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Climate Change Takes from the Poor, Gives to the Rich, Study Finds

As fish and other natural resources move in response to climate change, wealth moves with them.

Ransomware Attacks Hold Websites Hostage

Hackers use ransomware to lock websites, demand money and threaten to delete all the information.

Toms River Faces Deep Cuts in Schools Without Additional Financial Help, Say Officials

The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in Toms River and officials say without help, the school district will have to cut teachers.

Is Your Credit Card Vulnerable at ATMs and Gas Stations?

A new credit card scam called skimming is happening at ATMs and gas stations and is often unseen to customers and even employees.

Atlantic City Mayor Calls Financial Legislation ‘Fascist Dictatorship’

Mayor Don Guardian says the final legislation being proposed to help Atlantic City out of its financial situation amounts to a complete state takeover.

Lawmakers Hear About Delays with Credit Card Chip Readers

Consumers now have chip-enhanced credit cards, but not all stores have the proper readers to use them. An Assembly committee questioned why that is.

Rep. Pascrell Calls Labor Advisory Committee to Start Dialogue

Congressman Bill Pascrell called together the Labor Advisory Committee to start dialogue about labor issues in the state. He's hoping talks like this will help avoid an NJ Transit strike.

Atlantic City Finances Unstable As Possible State Intervention Looms

William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University released study saying mortgage foreclosures are five times the national average and the economic outlook for Atlantic City could get worse.

Assembly, Senate Leadership Come Together on Minimum Wage Legislation

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that they had come to a compromise on a minimum wage bill, which calls for a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, going up to $15 in five to seven years.

Apple Objects to FBI’s Request for Software to Bypass iPhone Security

The FBI has asked Apple to create software to bypass the iPhone security feature that wipes clean stored data after more than 10 attempts to hack the password. Apple says that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.