Business & Economy

Bill limits NJ employers on crime records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employers in New Jersey might be limited from asking job applicants about their criminal records. The state Senate and Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would prevent employers from asking applicants to check a box ...

Showboat workers to get warning casino could close

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union says notices will go out Friday to workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino warning them that the gambling hall may shut down in 60 days. Bob McDevitt, president of local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says a top ...

Union: New Jersey casino warns of possible closure

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union official says employees of The Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says a Caesars ...

NJ Senate pushes to replenish open space fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is backing a measure that would fund open space preservation in the state over the next 30 years. The Senate voted 35-1 on Thursday to support a constitutional amendment that would allocate a larger chunk ...

New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it ...

Lawmakers send fracking waste ban to Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a ban on storing in the state waste from natural gas drilling. After passage in the Assembly Thursday, the bill heads to Gov. Chris Christie. He previously vetoed a similar bill, saying it ...

Senate, Assembly Approve Democratic Budget

The Democratic budget plan, which the Senate approved, includes a full payment into the pension system while increasing taxes on income over $1 million.

NJ Jewelry Stores Face Charges for Improper Gold Buying Practices

Division of Consumer Affairs inspectors and undercover officers found gold buyers breaking the rules.

Official: Revel Could Turn Around After Bankruptcy

Israel Posner, the executive director of the Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism, says Revel could be re-engineered for revenue generation after its second bankruptcy filing.

CWA NJ Director: NJ’s Suffering Because Christie Hasn’t Reinvested in the State

CWA New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein says New Jersey is suffering because Christie has not reinvested in the state, not because of the pension system.