Business & Economy

Snow eating up funds on NJ Turnpike, GSP

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Snow removal is eating up funds on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. The toll roads have spent $14.5 million on snow and salt this month. That compares to $24.7 million for all of 2013. There were 66 snow or ...

Power problems strand 2nd NJ Transit train

NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers stranded on a New Jersey Transit have been rescued. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the Midtown Direct train with 800 passengers aboard left Dover for New York City when it lost power near Secaucus Wednesday. ...

Cruise ship passengers recall days of misery

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill are recalling days of misery being holed up in their rooms and ruined vacations. The Explorer of the Seas returned to its home port of Bayonne, N.J., on Wednesday after ...

2 charged with selling fake Super Bowl tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York say two men have been charged with making and selling counterfeit tickets for the Super Bowl and other postseason NFL games. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William J. ...

Port Authority chairman’s vote raises question

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Questions are being raised about a high-ranking Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official's support for a $256 million reconstruction of a rundown PATH station in northern Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1hIsSEv) ...

Regulator: New Pa. casino needs to offer more

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the race for Pennsylvania's final stand-alone casino license entered a pivotal stretch Tuesday, state regulators heard from a pair of applicants whose visions for what will work in an increasingly crowded gambling market bore ...

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 ...