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Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

1-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean the roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for ...

NJ pol: Don’t let Caesars buy Revel casino

1-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State senator wants regulators to prevent the world's largest casino company from adding to its portfolio in Atlantic City. Sen. James Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor, says he voiced concern to casino ...

Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance hikes

1-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to delay premium hikes for years on hundreds of thousands of homeowners who buy flood insurance from the federal government. The 67-32 vote reflects widespread concern about changes enacted two years ...

Agency orders wage hikes at NY airports, not NJ

1-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Low-paid workers at Newark Liberty Airport are not in line for the same wage hikes that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has ordered for employees at two New York City airports. The different treatment reflects a ...

Marcal sign to be lighted

1-30-14
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Motorists in northern New Jersey will soon see an old landmark at night. Soundview Paper Company will re-light the Marcal sign atop the factory off Interstate 80 in Elmwood Park Thursday. The sign has been dark for ...

4 airlines in NYC told to raise workers’ wages

1-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has ordered four airlines at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports to raise wages by $1 an hour for workers making $9 or less per hour. The agency's director, Patrick Foye, called for the ...

Super Bowl’s goal posts made by upstate NY company

1-30-14
DELHI, N.Y. (AP) — When the kickers in the Super Bowl line up to attempt field goals and extra points during this Sunday's NFL championship game, they'll be aiming between uprights made by an upstate New York company. The Daily Star of Oneonta ...

BPU staff recommends JCP&L cut rates

1-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Regulators are recommending New Jersey's second-largest utility cut electric rates by more than $200 million. Jersey Central Power & Light was seeking to boost rates by $31 million. But staff members with the state Board of ...

NJ Transit failed to renew trademarks

1-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mass transit agency failed to renew its trademarks. New Jersey Transit has applied to register its logo and advertising slogans that are familiar to train and bus passengers. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. ...

Ship where nearly 700 fell ill being sanitized

1-30-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A cruise ship where nearly 700 passengers and crew members fell ill is being sanitized in preparation for its next voyage. Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas had to cut short a planned 10-day cruise after hundreds of people ...