Current Commentary: Calling For Common Sense On Cell Phone Taxes BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

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We have more than 20 employees here at Palisades Hudson, each of whom has a telephone on his or her desk and a life outside the office. If someone makes a personal phone call to check on the kids or to find out what to bring home for dinner, I don’t care. Neither does the Internal Revenue Service. Even though …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Calling For Common Sense On Cell Phone Taxes BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

Gerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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Kingston, NY, September 9, 2010 — A statistically meaningless increase in August private sector jobs data “eased recession concerns,” Bloomberg reported on September 3.  Private sector jobs gains came in 27,000 above the consensus forecast of 40,000. We see the touted jobs gain as nothing but statistical noise.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 95 percent confidence interval in reporting …

eHeziGerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Current Commentary: The End Of Our Company-Paid Health Insurance BY Larry M. Elkin

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For 15 years, I have taken pride in paying the full cost of health insurance for every full-time Palisades Hudson employee who wanted it. This month marks the last time I will do that. Beginning in October, our 20 employees will make their own decisions, and their own arrangements, regarding health coverage. They can stay on our company’s plan, but they will have to …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The End Of Our Company-Paid Health Insurance BY Larry M. Elkin

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to New York State and Local Government Retirement System BY Alan Smith

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Yonkers, NY, August 24, 2010 — The Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE) has not posted their agenda online for the meeting this Wednesday, August 25, 2010. The agenda will be contracts for certain YBoE retirees in violation of Retirement System guidelines specific to school districts (see below).

eHeziLetter to the Editor: Open Letter to New York State and Local Government Retirement System BY Alan Smith

Redlich to Eliminate NYSERDA

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ALBANY, NY, August 1, 2010 — NYSERDA would be eliminated if Warren Redlich is elected Governor. The New York State Energy Research and Research Development Authority has a stunning payroll filled with do-nothing job titles.      

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BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Westchester Medical Center Begins Staff Layoffs BY I.M. COB

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Image via Wikipedia WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 15, 2010 –The Westchester Medical Center has just today begun to lay off staff members.  As of 2:00 o’clock this afternoon, employees were notified that cuts were made immediately.  Staff had originally  thought that the only cuts would be in Ward 29 which was scheduled to shut down after County Executive Rob Astorino …

eHeziBREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Westchester Medical Center Begins Staff Layoffs BY I.M. COB