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Christie touts budget vetoes at Caldwell town hall

7-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his new $32.5 billion state budget on national TV and at a local town hall meeting Tuesday. Christie touted his vetoes of Democratic tax hikes and railed against public employee benefits ...

Pinnacle Foods lets Hillshire out of sale pact

6-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinnacle Foods says it is scrapping its sale to Hillshire Brands, freeing Hillshire to be acquired by Tyson Foods. Pinnacle, which makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables, Duncan Hines cake mixes and Hungry-Man frozen dinners, says it ...

New Jersey hotel settles Sandy price gouging claim

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a northern New Jersey hotel will pay $110,000 to resolve claims that the business gouged dozens of customers following Superstorm Sandy. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the settlement with ...

Princeton HealthCare System settles suit

6-30-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the New Jersey operator of a hospital and several medical facilities will pay more than $1 million to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The EEOC announced Monday ...

NJ Lottery drawing to air on Tribune TV stations

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Lottery drawings will be televised on Tribune Broadcasting stations. Beginning Tuesday, viewers can watch the numbers for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5 and Pick-6 drawings on WPIX-TV in New York and WPHL-TV in ...

Christie vetoes expected on New Jersey budget

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes. Under the state constitution, New Jersey must have a balanced budget in place before the new fiscal year ...

Sandy-damaged racing boat gets her sea legs back

6-29-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A racing sailboat that was nearly destroyed during Superstorm Sandy has returned to the water in style. The Sinn Fein was among about 30 boats stowed at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy when the storm hit. It was the ...

Flooring co. bookkeeper charged with $500K theft

6-29-14
RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman is being charged with stealing about $500,000 from her job as bookkeeper for a flooring company. Police in Ramsey tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1pMGjaj) that Monica Arencibia allegedly stole the ...

Atlantic City casino shutdown needed, analysts say

6-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos. It could be down to nine by Labor Day. Economists and analysts have talked for years in theoretical terms about "casino saturation" in the northeastern United States. But ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas prices highest in 6 years

6-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Summer gas prices are the highest they've been in six years. AAA Mid-Atlantic says a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 last week. That's the highest since July 2008, when it topped $4. Prices are slightly lower than the ...