Business & Economy

Ban is sought on Hudson River helicopter tours

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Tourists who want a bird's-eye view of the New York City skyline might be out of luck. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey joined local officials Friday to call for a ban of tourist helicopter flights on both sides of the ...

Newark Mayor Not Discouraged By Budget Shortfall

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is working through a budget shortfall for the city and says there are many opportunities to raise revenue.

Cyber Security Expert: Users Should Have Unique Passwords for Every Online Account

Kroll Cyber Security Managing Director Tim Ryan says people who use the same username and password for multiple online accounts should change all of their passwords to unique ones for every account.

Evesham Plaza is Retail Dead Zone

The Tri-Towne Plaza along Route 70 in Evesham is a retail dead zone in need of redevelopment.

Chicago man gets 5 years for $1M phone thefts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chicago man who admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced Stephen Gunn on ...

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 ...