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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 56 56 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 | 68 68 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 | 65 65 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 | 316 316 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 | 347 347 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 | 392 392 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 | 393 393 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 | 849 849 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 | 359 359 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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Q&A with the frontman of Brooklyn’s Ten Ton Man
It took a tragedy for Paul Livornese to discover his passion in life. It was after his father passed away that he decided to form the band Ten Ton Man, a vehicle for the first time to express his m...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out of This World
Rachel Mason blurs the line between music and art
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Broussard and Secret Someones play Brooklyn Bowl
Seemingly mismatched bill makes for a perfect mix
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bully is back!
Queens' own headlines Impact Wrestling’s return to NYC
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands flock to Northside Festival for music, art and film
CHVRCHES lights up concert at sundown in McCarren Park
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monae delivers best Prospect Park summer opener yet
Celebrate Brooklyn! attracts thousands with free concert
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Andre Mistier aka The Adversary
Andre Mistier has spent time in both the rock and digital music worlds, and has found his own voice through his alter-ego The Adversary. Growing up in both the Upper West Side and numerous small vi...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s Karen Bernod
Karen Bernod was born and raised in the projects of Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a child she spent her spare time singing to her favorite musicians in the mirror and performing at school talent shows. Af...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s Emily Danger
Emily “Danger” Nicholas moved to New York City from Bakersfield, California, to peruse a career in music, however she never thought she would be touring with a band and playing music festivals like...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn-based Midnight Moan set to release first LP
It has been a little more than two years since guitarist Brian Baker joined his friend in New York City and formed the band Midnight Moan. Put together through their mutual love and dedication to t...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food truck non-profit serves up social justice
Jordyn Lexton taught 16, 17 and 18-year-old young men on Rikers Island — New York City’s main jail complex — for three years. During that time, one thing continued to weigh on her mind: the recidiv...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn DIY artist Meghann Wright
After growing up in the punk rock and hardcore scene of Hawaii, Meghann Wright stepped out on her own to pursue her own career in art and music. After putting her life on the line for her career as...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brett Gleason releases his self titled, debut album
From his days writing and playing piano in his childhood home in Long Island, Brett Gleason has always wanted to play rock and roll. With inspirations found in early 90’s alternative icons like Bil...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northside Festival returns to Williamsburg with host of new acts
With the return of the Northside Festival along Brooklyn’s waterfront this summer, founders announced that bands like The War on Drugs and Beirut will perform two special shows on June 13 and 14 in...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band Stargazy
It has been a long road for the six members of Stargazy, a recently formed psych-rock, new-wave Greenpoint band. Formerly known as Fishdoctor, the group reinvented its sound and has been recording ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas. The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack, numbering in the thousands, and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists.


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In this Monday, June 2, 2014 photo, demonstrators wave a pro-independence "estelada" flag during a protest calling for the independence and the implementation of the republic in Catalonia after the announcement of the abdication of Spain's King Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are scheduled to hold a crucial face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region’s plans to hold a secession referendum in November. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.


2014-07-30 02:50:30 -0400
Shares in Russia's second-largest bank VTB slid over 3 percent at the start of trading on Wednesday, but the broader stock market rose as investors had priced in the impact of a new wave of Western sanctions. Brussels and Washington announced new punitive measures on Tuesday, targeting Russia's energy, banking and defence sectors over what they say is Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury imposed targeted sanctions on Russian banks including VTB, VTB subsidiary Bank of Moscow and the Russian Agricultural Bank. VTB recouped some of its early losses to trade 1.55 percent lower at 0635 GMT, sharply underperforming the broader rouble-denominated MICEX index, which rose 1 percent.
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