Business & Economy

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce ...

RREM Changes Still Concern Sandy Victims

Gov. Christie says changes were made to the RREM program based off of homeowners suggestions but some storm victims say their concerns are still not being heard.

Wisniewski unveils bill to reform Port Authority

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is introducing legislation to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Assemblyman John Wisniewski unveiled legislation Thursday that would cut the number of high-level appointments made by ...

Taj Mahal casino workers dread insurance loss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers with health problems at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino are dreading losing their health insurance next week. One moved up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can ...

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...

Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company says it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but says it will ...

Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino. Trump is suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in New Jersey state court, demanding that ...

Union defends trying to dissuade Taj Mahal patrons

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The union battling Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal is defending its right to contact the casino's customers and urge them to take their business elsewhere during a nasty labor dispute. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...

Caesar’s CEO hails center; casinos’ fate cloudy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment says a new $125 million meeting center his company is building will help define Atlantic City's future, even as he pointedly refused to say whether his company is done closing casinos ...

Ski goggle maker moving out of central Idaho

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho company whose founder invented the double-lensed, vented ski goggle that is now the industry standard is moving operations and 85 jobs out of the resort town of Ketchum. Smith Optics announced Monday that its ...