Business & Economy

NJ tax preparer pleads guilty to tax evasion

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey tax preparer has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges. The U.S. attorney's office says William Jones pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Camden to a tax evasion charge. Prosecutors say the 67-year-old ...

Tesla gets 2 additional weeks to sell cars in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An extension granted by New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission means Tesla will be able to sells its electric cars in the state for at least two more weeks. An MVC spokeswoman says all new-car dealers in the state were sent a ...

Port Authority to launch weekend ferry service

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New weekend ferry service gets underway as an alternative for passengers who normally would ride PATH trains between Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. PATH service between Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations is ...

Ledger, NJ Advance operations, to reorganize

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Star-Ledger and its sister newspapers in New Jersey have announced plans to form a new media company as part of a major reorganization. Executives from Advance Publications say some functions will be consolidated and some ...

NJ unemployment rate holds steady at 7.1 percent

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report finds New Jersey's unemployment rate for February held steady at 7.1 percent as the state lost jobs and residents continued to leave the workforce. But the report based on federal data and released Thursday by the ...

NJ.com Political Reporter: Internet Gambling May Be In Trouble

NJ.com Senior Political Reporter Darryl Isherwood says that online gambling may be in trouble since the bill Congress is considering to ban the practice has bipartisan support.

Casino union pickets biggest Revel owner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers' union demonstrated Thursday outside the offices of the largest owner of the Revel Casino Hotel, demanding job security in the event of a sale. The protest by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE ...

Democrats blast report clearing Christie on jams

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are blasting a new report commissioner by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office that clears him of any involvement in a political retribution scandal. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says it "raises more questions than ...

NJ Spotlight Editor Discusses Pension System Changes

NJ Spotlight Editor at Large Mark Magyar says that Gov. Christie made changes to the pension formula because he faced budget issues.

Women: J&J trashed records in product injury suits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them are urging the U.S. Justice Department to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to the ...