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It’s tax time again

The recession that has caused economic hardship for so many has also had an effect on the rules governing 2009 individual tax returns.

Thursday 04/09/2009
Chase opens foreclosure help center
Posted: April 09, 2009

It’s no surprise that home foreclosures are on the rise in these tough economic times. Record numbers of people are in the foreclosure process or may know someone who is, as banks are quickly closing in on people’s homes. But one lending giant is taking the road less traveled. On Friday, JPMorgan Chase bank opened a Homeownership Center in Flushing to help area families keep their homes.

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Thursday 02/12/2009
Financial guru foresees tougher times ahead
Posted: February 12, 2009

As we begin a new year, many are happier than they’ve ever been to see one year leave and a new one arrive. That’s due in large part to the nation’s struggling economy, one that ensured 2008 will be remembered as a year many would like to forget.

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Before you file, learn what’s new in tax law
Posted: February 12, 2009

The old adage about the certainty of death and taxes is made even bleaker by this relentless recession. The United States Treasury will be affected in 2009 because the combination of high unemployment, low interest rates on savings and tumbling stock prices have resulted in capital losses and smaller, if any, dividends — meaning less tax revenue than what had been expected a year ago.

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Queens bankers: We’re in the money
Posted: February 12, 2009

The Treasury secretary speaks and the markets fall. Another jobs report shows unemployment lurching upward. The holiday season ends and even the iconic Macy’s announces 7,000 layoffs and other restructuring measures.

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Thursday 10/09/2008
Sterling National celebrates 60-year Queens anniversary
Posted: October 09, 2008

Sterling National Bank celebrated its 60th anniversary in Queens last month, and to mark the occasion, it invited customers to join in the festivities.

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Top five tips for surviving a down economy
Posted: October 09, 2008

Following a few easy steps can help keep your head above water during tough financial times.

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You can bank on us — Queens lenders cite their strengths
Posted: October 09, 2008

Your money’s safe here.

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