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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 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 | 73 73 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 | 85 85 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 | 83 83 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...
Looking for an apartment? Ideas to benefit you!
Jul 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Ideas to benefit you. 'MIDDLE VILLAGE AREA' With plenty of competition out there looking for the same apartment that you are looking for, do you think it is a good idea to: Have on hand three month...
2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative ...
Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space Brings Emerging Artists Together
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, July 18th, Queens Council on the Arts’  3rd Space  is proud to present Amy Wu and the launch of QNSMADE, a web-based project that celebrates the stories ofQueens through a series of port...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 334 334 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 | 367 367 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 | 409 409 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...

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Year in Review 2010
The biggest stories of the past 365 days
Dec 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors, pols rally to save senior center
Friendship Center might be forced to close its doors
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran tours Bulgaria with political party
Delivers American-style order, law and justice
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point shop owners up in arms over raid
Local shop owners and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras are still trying to figure out the reason behind why 200 police officers and over 50 vehicles conducted a raid in Willets Point last Wednesday th...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bankrupt OTB forced to close its doors
All bets are off for the OTB. The New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation was forced to close its doors last Wednesday at midnight after the State Senate failed to pass a bill that would have s...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gateway moving into Jamaica High School
Jamaica High school will expand the successful Gateway Program and morph, slowly phasing into the Gateway School. Successful dialogue between community leaders and the Department of Education resul...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job seekers flock to Briarwood Library
Tensions run high at job recruitment event
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Koo makes good on pledge to donate salary
Starts giveaway with checks for ten non-profits
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City looking to create a bike sharing program
Would mirror similar efforts in cities across Europe
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Toys, coats & food all in high demand this holiday season
There’s nothing quite like the warmth of giving hearts to get people through the cold weather of the holiday season. On Monday, joined by representatives from New York Cares and Toys For Tots, Coun...
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Former prisoners get a little more help this Thanksgiving
The holidays are all about creating and keeping traditions, and that is especially important for people readjusting to life after incarceration. To ensure they had the opportunity to have a traditi...
Nov 30, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing girl returns to the small screen
The Flashy Girl from Flushing is back! This Thanksgiving weekend, be sure to catch the premiere of The Fran Drescher Show to get up-close-and-personal with the Queens native, best known for her rol...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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When the disabled become senior citizens
New center would cater to the elderly
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Tenants protest paying more for less
Home, sweet home? Not so for tenants who are paying more for less, anyway. Dozens of Queens Housing Coalition members rallied outside a rent-stabilized building in Jamaica last Wednesday, calling f...
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By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina may have defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years on Thursday, but the packed elegant cafes in Buenos Aires show little sign of distress and shoppers rather than protestors fill the streets. Jose Bini, a 27-year-old Argentine entrepreneur, shrugged off the news of the default with resigned laughter, saying he was used to economic crises. "I have lived through two defaults, hyperinflation, an economic crash, stagflation and I'm only 27." Argentina, which is already mired in recession, failed on Wednesday to strike a deal with "holdout" hedge funds suing the nation for full payment of their defaulted bonds in time for a midnight deadline. The peso fell 2.52 percent to 12.570 per dollar and currency traders on the streets of Buenos Aires said there had been no rush to buy safe-haven dollars.
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Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a press conference at the Argentina Consulate in New York, on July 30, 2014Argentina blamed the United States for the legal battle that forced it to miss a debt payment and, despite ratings agencies' declarations to the contrary, denied being in default. Ratings agency Fitch declared Argentina in "restrictive default" Thursday after 11th-hour talks failed to resolve the country's dispute with two US hedge funds that refuse to accept a write-down on their Argentine bonds. Fitch's label echoed the "selective default" declared Wednesday by Standard & Poor's. Both terms indicate that Argentina has defaulted on one or more of its financial commitments but continues to meet others. US District Judge Thomas Griesa has blocked Argentina from paying its "exchange creditors" -- those who agreed to take a 70-percent write-down after the country's 2001 default -- without also paying two American hedge funds that took it to court demanding full payment.


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In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican. Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday, July 31, 2014, for the United States, where she will make her new home. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving U.S. flags in New Hampshire.


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