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140820Gertner

Author Says Bell Labs Invented the DNA in Electronics

8-20-14
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation author Jon Gertner says that Bell Labs invented the DNA that is used in electronics today.

Judge denies class action status in leak case

8-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...

NJ hotel settles Sandy price gouging case

8-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the ...

Casino workers gather for prayer service

8-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Soon-to-be unemployed casino workers are gathering on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for a rally and prayer service. The gathering came hours after New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for Revel, one of three ...
140819Christie

Christie Talks AC, Pensions, Health Benefits in Long Branch

8-19-14
Gov. Christie held a town hall in Long Branch where he talked about the economic situation in Atlantic City and reforms to the pension and health benefits system in the state.

Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

8-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31. The Gaming Enforcement Division's action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put ...

New Jersey senator wants slot machines at tracks

8-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator wants to allow slot machines at the state's four horse racing tracks. Republican Joe Pennacchio's proposal would have a consortium of casinos run the new machines. Profits would be divided among that ...

Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

8-19-14
CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. Jim ...

Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly

8-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Revel Casino Hotel says that it still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses. The Press of Atlantic City reported (http://bit.ly/1taMSHd) that attorney John Cunningham said in ...

Huge utility line upgrade faces opposition

8-18-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to ...