toll, but more mass market visitors lured by new mega-hotels could stem the freefall later in the year. "With all the current policies from China and the changing sentiment in Macau, we were not expecting the main driver for revenue to improve," Simsen International Financial Group associate director Jackson Wong told AFP. Despite February's revenue drop, the figure was slightly better than expected, said Wong, and prompted Macau casino stocks listed in Hong Kong to rise.


2015-03-03 06:02:14 -0500
Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" a demand by U.S. President Barack Obama that Tehran freeze its sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "Obama’s stance ... is expressed in unacceptable and threatening phrases ... Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands ... Tehran will continue nuclear negotiations with the six powers," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Obama said Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached between Tehran and six major powers.
2015-03-03 05:53:19 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.
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