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Trump Picks Taj Mahal Owner as Regulatory Reform Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen billionaire Carl Icahn, owner of Trump Taj Mahal, as adviser for regulatory reform.

Candlelight Vigil Remembers Homeless Lives Lost to Exposure

Congregants from all different religious backgrounds and nonprofit leaders gathered in Springfield to hold a candlelight vigil memorializing the lives lost to exposure over the last year.

Holiday Shoppers Expected to Spend More This Season

The National Retail Federation expects 2016 holiday sales to increase by 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion.

Reporters Take Critical Look at American Dream Megamall

Susan Berfield, Ilya Marritz and John Reitmeyer collaboratively reported on the American Dream megamall, which has been in construction for years.

Independent Hospitals Becoming Rare in New Jersey

There are around 75 total hospital facilities in New Jersey. A decade ago, nearly all were independent. But that’s changing as facilities are chasing economies of scale.

Researchers Take a Look at Retail Therapy

Rutgers Business School conducted a study that spent two years testing participants to see how they would spend or save their money under acute stress.

New Law Requires State Make Quarterly Pension Payments

Instead of one lump pension payment at the end of each fiscal year, a new law calls for smaller payments made at the end of each quarter.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate

For the most part, the Federal Reserve's decision to raise the key interest rate won't have an immediate effect on U.S. consumers.

United States Postal Service’s Busiest Time of Year

USPS is projecting about 16 billion total pieces of mail and packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve nationwide.

Committees Approve Book Deal Bill, Moving Legal Advertising to Internet

Committees in the Senate and Assembly moved forward two bills. The first would allow state officials to profit from writing a book. The second would move all legal advertising currently in newspapers onto the internet.