Business & Economy

Record costs clearing NJ roads this winter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could ...

Taxpayers’ tab $1M so far for lawyers for Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers have been billed nearly $1.1 million for a law firm's first two weeks of work for Gov. Chris Christie's office during investigations of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The bill comes after ...

Atlantic Homeless Alliance Formed to Overhaul System

Officials say using the Single Point of Entry computer system will streamline all public and non-profit case files on the homeless.

Manischewitz Looks to Expand Beyond Passover Food

Newark-based Manischewitz produces more processed kosher foods than any company in the nation, but the company's new owners are revamping to expand beyond its usual customers.

Merck: New drugs pending approval or in late tests

Merck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others. That is the word from company executives who addressed analysts during a briefing Tuesday on ...

Nevada trademark award upheld against poker player

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $60,000 judgment against a long-time poker player for infringing on the trademark of a Nevada company that makes books and videos about gambling. The Las Vegas Sun ...

AstraZeneca fends off Pfizer with new growth plan

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca has outlined plans to grow annual sales to more than $45 billion by 2023 as an independent company, days after the drugmaker rejected a takeover bid by rival Pfizer. In an update to shareholders, AstraZeneca said ...

Officials: Philly airport won’t displace residents

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say they will move forward with a $6.4 billion plan to expand Philadelphia International Airport without displacing neighboring residents. Regional leaders on Monday announced a resolution to a years-long dispute that ...

Ex-investment firm head admits defrauding clients

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former president of a central New Jersey investment company has admitted defrauding investors out of more than $250,000. Shreyans Desai, a 27-year-old Edison resident who served as president of ...

Sandy-damaged town halls: fix or rebuild?

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey towns hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are facing many of the same questions their residents are grappling with when it comes to municipal buildings damaged in the storm. Can the town halls be fixed, or ...