Business & Economy

Hearing set on New Jersey pension cut plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has set a hearing for a lawsuit from state police unions who say Gov. Chris Christie would be breaking the law by slashing the state's contributions to pensions for public workers. The hearing is scheduled ...

Delaware bridge damage may have developed rapidly

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An engineer who first noticed that columns supporting a major interstate highway bridge in Delaware were tilting said he visited the site shortly after the bridge was closed and saw that they had shifted even farther. The ...

States balk at keeping oil train info from public

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. Some states are refusing, saying the information should be public. Federal ...

Businesses Devastated By Sandy, Raise Properties To Comply With Law

Businesses that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy making changes in order to comply with a federal law to comply with disabilities.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...

Proposed tax breaks could help Camden projects

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill to offer tax breaks to some projects in the pipeline in the state's poorest city. Under proposed revisions to last year's Economic Opportunity Act, the state would offer ...

Oil train classroom-on-rails trains responders

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A train equipped with four oil tankers and two classroom cars is making a whistle stop at the Port of Albany as part of a multi-state tour providing enhanced safety training in response to increased shipments of North Dakota ...

Bill to allow Tesla to sell in New Jersey advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Electric-car company Tesla Motors might be able to stay plugged in in New Jersey. An Assembly committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a bill that would allow electric car manufacturers to sell vehicles directly to residents. ...

Questions grow about bridge closure, dirt mountain

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are using aerial images taken over the last few years to investigate a mountain of dirt they think may have caused an interstate bridge to become unsafe. Engineers think that as the pile of dirt grew to about ...

MacArthur’s Focused on Getting Americans Working

Congressional District 3 candidate Tom MacArthur said that his focus is on getting Americans working again.