Business & Economy

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income ...

Wegmans plans 10 new supermarkets in 5 states

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 new stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two. The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it's planning to open four stores in Virginia, two each ...

Korean drink leads push for BYOB law change

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Restaurants in northern New Jersey that don't have liquor licenses are pressing to change the rules so their customers can bring a popular Korean alcoholic beverage with them. But restaurants that have licenses are ...

Port Authority tells store to drop 9/11 items

NEW YORK (AP) — A well-known Manhattan housewares store has been ordered to stop selling merchandise associated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The agency says Fishs Eddy is "unfairly reaping" a benefit from an association with ...

Horse Shelters Filling Up as Donations Lag

With the economic downturn, the number of horses needing shelters has increased as donations to the organizations decrease.

Providing Jobs to People with Disabilities

Traditionally, people with disabilities face a higher unemployment rate and a non-profit is partnering with companies to help find the disabled jobs.

State: Home warranty firm used deceptive practices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a central New Jersey company that sells home warranties used deceptive tactics to refuse consumers' claims for product repairs or replacement. Consumer affairs officials announced Monday that they have filed ...

NYC’s aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's busiest bus terminal serves more than 200,000 riders a day in buildings with cracked floors, crumbling ceilings and a failing air-conditioning system. Now, New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal will get a ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.46, down 5 cents from last week. That's also lower than ...

Unions ready to fight Christie pension system plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to unveil a proposal for further changes to the state's pension system later this summer and unions for New Jersey's public workers have already been gearing up for a battle. The Republican governor ...