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NJ assembly speaker open to higher taxes

2-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans might face higher taxes on the road and fees at home as the state looks for ways to raise revenue. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1o07Jdr ) the Legislature should ...

Former NJ nonprofit director charged with theft

2-6-14
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say the former executive director of a nonprofit has been charged with embezzling funds. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced Thursday that 64-year-old Lancie Marchan was ...

FEMA: No reimbursement for ransacked store

2-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will not pay a New Jersey town that reimbursed an Army Navy store $185,000 after volunteer firefighters took goods in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA has told New Jersey ...

New Jersey company plans Iowa wind farm project

2-6-14
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A New Jersey company has announced plans to invest $42 million in a west-central Iowa wind farm. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1ncROoN ) the project will go up in Carroll County and have a capacity of 20 ...

Conn. utility crews aid NY, NJ, Pa. restore power

2-6-14
BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut's largest utility are headed to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to help restore power knocked out by the latest winter storm. Connecticut Light & Power crews are set to leave early Thursday ...

Pa. utility agency says 451K remain without power

2-6-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's utility regulator says 451,000 customers remain without power as the south-central and Philadelphia regions work to recover from a crippling ice storm. Pennsylvania Utility Commission spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher ...
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Winter Storm Brings Busy Day for PSE&G, President Says

2-5-14
PSE&G President and COO Ralph LaRossa says that the latest winter storm has provided a busy day with power outages and that power should be restored to customers soon.
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Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman Hopes to Create Business Opportunities

2-5-14
National Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman John Harmon says he wants to create opportunities for businesses of all sizes.

10 US states considering Internet gambling bills

2-5-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide says least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. The study by Gambling Compliance also finds slim chances for a ...

Bad weather snarls air travel for 3rd straight day

2-5-14
U.S. airlines have canceled about 2,900 flights because of snow and freezing rain in the Northeast and the Midwest. Wednesday was the third consecutive day bad weather snarled air traffic. The flight tracking website FlightAware says Wednesday's ...