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Avian Flu Causes Shortage of Turkeys and Spike in Prices

11-10-15
The last outbreak of the avian flu was identified in June 2015 and resulted in the depopulation of 7.5 million turkeys. It's caused a spike in poultry prices and a shortage in supply; leading to a 30 percent increase in price per pound for turkeys over the last two years.
151106Gilbert

Study Finds PennEast Pipeline Inflated Claims of Job Creation

11-6-15
A report by the Goodman Group found that claims of economic benefits from the PennEast Pipeline were inaccurate. The study was commissioned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, which opposes the pipeline.
151030Wanko

Halloween Costume Sales Expected to Reach $6.9 Billion

10-30-15
The National Retail Federation indicates more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year. Total spending on the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, with $950 million spent on children’s costumes and $1.2 billion spent on adult costumes.
151021Vannozzi2

Women Entrepreneurship Week Inspires Women in Business

10-21-15
During New Jersey's second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week, Montclair State University's Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship had a series of workshops and networking opportunities aimed at nurturing women entrepreneurs.
151021Wanko

National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 3.7 Percent From Ten Year Average

10-21-15
National Retail Federation says this year’s holiday sales are expected to represent approximately 19 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales.
151019Flanagan

Customers Will See Lower Bills For Heating Costs This Winter

10-19-15
PSE&G is connecting customers with upgraded plastic pipes and replacing miles of old cast iron lines. The natural gas flowing through these pipes will cost less. This winter fuel prices won’t bite quite so hard, from home heating oil to natural gas.
151019Hill2

Trenton Business Week Announces Formation of ‘Greater Trenton’

10-19-15
Greater Trenton is an independent, non-profit organization created to target economic development in the core of the capital city. Partners of the initiative know the challenges don't lend themselves to fast solutions or quick fixes, instead they say they'll have to rely on commitment and vision.
151016Tyrrell

Empty Rooms and Parking Spaces Serve as Indicators of AC Health

10-16-15
Three taxes, Atlantic City's Casino Parking Fee, Atlantic County's Lodging Fee and Atlantic City's Luxury Tax, are being used as a way to track Atlantic City's tourism.
151014Cruz

Lawmakers Call on Port Authority to Make Bus Terminal a Priority

10-14-15
Elected officials recently took a tour of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan and say that the Port Authority needs to make a new bus terminal a priority.
151013Delmore

Officials Call on Congress to Reexamine Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

10-13-15
Sen. Bob Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone are calling on Congress to reexamine the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which cracks down on online sports betting.