Business & Economy


New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.

Gas Prices Rise, Driven Up By Iraq Conflict

AAA officials say the fighting in Iraq is driving up prices at the pump to a high not seen in early summer in six years.

Ride-Sharing Uber Brings Up Logistical Questions

Members of the Limo Association of New Jersey oppose Uber, a ride-sharing operation because it doesn't require its drivers to have a limo license.

NJ starts review of PokerStars buyer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have begun their investigation into a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site and hopes to get it licensed here by fall. The New Jersey Division of Gaming ...

Peppermill-owned casinos launch online poker

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business. Peppermill Resorts launched the new online poker partnership on Tuesday with Las Vegas-based Ultimate Poker. Peppermill officials say players can ...

Harrah’s, Golden Nugget fined total of $66,000

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined a total of $66,000, mostly for letting underage patrons gamble and drink. The bulk of the fines from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement were against Harrah's Resort ...

NJ man arrested in alleged ‘check kiting’ scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a southern New Jersey man for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Luis Rogers Sr. allegedly caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks ...

Dietz & Watson plans Philly center after NJ fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say food products manufacturer Dietz & Watson will expand its Philadelphia operation and add 158 jobs following a massive fire last year that devastated a company warehouse in New Jersey. Gov. Tom ...

Resorts casino saves $1.3M through tax appeal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Another Atlantic City casino is in for big tax savings following a deal it negotiated with the city. Resorts Casino Hotel will see its assessment slashed by a third over the next two years, and will save about $1.3 ...

Totowa manufacturer to lay off 390

TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A medical device manufacturer based in California is closing a plant in New Jersey and laying off 390 workers as it shifts the work to Mexico. CareFusion Corp. says layoffs at the former Vital Signs factory in Totowa will begin ...