Business & Economy

Asbury Park Press building buyer announced

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — An H. Hovnanian Industries affiliate is buying the land and building that the Asbury Park Press has called home since 1985. Terms were not disclosed. H. Hovnanian general counsel Chad Warnken tells the newspaper ...

Jersey Shore Summer Rental Sales Up

Realtors in Jersey Shore communities say they've seen the rental bookings increase over last year.

NJ MVC approves disputed new car dealer rule

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey motor vehicle officials have approved a new regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain a franchise agreement in order to receive a state license. The regulation adopted Tuesday effectively prohibits ...

Winter drives up overtime on NJ toll roads

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major toll roads had to pay more overtime to keep traffic moving in snowstorms. Officials say it cost $8.4 million in overtime to plow snow and spread salt on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State ...

NJ Transit skips hearing on Super Bowl rail issues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has again been rebuffed by officials from New Jersey Transit and the NFL as the panel probes what caused massive train delays after last month's Super Bowl. The Assembly's Transportation ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise again

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.39, up 2 cents from last week. But that's lower than the ...

Dispute erupts over school reform in Newark, NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey district that received a $100 million commitment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remake its schools is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs. Nearly half the money given by ...

Third-Party Electricity Customers Sue Over High Bills

Two customers of Systrum Energy, based in Fairview, are suing the third-party electricity provider claiming it falsely represented its pricing.

Atlantic County Residents Paying for Casino Tax Refunds

Atlantic County has refunded $16.7 million in tax appeals, mainly to casinos. Residents are having to make up the difference.

Retail Chains Close Stores Amid Online Competition

Several retail chains are closing store locations to avoid high overhead amid internet competition.