Business & Economy

NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinos

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling to north Jersey. Sweeney told The Record newspaper's (http://bit.ly/TEStHo ) editorial board on Wednesday that he's had private ...

Vonage to move Atlanta office to suburb

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County officials say a communications firm will move its midtown Atlanta office to the county northwest of Atlanta. Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee says Vonage Business Solutions will move the office later this summer. The ...

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.

Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.

Nuclear Power Plant Teams Up with Colleges to Train Future Employees

PSEG Nuclear is preparing for a mass retirement of baby boomers by teaming up with colleges to train future employees.

Tyson moving forward with Hillshire deal

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods. ...

Drugs close 2 Atlantic City Boardwalk stores

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials have closed two stores on the Atlantic City Boardwalk after police say they were selling synthetic drugs that were banned two years ago. Police also arrested the owners of the businesses and two clerks on drug ...

Triathlon Brings More Than Gamblers to AC

The inaugural Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon attracted visitors to the city that might not be interested in gambling and might not have otherwise come.

4 men charged in unemployment claims fraud scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State prosecutors say four northern New Jersey men conspired to steal more than $180,000 by filing false unemployment claims. The scheme allegedly was developed by 53-year-old Paramus resident Stephen Pirrone, who authorities ...