Business & Economy

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 ...

Gas prices hold steady in NJ; slight rise in US

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices in New Jersey remained mostly flat over the past week, with no change compared to a year ago as well. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey was $3.39 for the recently completed ...

PhRMA President: ACA Has Raised Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani says because the emphasis has been on lower premiums, out-of-pocket expenses have increased under the Affordable Care Act.

New Jersey doctor faces tax charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a northern New Jersey doctor on federal tax charges. Dr. Medhat El Amir of Saddle River owns a controlling interest in Immediate Care health service facilities at three locations in Hudson County. ...

Some Question NJ Hiring ICF for Sandy Recovery

ICF International is still in litigation over errors it allegedly made when trying to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina.

S&P Downgrades NJ Bond Rating

Standard & Poor's claims Gov. Christie's state budget isn't really balanced because it relies on money that hasn't materialized.

Baby born in taxi at NJ 7-Eleven

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say two officers delivered a baby boy in the back of a taxi parked at a 7-Eleven convenience store. Ocean Township police say they were called to the parking lot a little before 6 p.m. Wednesday ...

Rutgers has new rules for Bangladesh-made apparel

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says it is requiring companies that make its licensed apparel in Bangladesh must agree to fire and building safety requirements. New Jersey's flagship state university says it's the 16th U.S. ...