Business & Economy


Community Workforce Development Center Offers Trade Training

Residents can learn a trade like carpentry plumbing and auto mechanics through the New Community Workforce Development Center.

Rutgers Dean: NJ’s Economic Growth Has Been Slow Compared to the Nation

Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University James Hughes says that New Jersey's growth has been slow compared to other states nationwide.

Medical device company staffers admit to fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Daniel Metz, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident, and ...

2 attend PSE&G on storms rate hike

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Only two people turned out for a hearing to reimburse New Jersey's largest utility for restoring service after five storms from 2010 through Sandy in 2012. Public Service Electric & Gas is seeking to pass along to ...

Sen. Lesniak: Sports Betting Would Breathe Life Back Into Atlantic City

Sen. Ray Lesniak that sports betting would breathe life back into Atlantic City and into Revel.

NJ Policy Perspective President: Revenue Problem Is Combination of Projections And Finances

New Jersey Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes said that the state's current budget issues are a combination of revenue projects and the state's current financial situation.

Commission: Can’t force casinos to stay open 4 mos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Casino Control Commission says it can't force the owners of two casinos threatened with closure to stay open another four months while new buyers are sought. Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers last ...

Deal inked for World Trade Center Wi-Fi

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless on Monday. In May, the board ...

Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's critical water and sewer plants will get nearly $1.3 billion in upgrades and storm protection measures under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor authorized $1.28 billion for improvements ...

Codfish numbers at key fishery hits all-time low

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The level of codfish spawning in one of the most critical fisheries in the Northeast U.S. is at an all-time low. National Marine Fisheries Service scientists say the amount of cod spawning in the Gulf of Maine is estimated at ...