Business & Economy

NYC area airport workers vote to join union

NEW YORK (AP) — Several thousand contract workers employed at the New York City area's major airports have voted to join a union after campaigning for better pay and benefits. The workers cheered Monday as representatives from about a dozen major ...

3 businesses settle Sandy price gouging claims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say settlements have been reached with two New Jersey hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Consumer Affairs officials say the state will get $89,845 in penalties, fees ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NY sets $350M minimum for Orange County casino

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing more than $350 million in the project. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board on Monday approved the ...

Hillshire Brands buying Pinnacle Foods for $4.23B

CHICAGO (AP) — Hillshire Brands is buying Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.23 billion. Hillshire Brands' roster of brands includes Jimmy Dean meats and Sara Lee ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly lower 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, down 2 cents from last week. But that's still ...

Consumers Expected to Spend $20 Billion This Mother’s Day

National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend around $20 billion on Mother's Day this year.

New Brunswick’s Fresh Grocer closing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Brunswick's sole large grocery store will close its doors before the end of the month. The Fresh Grocer has told city officials it's just not doing the business it expected and will close on May 24. The company says ...

Edison Brimming with Indian Culture

The township of Edison is home to Little India and has a plethora of Indian food, clothing and music available.

Explosions reported at New Jersey chemical plant

WEST BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A fire and several small explosions have been reported at a chemical manufacturing company in Southern New Jersey. Fire crews are battling a blaze that started around 2 p.m. Thursday at ResinTech, a plant in West ...