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Rutgers has new rules for Bangladesh-made apparel

4-10-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says it is requiring companies that make its licensed apparel in Bangladesh must agree to fire and building safety requirements. New Jersey's flagship state university says it's the 16th U.S. ...

New Jersey fines unregistered health clubs

4-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have fined 53 gyms for failure to register or selling long-term contracts without maintaining required security bonds. The state Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that the fines for the health ...

Survey: Positive views of Atlantic City up in ’13

4-10-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The second year of the "Do AC" promotional campaign helped increase positive perceptions of Atlantic City among residents of nearby states. But concerns remained about the safety and cleanliness of the seaside gambling ...

Radio towers demolished for American Dream project

4-10-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The demolition of three 500-foot-tall cellular radio towers will help clear the way for the long-delayed American Dream project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The tower site will become the location of a ...
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Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

4-9-14
The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

New Jersey’s bond rating lowered by S&P

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has lowered New Jersey's bond rating, meaning it could cost the state more to borrow money. Standard & Poor's announced its action Wednesday, saying the state still has a structural deficit even as the ...

NJ men sentenced for roles in insider trading case

4-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey men who prosecutors say were primary players in a network that illegally traded on insider tips from pharmaceutical executives have been sentenced to prison. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says 50-year-old Lawrence ...

Union: Revel casino only worth $25M to $73M

4-9-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers' union says Revel Casino Hotel is worth between $25 million and $73 million. The casino, which is seeking a buyer, cost $2.4 billion to build. It has struggled since opening two years ...

Pump problem leads to Salem 1 nuke plant shutdown

4-9-14
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Workers have manually shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey after they saw lower steam generator water levels. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Wednesday night's action ...

Matzo maker Manischewitz sold to investment firm

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Matzo and kosher wine maker Manischewitz has been sold, just in time for the Passover Seder meal. Sankaty Advisors, an arm of private equity firm Bain Capital, bought the company from a group including investment firm Harbinger. ...