Business & Economy

Time running out for winning NJ Lottery ticket

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for a person to claim a New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million, before taxes. The ticket is due to expire on July 13. The ticket was purchased for the July 13, 2013 drawing at Country farms ...

Showboat Casino Hotel at-a-glance

SHOWBOAT CASINO HOTEL Opened: Mar.30, 1987 Theme: Mardi Gras-New Orleans French Quarter Hotel rooms: 1,331 Employees: 2,112 as of June 1, 2014 Financial performance: 2014 Q1 gross operating profit of nearly $2 million, down from nearly $8.5 million ...

AP: Caesars says it will close Showboat Aug. 31

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel says the casino will shut down on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its ...

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.