Business & Economy

Businessman charged in warehouse rental scam

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a central New Jersey businessman manipulated rental agreements to illegally pocket more than $250,000. Thomas Carr, a 54-year-old Manalapan resident, is charged with theft, forgery and uttering a forged ...

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Katz dies at 72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, who made his fortune in the parking lot business and went on to buy basketball's New Jersey Nets, hockey's New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, has died in a plane crash. He was 72. Katz died Saturday ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s home visited before crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A representative for Doris Kearns Goodwin says Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz attended an event at her home shortly before he and six others died in a plane crash. The representative says the event Saturday was to ...

NV governor opposes plan to allow election betting

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has come out against a proposal to make Nevada the first state to permit betting on federal elections. The Republican governor described himself as "more of a traditionalist" when it comes to betting. ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices up slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly 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 $3.50, up a penny from last week. That's also higher ...

Christie pushes back on staff raise report

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pushing back on a report that says he's given big pay raises to staffers responsible for helping craft his image. Christie defended his staff payroll during a trip to Tennessee on Friday. He criticized the report as ...

US approves New Jersey Sandy aid plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has informed New Jersey that it has approved its plan to spend $1.46 billion in its second round of state-controlled Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman ...

Residents Must Vacate Lakewood Tent City

People living in Lakewood's tent city have until Sunday to leave the area.

Case settled over low-income Sandy aid in NJ

New Jersey will provide more aid to low-income homeowners and renters still displaced by Superstorm Sandy under a settlement with the federal government. The state also will direct more aid to the hardest-hit counties, and conduct new reviews of ...

PATCO trains on new schedule

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Commuters who ride PATCO trains between New Jersey and Philadelphia are likely to face delays and crowded cars. The railroad started operating under a revised schedule Friday as part of a $103 million rail rehabilitation ...