Business & Economy

Christie vetoes expected on New Jersey budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes. Under the state constitution, New Jersey must have a balanced budget in place before the new fiscal year ...

Sandy-damaged racing boat gets her sea legs back

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A racing sailboat that was nearly destroyed during Superstorm Sandy has returned to the water in style. The Sinn Fein was among about 30 boats stowed at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy when the storm hit. It was the ...

Flooring co. bookkeeper charged with $500K theft

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman is being charged with stealing about $500,000 from her job as bookkeeper for a flooring company. Police in Ramsey tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1pMGjaj) that Monica Arencibia allegedly stole the ...

Atlantic City casino shutdown needed, analysts say

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos. It could be down to nine by Labor Day. Economists and analysts have talked for years in theoretical terms about "casino saturation" in the northeastern United States. But ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas prices highest in 6 years

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Summer gas prices are the highest they've been in six years. AAA Mid-Atlantic says a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 last week. That's the highest since July 2008, when it topped $4. Prices are slightly lower than the ...

Caesars to Close Showboat to Protect Other AC Casinos

Showboat Casino in Atlantic City is closing. Caesars officials say the move is to protect its other casinos - Harrah's, Bally's and Caesars.

Asm. Caputo: Showboat’s Closure is Devastating for Workers

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says Showboat's closing in Atlantic City is devastating for the people who work in the casino.

With This Budget Battle Over, Both Sides Look Ahead to the Next One

Lawmakers from both parties say debating and passing the state budget is a healthy exercise, even if the governor vetoes sections.

Mercer County Sees Chronic Homeless Rate Drop

Officials attribute the drop in the number of chronic homeless in Mercer County to its programs that offer services quickly when people become homeless.

Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. The company says the lids of the ice cream are labeled correctly, but the list of ingredients describes ...