Business & Economy

Peppermill-owned casinos launch online poker

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business. Peppermill Resorts launched the new online poker partnership on Tuesday with Las Vegas-based Ultimate Poker. Peppermill officials say players can ...

Harrah’s, Golden Nugget fined total of $66,000

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined a total of $66,000, mostly for letting underage patrons gamble and drink. The bulk of the fines from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement were against Harrah's Resort ...

NJ man arrested in alleged ‘check kiting’ scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a southern New Jersey man for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Luis Rogers Sr. allegedly caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks ...

Dietz & Watson plans Philly center after NJ fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say food products manufacturer Dietz & Watson will expand its Philadelphia operation and add 158 jobs following a massive fire last year that devastated a company warehouse in New Jersey. Gov. Tom ...

Resorts casino saves $1.3M through tax appeal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Another Atlantic City casino is in for big tax savings following a deal it negotiated with the city. Resorts Casino Hotel will see its assessment slashed by a third over the next two years, and will save about $1.3 ...

Totowa manufacturer to lay off 390

TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A medical device manufacturer based in California is closing a plant in New Jersey and laying off 390 workers as it shifts the work to Mexico. CareFusion Corp. says layoffs at the former Vital Signs factory in Totowa will begin ...

New Jersey Democratic lawmakers advance tax hikes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-controlled Legislature has advanced a budget that relies on tax hikes that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to veto. The budget committees of both the Senate and the Assembly voted late Tuesday night to send ...

Lawmakers to Begin Debating State Budget

The Senate and Assembly budget committees will begin debating the 2015 state budget Tuesday and hope to vote on the measure Thursday.

Sen. Kyrillos: High Taxes Cause People to Leave NJ

Sen. Joe Kyrillos says the high income taxes in New Jersey cause people to move to other states, so the Garden State loses those people's philanthropy and wealth, which hurts nonprofit organizations.

Gaming and Tourism Chair: Supreme Court’s Decision on Gaming a Big Blow

Gaming and Tourism Chairman Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to keep the ban on sports betting in New Jersey is disappointing and a big blow to the state.