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New Jersey Ranks Last in List of Best Business Climates

11-18-15
The conservative research group Tax Foundation looked at five tax categories with over 100 factors weighed for each.
151117Cruz

Sweeney Talks Importance of League at Centennial Convention

11-17-15
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.
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Women Breaking The Glass Ceiling On Their Way Up The Corporate Ladder

11-13-15
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.
151110Wanko

Avian Flu Causes Shortage of Turkeys and Spike in Prices

11-10-15
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.
151106Gilbert

Study Finds PennEast Pipeline Inflated Claims of Job Creation

11-6-15
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.
151030Wanko

Halloween Costume Sales Expected to Reach $6.9 Billion

10-30-15
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.
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Women Entrepreneurship Week Inspires Women in Business

10-21-15
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.
151021Wanko

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

10-21-15
National Retail Federation says this year’s holiday sales are expected to represent approximately 19 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales.
151019Flanagan

Customers Will See Lower Bills For Heating Costs This Winter

10-19-15
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.
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Trenton Business Week Announces Formation of ‘Greater Trenton’

10-19-15
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.