Business & Economy

Home Depot workers honor late customer

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees at a Home Depot store in New Jersey constructed a monument to a favorite customer who lost his battle to liver cancer. Handyman William Abbott frequently shopped at the Home Depot store in Hamilton. Workers sprang ...

New Jersey jewelry store burglarized

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone broke a hole in a wall to rob a jewelry store in northern New Jersey. The heist at Alpha Jewelry in Oakland took place over the weekend. Police Lt. Christian Eldridge tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1hQGpaG ...

Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four ...

Christie Calls for Assembly Approval of Arbitration Cap

Gov. Christie was in Trenton with local, county and state officials to call on the Assembly to approve a measure he conditionally vetoed that would extend the arbitration cap.

Sen. Lesniak: Port Authority Board Needs a Public Member

Sen. Ray Lesniak says that bringing in a representative from a public organization, such as AAA, to replace Commissioner Anthony Sartor at the Port Authority is the best way to go.

NJ shore pizza owners plead not guilty in tax case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a chain of landmark New Jersey shore pizza places have pleaded not guilty to charges they face in a federal tax case. Manco and Manco owners Charles and Mary Bangle entered their pleas Monday in federal court in ...

March NJ casino income down even with online boost

New Jersey casino regulators say Internet gambling grew at a faster rate in March, its fourth full month as a legal option in the state. But it wasn't enough to keep Atlantic City's casinos from seeing their overall gambling income decline again. The ...

2 southern New Jersey nuclear plants offline

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J. (AP) — Two of the three nuclear reactors at a southern New Jersey complex are offline. One was taken down Sunday night because of a problem. The other is down for a regularly scheduled refueling. PSEG Nuclear says Salem ...

Gov to Assembly: Extend arbitration salary cap

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie was joined by local mayors and state legislators when he urged the Assembly to extend a 2 percent cap on raises that arbitrators can award to police and firefighters. Christie made his plea Monday. The ...

Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jersey shore communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are turning to their residents for ideas on how to guard against the next big storm. At public meetings, in volunteer committees and in an online survey, residents have ...