Business & Economy

PSE&G reaches deal over storm improvements

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility says it has reached a $1.2 billion settlement to protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems from storms. Public Service Electric & Gas had sought to invest $2.6 billion during five years to ...

Boyd Gaming narrows 1Q loss on Vegas strength

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boyd Gaming reports its first-quarter loss narrowed thanks to improvements in Las Vegas casinos and excitement in the city's redeveloping downtown. The casino operator reported Wednesday that it lost $6.2 million, or 6 cents per ...

COAH Meets for First Time in a Year

The Council on Affordable Housing met the day before a court-imposed deadline to issue new regulations.

Courage to Connect NJ Director: Towns and School Districts Are Consolidating

Courage to Connect NJ Executive Director Gina Genovese says that municipalities and school districts have been consolidating and that more may occur.

Judge upholds NJ suit over veteran death benefits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey will allow military families to pursue their lawsuit over death benefits for disabled veterans whose insurance lapsed. The families say Prudential Insurance Co. failed to warn former soldiers their policies ...

FEMA extends flood insurance claims deadline

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents and businesses are getting an additional six months to add losses to their National Flood Insurance Program claims after Superstorm Sandy. The decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ...

Ex-inmates ask NJ to lower jail phone charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of former inmates is petitioning New Jersey regulators to lower the cost of phone calls from the state's county jails. Advocates say a 15-minute in-state call from a jail costs $8.50. A new Federal Communications ...

J&J halts sale of electric fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is halting sales of devices used to remove growths in the uterus following a government warning that the electronic surgical tools can inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The announcement ...

Shore town hard-hit by Sandy sees taxes rise

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Taxes are creeping up in some Jersey Shore towns that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. But even with less storm relief aid available this year, none of the towns have proposed or approved an exorbitant increase in ...

Even tougher New Jersey budget issues loom in 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Chris Christie's administration are suggesting that the state budget to be debated next year will be even more difficult than the one currently being considered. Cabinet members have told lawmakers in hearings ...