Business & Economy

Al Gore praises Obama’s pollution cuts proposal

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 15 years. Gore, a leading advocate on climate issues, spoke Monday in New Jersey at ...

NTSB recovers data recorders off paper owner’s jet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the private jet that crashed this weekend in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis ...

Philly Inquirer co-owner among 7 dead in jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help ...

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell passed on doomed jet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven. Rendell says Katz tried to persuade him Friday to attend an event at historian ...

Businessman charged in warehouse rental scam

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a central New Jersey businessman manipulated rental agreements to illegally pocket more than $250,000. Thomas Carr, a 54-year-old Manalapan resident, is charged with theft, forgery and uttering a forged ...

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Katz dies at 72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, who made his fortune in the parking lot business and went on to buy basketball's New Jersey Nets, hockey's New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, has died in a plane crash. He was 72. Katz died Saturday ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s home visited before crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A representative for Doris Kearns Goodwin says Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz attended an event at her home shortly before he and six others died in a plane crash. The representative says the event Saturday was to ...

NV governor opposes plan to allow election betting

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has come out against a proposal to make Nevada the first state to permit betting on federal elections. The Republican governor described himself as "more of a traditionalist" when it comes to betting. ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices up slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly 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 $3.50, up a penny from last week. That's also higher ...

Christie pushes back on staff raise report

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pushing back on a report that says he's given big pay raises to staffers responsible for helping craft his image. Christie defended his staff payroll during a trip to Tennessee on Friday. He criticized the report as ...