FLUSHING BANK: RATES, CONVENIENCE AND SERVICE
NEW NAME, SAME GREAT BANK


By Queens Courier Staff

The name may be slightly different, but they still offer the same great services to customers, businesses and the community. Flushing Bank, which has 15 branches throughout the New York metropolitan region, recently changed its name from Flushing Savings Bank in order better reflect the increase of the variety of business it does with the […]

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Weekly Wealth: The Recession Has Bottomed


By Queens Courier Staff

BY DR. STEVE SJUGGERUD, Analyst and Editor, DailyWealth.com I know it’s bad out there. Nevertheless, you must remember, this recession WILL end. Chances are excellent we are more than halfway through. You have to go back to the early 1930s (the Great Depression) to find a recession that lasted longer than 16 months. Since this […]

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Start a business … now? A recession offers opportunities


By Queens Courier Staff

Often times, the monotony of punching the clock as someone else’s employee leads to daydreams of starting a business and being your own boss. In rough economic times, those daydreams may never pass beyond imagination. “Times are tough, how could I start my own small business now?” one thinks. That is rational thinking, but counter […]

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The Great Political Primary Of 2001


By Queens Courier Staff

(cont. from leadstory page 1) Due to the imposition of term limits this year there is going to be a massive change in our city and borough governments. On Tuesday, September 11, both Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls to pick their partys candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and city […]

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NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

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State of the real estate market five years after


| helen.keit@kw.com

Five years after the bubble burst there have been many articles written and news commentators questioning if Americans, the government and financial institutions have learned any lessons from the Great Recession.  They ask where we are on the recovery curve. As a real estate broker I can offer a few observations from “my corner of […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Cinema of Immigration As part of 10-week series exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S., Mark Ethan, a member of […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: First Fridays, Summer in the Garden The Noguchi Museum continues its […]

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Has Obama learned to lead?


| letters@queenscourier.com

The problem in being the head of any organization is that regardless of the malfeasance of anyone, you bear the blame. With leadership comes the ups and downs. Enduring the ridicule of disappointed customers is one of the prices of being a leader, even in the absence of control. President Barack Obama justifiably deserves the […]

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Keeping New York on top


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

“At the height of the recession, our city experienced unemployment of 10.5 percent; our private sector shed some 170,000 jobs and our city’s tax collections plunged by more than $3 billion in one year alone,” said Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). But according to Pinsky, who recently addressed […]

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Steps to a stress-free spring for small biz


By Queens Courier Staff

BY PETER MEYER, Market President at TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank© The financial and emotional impact of the Great Recession has probably made many Queens small business owners ask themselves, “Is owning a business even worth it anymore?” The answer can be, “Absolutely!” According to the TD Small Business Happiness Index, a survey that […]

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Paid Sick Leave Bill is Wrong


By Queens Courier Staff

While New York City businesses of every size support the rights of workers to stay home without fear of retribution if they are sick, they continue to be very concerned with many aspects of the Paid Sick Leave Bill currently before the New York City Council. Business owners share grave concerns with many aspects of […]

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Paid sick leave bill worries biz


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

City Council leadership is expected to decide soon on whether to go ahead with a controversial paid sick leave bill that is pitting many of the city’s business leaders against their workers. The controversial bill, which was introduced in March of this year, currently mandates that employers provide five days of sick time at firms […]

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Unemployment highest among Hispanics


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

New figures from the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC) show that the most recent economic recession has disproportionately impacted Hispanics on a national level and pushed their unemployment numbers up. The 2010 report from the JEC, “Understanding the Economy: Unemployment in the Hispanic Community,” found that as of December 2007, the federal unemployment rate […]

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