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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...

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City, owners square off over tire shop
Shuttered store faces thousands in fines
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Biz Expo returns to Brooklyn
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Barclays Center opening date: Sept. 28, 2012
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New PPW bike lane survey finds generational divide
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Car-free Prospect Park bill draws criticism
Mayor, BP oppose plan to ban cars from park
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CB6 approves Prospect Park West Bike Lane
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Brooklyn Community Board 6 delivered a resounding message of support for the Prospect Park West bike path and traffic calming project and the Department of Tran...
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Residents demand inclusion in new DoBro tenants coalition
The closed-door meeting of a new tenants' group in Downtown Brooklyn sparked protest from longtime residents who fear they're being left behind as the neighborhood expands. Members of Families Unit...
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Wallabout makes history
Enclave awarded state historic status
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FEMA declares disaster area for Brooklyn and Queens
Will provide funds to cover costs of December blizzard
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"Our Nixon" documentary sheds new light on Tricky Dick
Brooklyn filmmakers offer never-before-seen footage
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‘Green’ Eggs and Ham
Biz breakfast will focus on going green
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Vanderbilt Ave block association formed
Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill group to address traffic, parking
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Bike share eyed for Downtown Brooklyn
DoBro being considered for 2012 program
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Prime 6 foes demand second chance
Urge state to reconsider liquor licenses
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Brooklyn cop killed in scuffle
Boerum Hill bust turns tragic
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Official Greek figures show unemployment in the country fell further to 25.5 percent in the third quarter from 26.6 percent in the previous quarter.
2014-12-18 06:18:43 -0500

Russian President Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in MoscowBy Timothy Heritage and Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's economy would inevitably rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy to a deepening financial crisis. Under pressure to show he has a plan to fix the economy, Putin told an end-of-year news conference the actions of the central bank and government had been "adequate" in a crisis he blamed on external factors. ...


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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, the central bank said it was introducing a rate of minus 0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances of more than 10 million Swiss francs ($12.5 million). (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer, File)BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's central bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies.


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