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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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ElectriCity: an exhibition for all to enjoy
Uses New York’s rails to explain transit science to visitors
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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“A Hard Wall at High Speed” hits home
As the world transformed after 9/11, so did many peoples’ lives. Many were of course, worried for their safety, many had to deal with losing a loved one, and others had to deal with the loss of the...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Words Hit Hard as a Fist
John Carmichael, 13, Texas. Tiffany Maxwell, 16, Pennsylvania. Lance Lundsten, 18, Minnesota. Seth Walsh, 13, California. These are just five of the 4,400 teenagers who have committed suicide in th...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winterize your wardrobe without the bulk
It’s getting cold out again. Time to store away your summer frocks and bring out your favorite scarves, boots and layers. Women want to stay fashionable in the cooler seasons but they don’t want to...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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A royal kind of independent film
“To Be King” displays knock-out resilience & attitude
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grave Halloween events in Queens and Brooklyn that might scare you but won’t scare your wallet
A list of events, parades & haunted happenings in Queens and Brooklyn on what is the most outrageous holiday
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween on the cheap
(ARA) - Halloween decorations and costumes are meant to be frightfully fun, but the price tag for pulling together the big night doesn’t have to be scary. Here are three fun and unexpected ways to ...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall forward with these new season fashions
Add more style with polka dots, native-inspired pieces, the classic trench coat
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author Frank Brady returns to his Queens home
He reminisces on life in Woodhaven and returns to the local library, where he was inspired
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Queens band is “Beyond Belligerent”
Bayside band has a penchant for a mix of alcohol and cool sounds
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween fun for pets
Halloween is a great opportunity to include the whole family in festivities, including your pet. According to a recent PetSmart survey, 17 percent of pet parents plan to dress up their pets this ye...
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top trends to heat up fall/winter home decorating
Don’t let the few days of warm weather fool you. Fall is in the alive and in the air. But don’t let the change of season get you down. Instead, embrace it by trying your hand at redecorating your l...
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Heights director's play hits the big stage
"The Family Room" portrays the ups and downs of love and life
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thalia Spanish Theatre brings Columbia’s salsa to Queens
Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside is back for the fall with an intriguing new show that’s sure to get the heart beat pumping and the feet moving. “Columbia in its Salsa,” performed with the Mesti...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Museum showcases emerging Brooklyn artists
Exhibition, “Raw/Cooked” highlights five intriguing creators and their works through 2012
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets his Iranian counterpart Zarif for a new round of nuclear negotiations in MontreuxThe U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif have negotiated for more than 10 hours since Monday in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, hoping to work out a framework deal by late March. Netanyahu argued that rather than preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear arms, a deal would "all but guarantee" that it would one day get the atomic bomb, putting Israel, the wider region and U.S. interests at risk.


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An oil well is seen near DenverBy David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil steadied above $60 a barrel on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said he expected the oil market to balance itself. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he hoped and expected the oil market to balance and prices, which hit a nearly six-year low around $45 in January, to stabilize, adding to signs OPEC's largest exporter is confident that demand is growing. Naimi said it was not Saudi Arabia's responsibility to "subsidize" higher cost oil producers. The speech followed news that Saudi Arabia had raised its official selling prices (OSPs) for oil deliveries to Asia and the United States on Tuesday.


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FILE In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Eurostar staff take part in a run through of their presentation prior to the launch of the new Eurostar e320 train at St Pancras station in London. Britain’s government agreed Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London, Paris and Brussels, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), wrapping up a major deal months before the general election. The Treasury said Wednesday a group of international investors, Canada’s Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and U.K.-based Hermes Infrastructure, agreed to buy the government's 40-percent stake for 585.1 million pounds. Eurostar agreed to redeem the government's preference share for an additional 172 million pounds. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver.


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