Business & Economy

Court: Regulators erred when considering pipeline

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmentalists are hailing a federal court ruling that found fault with the way regulators handled a request to build a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner granted ...

Official talks about agency’s bridge response

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's transportation secretary says that in retrospect, he would have preferred that his agency moved more quickly to inspect a major highway bridge that was closed because supporting columns are tilting. Transportation ...

NY audit: Port Authority missed bridge inspections

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state audit says the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was slow to perform dozens of inspections on bridges that had already been determined to be potentially hazardous. The review released Friday by state ...

Nationwide to re-enter NJ’s auto insurance market

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nationwide Insurance is returning to New Jersey to sell auto policies. The Columbus, Ohio-based insurer stopped offering auto coverage in the state in 1981, but has served the market through affiliates. Nationwide will begin ...

Hertz to review 3 years of financial results

NEW YORK (AP) — Hertz Global Holdings Inc. says it has to review its financial reports from the past three years after an audit by the car rental company found accounting errors. The Park Ridge, New Jersey, company says it will restate financial ...

Hearing set on New Jersey pension cut plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has set a hearing for a lawsuit from state police unions who say Gov. Chris Christie would be breaking the law by slashing the state's contributions to pensions for public workers. The hearing is scheduled ...

Delaware bridge damage may have developed rapidly

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An engineer who first noticed that columns supporting a major interstate highway bridge in Delaware were tilting said he visited the site shortly after the bridge was closed and saw that they had shifted even farther. The ...

States balk at keeping oil train info from public

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. Some states are refusing, saying the information should be public. Federal ...

Businesses Devastated By Sandy, Raise Properties To Comply With Law

Businesses that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy making changes in order to comply with a federal law to comply with disabilities.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...