Business & Economy

Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000. Prosecutors say William Boland pleaded guilty in front of U.S. ...

Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned from NJ Spotlight.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

NJ Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Tackles Economic Issues

State political leaders met with business leaders at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce breakfast where they discussed the state's economy.

Sayreville Still Recovering Two Years After Sandy

Residents of Weber Avenue in Sayreville were devastated by Hurricane Sandy two years ago and many are still working to rebuild.

Jersey Shore Tourism Expert: Tourism Will Do Even Better Next Year

The Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau's Executive Director Robert Hilton says the Jersey Shore is going to do even better next year than this past year in tourism.

Bail denied for convicted former NBA player George

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been denied bail by a federal judge in New Jersey. Tate George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released ...

Casino servers settle lawsuit over skimpy uniforms

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forty women employed at an Atlantic City casino have resolved their discrimination lawsuit over skimpy uniforms. The lawsuit stemmed from 2011 when Resorts Casino Hotel adopted a roaring '20s theme after the popularity of ...

EEOC sues Honeywell over medical testing policy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Honeywell Inc., over a health care policy requiring employees and their spouses to take medical tests or face monetary penalties. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court ...

Christie to Sandy heckler: ‘Sit down and shut up’

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm. A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm ...