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New Jersey Senate approves sports-betting bill

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in the state. Lawmakers cast their votes Tuesday afternoon. The measure is the latest in a yearslong effort to authorize sports wagering and ...

NJ Transit will pay woman $6.5M for amputated leg

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board has voted to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a woman who had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a bus. NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/ZC9NjJ ) that the board approved the ...

State delays action on Lockheed Martin tax break

10-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State economic officials have delayed action on a bid by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. to get $107 million in New Jersey tax breaks for a facility in Camden. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority was due to ...

J&J hikes 2014 forecast for a third time

10-14-14
Johnson & Johnson is raising its 2014 earnings forecast a third time after trumping analyst expectations for its recently concluded quarter. The world's biggest maker of health care products says it now expects earnings adjusted for one-time items to ...

J&J beats Street 3Q forecasts

10-14-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $4.75 billion. J&J also raised its 2014 earnings forecast. On a per-share basis, the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of ...

Judge will rule Friday on Taj Mahal casino future

10-14-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge will decide Friday whether to terminate the union contract of Atlantic City's Taj Mahal Casino Resort, something the struggling casino says is necessary to avoid shutting down next month. U.S. ...
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Rutgers Economist: NJ Needs to Reinvent the Suburbs

10-13-14
Dean of Rutgers Bloustein School of Public Policy James Hughes says New Jersey needs to reinvent the suburbs to provide the equivalent of urban areas in the suburbs because that's what people want.

3 hurt in blast, fire at New Jersey business

10-13-14
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Three people suffered concussions when an explosion and fire damaged a commercial building in northern New Jersey. The four-alarm blaze broke out around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Crest Foam Industries building on Carol Place ...

Commuter train engineers reach deal with SEPTA

10-13-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the Southeastern Pennsylvania ...

Pier Shops latest Atlantic City discount sale

10-13-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Pier Shops at Caesars is the latest Atlantic City attraction to sell for pennies on the dollar. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein says he's buying the multi-level retail and entertainment pier that juts out over ...