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Unemployment dips to 6.6 percent in New Jersey

7-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent in June, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the U.S. ...

New Jersey nuke plant restarted after repairs

7-17-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has resumed operations after it was taken offline temporarily so crews could inspect safety equipment and make repairs. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township resumed full ...

New Jersey bottle maker to close, cutting 290 jobs

7-17-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — The last bottle manufacturer in Salem is set to close this fall, eliminating 290 jobs and ending a 150-year tradition of making glass in the southern New Jersey city. Ardagh Glass announced the decision Wednesday to its ...

Trucker charged in New Jersey police officer death

7-17-14
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City tractor-trailer driver has been criminally charged in connection with the death of a New Jersey police officer whose unmarked car was rear-ended on a highway shoulder. Authorities say Waldwick Officer ...
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Federal Highway Funding Offers Short-Term Fix for NJ Roads

7-16-14
The House of Representatives approved $11 billion for the federal Highway Trust Fund through May, but officials say that will only help New Jersey temporarily.
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Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

7-16-14
The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.
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NJ Assoc. of REALTORS Director: Housing Market Stabilizing

7-16-14
New Jersey Association of REALTORS Executive Director Jarrod Grasso says that the housing market is starting to stabilize, which is a positive sign for sellers.

Christie: ‘Beware’ of candidates who declare early

7-16-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists he hasn't decided whether to run for president. But he does have sharp words for those who have. Speaking Wednesday before a Wall Street crowd at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference, Christie ...

Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

7-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan. Christie's office removed a trailer that it posted to YouTube for a mock summer blockbuster titled "No ...

State issues citations to dozens of contractors

7-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors, seeking more than $1.3 million overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution. The citations against the 68 ...