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Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Earth's Next Epoch

I was raised in the Baptist church. As a grade school child, I memorized the books of the Bible. Maybe because of that personal history, when I started to study geology I didn't resist memorizing the many pieces of the geologic time scale....
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Legendary Jazz Pianist To Lead Concert Series At Riverdale Y

His creative arrangements make familiar tunes seem new, and he has taken jazz to a whole new level....
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What About The Three Men In A Room?

You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own....
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Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act

You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State....
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Since 2009, I Have Been Trying To Prevent It

You should know that in order to prevent corruption and the temptation of elected officials from earning money from outside of their legislative salaries, back in 2009, which was six years ago, I introduced a piece of legislation, S.3149, which prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office....
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Fat And The Year You Were Born

New Year's resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being sorely tested by the tug of old habits....
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The 3 New Amigos – What Is The Difference?

You should know that during the 2015 State of the State Address and the presentation of the Executive Budget for New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intentions to visit Mexico accompanied with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver....
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Nail & Beauty Salon Grading System

Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for cosmetology businesses, including nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and other similar establishments throughout the five boroughs....
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Let The Sun Shine In

My scientific training tells me that the days are getting a little bit longer now. And I do believe that. But my spirits say it remains dark awfully long into the morning and the sun surely sets early in the afternoon....
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cous

You should know that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is a bright, well-educated, articulate, intelligent, professional, beloved and highly respected African-American woman who has been elected to serve as the Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference....
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All That Glitters Is Not (Pure) Gold

Recently I had the pleasure of going to the wedding celebration of my assistant at work - whom I count as a good friend - and her new husband....
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Police Seek Two Bronx Robbery Suspects

NYPD investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted for the robbery of a 79-year-old man in Bronx....
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Kudos To Bronx!

You should know that after 50 years, for the second year in a row, the murder rate in Bronx County is under 100....
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Bronx Fraudster Gets Prison Time

The man who built a rep as the Bernie Madoff of Bronx will spend time behind bars — but one of the trusting victims who lost their life savings said the white-collar thief got off easy....
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Discrimination Suit Filed Against NYC

A New York City middle school teacher and part-time actor is suing the city and the Department of Education, claiming that he was discriminated against and targeted at his mostly black and Latino school for being a white educator....
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Bronx Duo In Armed Robbery

A store clerk was injured while attempting to defend his grocery store from two armed gunmen in Bronx....
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Bronx Teen Killed By 2 Cars, 2nd Teen Injured

Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by two cars as he crossed a street in the Bronx....
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Searching For Man Who Robbed Bronx Pizzeria

Police are trying to track down a man they say robbed a Bronx pizzeria....
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Teen Hit Woman, 64, In Face On MTA Bus

Police are searching for a teen they say hit a 64-year-old woman in the face on board an MTA bus in the Bronx earlier this month....
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White Man Beaten To Death With Hammers By Black Youths: Video

Did you know a 32-year-old white man was beaten to death with hammers by at least two black teens early Sunday morning, November 30, 2014, on Itaska Street in St. Louis?

Compounding Injustice In Ferguson

You should know that in the wake of the November 24, 2014 Grand Jury ruling that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, demonstrations have erupted all of this nation - especially in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To
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Bronx Letter Carrier Honored For Heroism

It was early Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Jermaine Shirley could not wait to get to work.

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

In Hong Kong - The Peg Is Not Likely To Be Changed

In my opinion, the Hong Kong dollar peg, which has been set since 1983 to the US dollar at 7.80:1.00, should and will remain unchanged. There are sound economic reasons for this but I believe the primary reason is political.

Investing Under The Law Of Accelerating Returns

“This time it’s different—the most expensive words in investing.” So eminent investor Sir John Templeton has opined.

For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."

A Great Man Cometh?

Every once in a great while a larger than life figure comes along who dramatically changes his (or her) country for the better. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are three that come to mind. Narendra Modi, the just elected future Prime Minister of India, has this potential for greatness. And yes this has significant investment implications.

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Raymond J. Keating

Raymond J. Keating is the editor and publisher of the Keating Reports, which operates the Long Island Sentinel. He is a writer, commentator and economist, who wrote a column for Newsday for more than a decade, and is now a columnist with Long Island Business News and Dolan Media Company. The views expressed by Keating are strictly his own.