Business & Economy

Racetrack forms group to handle sports betting

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey racetrack has taken another step toward offering sports betting if it becomes legal in New Jersey. Monmouth Park Racetrack announced Thursday it has formed a group to regulate sports betting at the track. The ...

Union makes counteroffer to save Taj Mahal casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main casino workers' union in Atlantic City has made a counteroffer to the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, proposing reduced pension contributions. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union responded to Trump ...

After Sandy, gas stations get generator grants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of 33 New Jersey gas stations on and near storm evacuation routes have been approved for grant money by the state to install backup power supplies. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority said Thursday that 33 ...

Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license. The board voted unanimously to revoke Steven Brigham's license at its meeting Wednesday. The ...

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies ...

Walmart Cuts Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers

Retail giant Walmart has cited growing costs as the reason why it is cutting health care coverage to 30,000 part-time workers.

Report: 90 Percent of Female Restaurant Workers Experience Sexual Harassment

According to Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, tipped workers are twice as likely to be sexually harassed as non-tipped workers.

Newark finances now under state supervision

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The finances of New Jersey's largest city will now be under state supervision. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rhtgME) reports the state's local finance board approved the move Wednesday, acting on a request by Newark. The approval means ...

Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers are blocking traffic on a southern New Jersey highway to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open. Several members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...

Study: NY-area airports improving on amenities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new study concludes that the New York area's three major airports are doing better at offering amenities to travelers. The study was released Wednesday by the Global Gateway Alliance, a group that advocates for improvements ...