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AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise sharply

2-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply 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 $3.34, up 7 cents from last week. But that's much lower ...

Obama pitches minimum wage hike with Dem governors

2-21-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promoting his effort to raise the minimum wage to Democratic governors. At a White House meeting Thursday, Obama said an increase, quote, "is not just good policy, it also happens to be good politics." ...

Port Authority finishes GWB sign project

2-21-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists traveling over the George Washington Bridge are seeing new signs designed to help smooth their trip. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it recently completed two projects to put up 15 variable ...

Christie stripped of key benefit in revised bill

2-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie would not be given the chance to earn income from a book deal while in office in a revised version of a state government pay and benefits bill. The bill is set to be fast-tracked in the New Jersey ...

Christie in Washington for governors’ events

2-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Washington Friday for two days of Republican Governors Association and National Governors Association events. The Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate plans to ...
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Home Heating Prices Rise

2-20-14
Cold temperatures this winter have contributed to higher prices for propane, heating oil and natural gas.

Mass. gives green light to gas-fired power plant

2-20-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental officials have signed off on all the state and local permits and approvals needed for construction of a proposed 692-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor ...

Philly-area sports bar to pay $8M in back wages

2-20-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular sports bar chain in the Philadelphia area will pay more than $8 million to compensate its employees for wage and tip violations. The Labor Department announced Thursday that Chickie's and Pete's agreed to a settlement ...

NJ eyes panel to study casino at Meadowlands

2-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers want to study whether casino gambling should be expanded to the Meadowlands sports complex in East Rutherford. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says the state needs to evaluate how well a package of reforms ...

NJ report blasts defunct Newark water corporation

2-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report offers scathing criticism of the corporation formed to oversee Newark's water system. The report released by the Office of the State Comptroller on Wednesday says an investigation revealed that the now-defunct ...