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Policy proposals from Gov. Chris Christie’s speech

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A look at policy proposals made by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his State of the State speech Tuesday: ___ LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND YEAR Christie received a standing ovation when he proposed having a longer school day and longer school year, but he ...

NJ doctor testifies at NY insider trading trial

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey doctor says he revealed secrets about an Alzheimer's drug trial to a money manager for a large hedge fund despite his pledge to keep the information confidential. Dr. Joel Ross testified Tuesday for the government at ...

Christie: NJ must reduce pension, debt payments

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says the state government needs to reduce its rising pension and debt service costs. He said in his State of the State speech Tuesday that the costs will rise by nearly $1 billion in the fiscal year that ...

AC casino revenue below $3B; 1st time in 22 years

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino revenue has fallen below $3 billion for the first time in 22 years, as increasing competition in the northeastern U.S. continues to shrink the market. Figures released Tuesday by the state Division ...

Merck recalls all supply of combo cholesterol drug

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WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness. Merck says the recall covers all four dose strengths and ...

Atlantic Club exec hired by Golden Nugget

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rival casino has hired a player development executive from the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, which shut down on Monday. The Golden Nugget Atlantic City says it has hired Adrian Ford as its new executive director of player ...

AG to probe state police discrimination claim

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Attorney General's office says it will investigate allegations that the state police superintendent racially discriminated against the force's retired head of minority recruitment. The claims surfaced Friday in a ...

NJ Transit train hits, kills man

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HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Service has resumed on the North Jersey Coast Line after a New Jersey Transit train struck and killed a man. NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says the train was headed for New York City when it hit the man west of the Hazlet ...

NJ man named NY racing agency’s top horse vet

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Gaming Commission has named a prominent veterinarian from New Jersey to oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York racetracks. The agency, along with Cornell University's College of Veterinary ...

Family of slain US executive ends Puerto Rico suit

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The widow of a New Jersey bank executive who was shot to death in Puerto Rico is withdrawing a wrongful death lawsuit she filed against his employer. In the suit filed last year, Maurice Spagnoletti's widow accused ...