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Online Retailers Expect Successful Cyber Monday

Online shopping is up this holiday season while shopping at brick and mortar stores is down, according to the National Retail Federation.

Cuban-American Elected Officials See a Potential Anti-Castro Ally in Trump

The death of Fidel Castro has brought renewed attention to U.S.-Cuba relations. Some Cuban-American lawmakers hope that President-Elect Donald Trump will be tougher on Cuba than President Obama has been.

Black Friday Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

The National Retail Federation projects that all holiday sales in November and December are headed up a solid 3.6 percent.

Communities Give Back for Small Business Saturday

New Jersey has nearly 800,000 small businesses which employ almost two million people.

Zappos and Local Animal Shelters Give Free Adoptions This Weekend

The Home for the Pawlidayz event offers free adoptions at select shelters, like the Liberty Humane Society, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Stories of Thanks From Those in Recovery

Eva's Village in Paterson helps clients beat back addictions and find jobs. On Thanksgiving, volunteers and legislators help serve hundreds of meals to those in need.

More Than 1.2 Million New Jerseyans Will Travel This Thanksgiving

Busy roadways won’t stop these motorist from traveling to their families.

Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Bill to Make Quarterly Pension Payments

Instead of making one payment into the public worker pension funds at the end of the fiscal year, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to have the state make four payments: at the end of September, December, March and June.

Push to Extend Urban Enterprise Zones in Five Cities

The Assembly has voted to extend Urban Enterprise Zone designation in five cities where it's set to expire Dec. 31. The UEZ businesses charge half of the 7 percent sales tax and use that money to bolster economic development.

Company Helps Entrepreneurs Turn Ideas Into Reality

Rising Tide Capital helps entrepreneurs in low-income communities start their own businesses in an effort to kick-start economic and social empowerment in the communities they serve.