Business & Economy

Port Authority pays $500,000 for unsolicited plans

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey paid $500,000 to a noted architect for bridge designs that the agency didn't request and can't use, according to a published report. Citing agency documents it obtained, The ...

3 sheep briefly escape shearing event

CLARK, N.J. (AP) — Three sheep were captured unharmed after they briefly fled from a shearing demonstration in northern New Jersey. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nxFAvt) reports that two of the sheep were captured just moments after they fled ...

Anglers: Sandy beach work ruins key fishing spots

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Not everyone is happy that a massive project is underway to restore the Jersey shore's beaches after Superstorm Sandy. Fishing groups say the project is wrecking prime fishing spots by smothering parts of rock jetties with ...

New Jersey may see cleanup money as revenue source

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A change in New Jersey's proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year could result in a revenue windfall for the state at the expense of polluted communities. The change appears to allow the state to divert money from settlements ...

Stonyfield recalls some YoBaby cups

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield is voluntary recalling a small portion of its YoBaby cups that were shipped to some Target and Walmart stores because of concerns about possible coliform bacteria contamination. The ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise sharply

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.53, up 8 cents from last week. That's also much higher ...

Christie Visits Seaside Boardwalk Ahead of Summer Season

Gov. Christie visited Seaside Heights to see the progress made on the boardwalk, which was severely damaged by a fire in September.

Asm. Caputo: Caesars’ NY Casino Bid is a Slap in the Face to NJ

Tourism and Gaming Committee Chair Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that Caesars putting in a casino bid in New York is a slap in the face to New Jersey because it would take revenue away from the Garden State.

Newark airport debuts 1st of 4 solar installations

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled the first of four solar installations at Newark Liberty International Airport. Officials toured the 152-panel installation located on top of an AirTrain electrical ...

Paying for College Continues to Be Increasingly Difficult for NJ Students

A new study has found that more college students are graduating with student loan debt and that debt is taking more out of family's pocketbooks than ever before.