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Sweeney Talks Importance of League at Centennial Convention

Senate President Steve Sweeney talked about the importance of having conversations and creating relationships with elected officials and legislators in order to make progress in New Jersey.

Women Breaking The Glass Ceiling On Their Way Up The Corporate Ladder

Barbara Kauffman from Newark Regional Business Partnership says that one of the barriers holding women back from executive position is the number of seats available. She says that employers should look at skill sets rather than selecting from former CEOs.

Avian Flu Causes Shortage of Turkeys and Spike in Prices

The last outbreak of the avian flu was identified in June 2015 and resulted in the depopulation of 7.5 million turkeys. It's caused a spike in poultry prices and a shortage in supply; leading to a 30 percent increase in price per pound for turkeys over the last two years.

Study Finds PennEast Pipeline Inflated Claims of Job Creation

A report by the Goodman Group found that claims of economic benefits from the PennEast Pipeline were inaccurate. The study was commissioned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, which opposes the pipeline.

Halloween Costume Sales Expected to Reach $6.9 Billion

The National Retail Federation indicates more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year. Total spending on the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, with $950 million spent on children’s costumes and $1.2 billion spent on adult costumes.

Women Entrepreneurship Week Inspires Women in Business

During New Jersey's second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week, Montclair State University's Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship had a series of workshops and networking opportunities aimed at nurturing women entrepreneurs.

National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 3.7 Percent From Ten Year Average

National Retail Federation says this year’s holiday sales are expected to represent approximately 19 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales.

Customers Will See Lower Bills For Heating Costs This Winter

PSE&G is connecting customers with upgraded plastic pipes and replacing miles of old cast iron lines. The natural gas flowing through these pipes will cost less. This winter fuel prices won’t bite quite so hard, from home heating oil to natural gas.

Trenton Business Week Announces Formation of ‘Greater Trenton’

Greater Trenton is an independent, non-profit organization created to target economic development in the core of the capital city. Partners of the initiative know the challenges don't lend themselves to fast solutions or quick fixes, instead they say they'll have to rely on commitment and vision.

Empty Rooms and Parking Spaces Serve as Indicators of AC Health

Three taxes, Atlantic City's Casino Parking Fee, Atlantic County's Lodging Fee and Atlantic City's Luxury Tax, are being used as a way to track Atlantic City's tourism.