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Disabled train causes NJ Transit delays

6-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A disabled New Jersey Transit train caused delays for commuters heading in and out of New York City. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says the Raritan Valley Line train had left High Bridge for Newark when it broke down where ...

Christie: No ‘Plan B’ to balance New Jersey budget

6-9-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov, Chris Christie says he's confident that his plan to slash the state's pension contributions will receive a judge's approval, adding that he has no "Plan B" for balancing the state budget if it doesn't. State lawyers have ...

Merck to buy Idenix Pharma for $3.85 billion

6-9-14
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck will spend nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals with a per-share bid worth more than triple the per-share price of the hepatitis C drug developer. Merck & Co. says the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company ...

Wal-Mart after Morgan crash: Safety top priority

6-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart says after one of its truck drivers was accused of causing a New Jersey highway crash that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends that safety is its highest priority. A spokesman ...

Spokesman: Morgan ‘more responsive’ after surgery

6-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says that he remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for "several weeks." Lewis Kay says that Morgan was more responsive ...

Roofing company head sentenced for insurance fraud

6-7-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The president of a central New Jersey roofing company who admitted avoiding payment of nearly $400,000 in insurance premiums for the firm's employees is now headed to prison. Charles Kelcy Pegler Sr. of Spring Lake received a ...

Post-superstorm buyouts get boost as summer nears

6-7-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to buy homes in flood-prone areas and tear them down as the second summer after Superstorm Sandy approaches. The goal of the $300 million Blue Acres program is to create open spaces to ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

6-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly lower 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 $3.49, down a penny from last week. But that's still ...

Menendez, Booker tout upgrade of Brick VA facility

6-6-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — A Veterans Administration outpatient clinic at the New Jersey shore could receive a major upgrade if a compromise proposal in Congress becomes law. New Jersey Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker touted the proposal during a ...

Court: Regulators erred when considering pipeline

6-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmentalists are hailing a federal court ruling that found fault with the way regulators handled a request to build a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner granted ...