Business & Economy

Hillshire Brands buying Pinnacle Foods for $4.23B

CHICAGO (AP) — Hillshire Brands is buying Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.23 billion. Hillshire Brands' roster of brands includes Jimmy Dean meats and Sara Lee ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.53, down 2 cents from last week. But that's still ...

Consumers Expected to Spend $20 Billion This Mother’s Day

National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend around $20 billion on Mother's Day this year.

New Brunswick’s Fresh Grocer closing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Brunswick's sole large grocery store will close its doors before the end of the month. The Fresh Grocer has told city officials it's just not doing the business it expected and will close on May 24. The company says ...

Edison Brimming with Indian Culture

The township of Edison is home to Little India and has a plethora of Indian food, clothing and music available.

Explosions reported at New Jersey chemical plant

WEST BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A fire and several small explosions have been reported at a chemical manufacturing company in Southern New Jersey. Fire crews are battling a blaze that started around 2 p.m. Thursday at ResinTech, a plant in West ...

Lawmakers upset about Super Bowl sales tax deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state senators are bristling upon getting confirmation that the state government reimbursed the NFL because the league refuses to pay sales taxes on Super Bowl tickets and parking. State Sen. Anthony Bucco says the ...

Loveman: Too many casinos in AC; closures needed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment says Atlantic City has too many casinos, and that one or more needs to close. Gary Loveman says Atlantic City has been the biggest problem for the global casino company for the last ...

Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names. Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal ...

NJ prevents $7.4M in fraudulent tax refunds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State auditors in New Jersey have prevented $7.4 million in fraudulent tax refunds this year, including some filed on behalf of taxpayers who died. The state Taxation Division says it halted payments of $4.6 million based on ...