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Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

7-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. ...

Ex-vending firm official sentenced in fraud scheme

7-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former principal of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Joseph Belasco of Cedar Grove was ordered ...
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Illegal Dumping Brings Hefty Fines

7-29-14
New Jersey has issued more than $2 million in fines for companies illegally dumping and stockpiling in Newark.
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Jersey Shore Businesses Improve Over Last Summer, Still Not as Good as Pre-Sandy

7-29-14
Business owners at the Jersey Shore say their situation is better this summer than last year, but that business still isn't as good as it was before Hurricane Sandy.

Republicans: Protect Atlantic City casinos

7-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some Republican state lawmakers are pushing to continue barring casinos anywhere in New Jersey except Atlantic City for two more years. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said ...

Unions update lawsuits over New Jersey pensions

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of public workers unions have revised their lawsuits aimed at trying to compel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put pay more into pension funds. The unions are encouraged by a ruling in June that found the state does ...

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

7-29-14
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income ...

Wegmans plans 10 new supermarkets in 5 states

7-29-14
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 new stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two. The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it's planning to open four stores in Virginia, two each ...

Korean drink leads push for BYOB law change

7-29-14
PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Restaurants in northern New Jersey that don't have liquor licenses are pressing to change the rules so their customers can bring a popular Korean alcoholic beverage with them. But restaurants that have licenses are ...

Port Authority tells store to drop 9/11 items

7-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A well-known Manhattan housewares store has been ordered to stop selling merchandise associated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The agency says Fishs Eddy is "unfairly reaping" a benefit from an association with ...