Business & Economy


Residents Want Landline Phone Service Restored

Some residents affected by Hurricane Sandy are upset that Verizon wants to offer wireless phone service instead of restoring landline service knocked out by the storm.

Author Says Bell Labs Invented the DNA in Electronics

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation author Jon Gertner says that Bell Labs invented the DNA that is used in electronics today.

Judge denies class action status in leak case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...

NJ hotel settles Sandy price gouging case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the ...

Casino workers gather for prayer service

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Soon-to-be unemployed casino workers are gathering on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for a rally and prayer service. The gathering came hours after New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for Revel, one of three ...

Christie Talks AC, Pensions, Health Benefits in Long Branch

Gov. Christie held a town hall in Long Branch where he talked about the economic situation in Atlantic City and reforms to the pension and health benefits system in the state.

Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31. The Gaming Enforcement Division's action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put ...

New Jersey senator wants slot machines at tracks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator wants to allow slot machines at the state's four horse racing tracks. Republican Joe Pennacchio's proposal would have a consortium of casinos run the new machines. Profits would be divided among that ...

Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. Jim ...

Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Revel Casino Hotel says that it still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses. The Press of Atlantic City reported (http://bit.ly/1taMSHd) that attorney John Cunningham said in ...