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Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

10-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring has been sentenced. Lamar Taylor was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay $338,649 of restitution and be under supervised ...

AG says consultant ran scam, used money at casinos

10-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The state has revoked the registration of a Jersey City financial consultant and fined him $2 million after they say he spent investors' money on gambling, football tickets and other personal expenses. Acting Attorney General ...

Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

10-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved. Judge Kevin Gross in Delaware granted a ...

AtlantiCare helping laid-off casino workers

10-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Laid-off Atlantic City casino workers are getting some help with health care and insurance. The AtlantiCare health care system on Thursday unveiled a program to assist those who recently lost jobs and health coverage ...
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Assembly Approves Sports Betting Measure

10-16-14
Members of the Assembly approved legislation to legalize sports betting in New Jersey. Gov. Christie will now have to decide whether to veto or sign the measure.

Maine, states settle TD Bank data breach

10-16-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive $130,015 in a multi-state settlement with TD Bank that resolves a 2012 data breach. Attorney General Janet Mills says the state is one of nine that investigated the breach and negotiated the settlement. ...

New Jersey’s unemployment rate drops slightly

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped a tick for September as hiring elsewhere more than offset jobs lost as three Atlantic City casinos closed. The figures released by the state are based on preliminary federal surveys of ...

Hackensack, Meridian Health planning merger

10-16-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey hospital networks say they are planning to merge. Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network officials said Thursday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding and are working toward ...

Factories in Philadelphia area grow more slowly

10-16-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Factories in the Philadelphia region expanded at a weaker pace in October as shipments and hiring slowed. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity slipped to 20.7 from 22.5 in September. ...

New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that was overwhelmingly passed earlier this week in the state Senate. It's ...