Business & Economy


Business Leaders Oppose Democrats’ Tax Hike Proposal

About 30 business leaders gathered at the State House to express their opposition to Democrats' proposal to increase taxes on businesses to balance the state budget.

Asm. Minority Leader Bramnick: Delaying Pension Payments Will Keep NJ Competitive

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Gov. Christie's decision to decrease the pension payment instead of raising taxes because he says it's the only way New Jersey will stay competitive with neighboring states.

New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.

Gas Prices Rise, Driven Up By Iraq Conflict

AAA officials say the fighting in Iraq is driving up prices at the pump to a high not seen in early summer in six years.

Ride-Sharing Uber Brings Up Logistical Questions

Members of the Limo Association of New Jersey oppose Uber, a ride-sharing operation because it doesn't require its drivers to have a limo license.

NJ starts review of PokerStars buyer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have begun their investigation into a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site and hopes to get it licensed here by fall. The New Jersey Division of Gaming ...

Peppermill-owned casinos launch online poker

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business. Peppermill Resorts launched the new online poker partnership on Tuesday with Las Vegas-based Ultimate Poker. Peppermill officials say players can ...

Harrah’s, Golden Nugget fined total of $66,000

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos have been fined a total of $66,000, mostly for letting underage patrons gamble and drink. The bulk of the fines from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement were against Harrah's Resort ...

NJ man arrested in alleged ‘check kiting’ scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a southern New Jersey man for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Luis Rogers Sr. allegedly caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks ...

Dietz & Watson plans Philly center after NJ fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say food products manufacturer Dietz & Watson will expand its Philadelphia operation and add 158 jobs following a massive fire last year that devastated a company warehouse in New Jersey. Gov. Tom ...