Business & Economy


Booker, Menendez to Introduce Pollution Pays Legislation

Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez want to introduce legislation that will reinstate a "Pollution Pays" measure.

Job Fair Helps Veterans Find Employment Opportunities

The G.I. Go Fund hosted a job fair in Mount Laurel to help veterans find employment opportunities.

Morgan accident among hundreds for Wal-Mart trucks

DETROIT (AP) — The accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a passenger on his limo bus was one of hundreds of crashes involving Wal-Mart trucks in the past two years. Wal-Mart trucks have been involved in 380 crashes in that time, ...

76ers seek $82M in tax breaks for Camden facility

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are seeking $82 million in tax credits over 10 years for building a practice facility in Camden. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is scheduled to consider the application at its meeting ...

Disabled train causes NJ Transit delays

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A disabled New Jersey Transit train caused delays for commuters heading in and out of New York City. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says the Raritan Valley Line train had left High Bridge for Newark when it broke down where ...

Christie: No ‘Plan B’ to balance New Jersey budget

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov, Chris Christie says he's confident that his plan to slash the state's pension contributions will receive a judge's approval, adding that he has no "Plan B" for balancing the state budget if it doesn't. State lawyers have ...

Merck to buy Idenix Pharma for $3.85 billion

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck will spend nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals with a per-share bid worth more than triple the per-share price of the hepatitis C drug developer. Merck & Co. says the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company ...

Wal-Mart after Morgan crash: Safety top priority

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart says after one of its truck drivers was accused of causing a New Jersey highway crash that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends that safety is its highest priority. A spokesman ...

Spokesman: Morgan ‘more responsive’ after surgery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says that he remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for "several weeks." Lewis Kay says that Morgan was more responsive ...

Roofing company head sentenced for insurance fraud

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The president of a central New Jersey roofing company who admitted avoiding payment of nearly $400,000 in insurance premiums for the firm's employees is now headed to prison. Charles Kelcy Pegler Sr. of Spring Lake received a ...