Business & Economy

New stats show consumer spending up in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's per-person consumer spending rose nearly 9 percent in the three years following the Great Recession — slightly less than the national average. New federal data released Thursday show the Garden State's per-capita ...

Christie plans trade-promoting trip to Mexico

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is planning to travel to Mexico next month to promote business links between that country and New Jersey. The trip with a delegation of business and higher education officials will be the second time he's ...

NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

CHICAGO (AP) — An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a facility in Joliet to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 ...

Atlantic City Council approves 29 percent tax hike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's City Council has approved a budget that will boost property taxes by 29 percent. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qYdsVl ) reports Mayor Don Guardian told the council on Wednesday the city needed ...

Revel casino bankruptcy auction postponed a week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until next week. Lawyers for the casino said in a court filing Wednesday night that they received multiple ...

For-Profit Colleges Draw Complaints

Anthem Institute in Jersey City, a for-profit college, is closing, leaving students with debt and without degrees.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...

United flight makes emergency landing in Canada

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft. Peter Spurway, the ...

AP: Trump sues to get AC casinos to drop his name

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is suing an Atlantic City casino company, trying to force it to drop his name from its two gambling halls. Trump tells The Associated Press he wants his name stripped from Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal ...

NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.