Business & Economy

IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20k workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a potential security breach involving personal information about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday an employee took home a ...

Congresswoman slams response report on LAX shooter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The congresswoman whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport says she is "shocked and dismayed" by new revelations of communication problems in the emergency response to last year's deadly shooting there. Rep. ...

NJ Assembly hears list of budget concerns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Community groups are asking New Jersey lawmakers to boost state budget allocations, or in some cases not to cut them. People representing transportation interests, health education centers, clinics and other groups were ...

Toms River Tent Community Draws Complaints

Residents of an apartment complex near a tent community in Toms River worry about having homeless in that living situation nearby.

Management Could Become Eligible for Overtime Pay

President Obama has proposed changes to the rules of overtime pay, sparking conversation in New Jersey. Currently workers earning more than $455 per week aren't entitled to overtime nor are those who are classified as management.

Labor Commissioner: 48 Percent of Private Sector Jobs Recovered

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold Wirths said that the State Jobs Report showed 48 percent of private sector jobs lost have been recovered.

Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA’s ‘unlawful cartel’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the ...

NJ eyes ban on fracking waste from any state

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry. A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would ...

NJ unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Revised federal data suggests New Jersey's unemployment rate declined more gradually last year than previously reported. A report using numbers collected by the federal government was issued Monday by the state Labor ...

Man admits role in $40.8M mortgage loan fraud

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey has admitted his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy. Robert Serao faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he's sentenced June 24. The 48-year-old ...