Business & Economy

Mannequins get a makeover to look more realistic

NEW YORK (AP) — The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear's mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel's downtown New York City store ...

Lawyers argue over NJ pension increases

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for retired New Jersey public employees say the state government violated a promise when it stopped giving cost-of-living increases to pensioners in 2011. The automatic annual hikes were suspended in 2011 when ...

Princeton University approves tuition boost

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is raising the price of an Ivy League education along with the amount of financial aid available to students. The school's trustees approved boosting undergraduate tuition by 4.1 percent to $41,820. Room ...

6 MTSU flight instructors hired by ExpressJet

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Six Middle Tennessee State University flight instructors have been hired by ExpressJet Airlines. All of them graduated from the university's nationally ranked aerospace program and were hired after completing the same-day ...

College endowments show growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report out Tuesday finds that the nation's college and university endowments had strong growth last year. That's a bit of good news for higher education institutions under pressure to hold down tuition costs amid some ...

Grasso Says 2014 Will Be Upbeat Year in NJ Housing Market

New Jersey Association of REALTORS CEO Jarrod Grasso says that the state had a rebuilding year in 2013 and that in 2014, the housing market will help drive the state's economy.

Feds suspend NJ slaughterhouse; cruelty alleged

A New Jersey slaughterhouse is temporarily barred from processing meat after federal officials viewed secretly shot video showing animals being treated inhumanely. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli ...

2 Bitcoin operators charged illicit drug site bust

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal magistrate judge says the top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company can be freed pending trial on charges relating to the black market website Silk Road. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman ordered electronic ...

No injuries in Franklin Lakes shopping center fire

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a fire at a shopping center in Franklin Lakes. Firefighters extinguished the flames at the Urban Farms Shopping Center within 15 minutes on Sunday. Fire Chief Ryan Dodd tells The Record ...

Proposed $40,000 raise for mayor draws criticism

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Critics are blasting a proposal that would give a $40,000 pay raise to the mayor of a northwestern New Jersey town, an amount that would more than double his current salary. The Vernon Township Council is expected to vote Monday ...