Business & Economy

NJ utility raising bills for power restoration

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second-largest utility company has been given tentative permission to raise customers' bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power after Superstorm Sandy and three other major storms in 2011 and 2012. Under ...

Ousted Sandy contractor billed NJ $51M in 8 months

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released documents show a company hired to oversee applications for a New Jersey home-rebuilding program after Superstorm Sandy billed the state $51 million over eight months before an agreement to end the deal. New ...

Trump: Christie will move past scandals

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Real estate developer Donald Trump says he expects New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make it through the scandals that are plaguing his administration. Trump told the Somerset County Republican Organization: "He's doing fine ...

Heroin antidote: Who should get to carry it?

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Governments and clinics nationwide are striving to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose in the hands of more paramedics, police officers, even everyday Americans. No one disputes that Narcan can help save people who ...

Union Leaders Respond to Christie’s Call for More Pension Reform

Leaders of New Jersey's unions say that members have already compromised with their pensions to help the state solve a problem they didn't cause.

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

NJ OKs multi-state slot jackpots; SD participating

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators approved a multi-state slots system designed to result in larger jackpots. The state's Division of Gaming Enforcement said Wednesday it has authorized a wide-area progressive slots jackpot ...

1,000 turn out for 50 casino jobs in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,000 people showed up at an Atlantic City casino, hoping to get one of 50 jobs it was offering. The Golden Nugget held what it termed an "emergency jobs fair" on Wednesday, designed to bring on immediate help ...

Freight derailment causing NJ Transit delays

RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) — A derailed freight train is causing delays on commuter trains in New Jersey. New Jersey Transit says a Conrail train derailed near Rahway early Wednesday. That's causing delays of 30 to 45 minutes in both directions on ...

Feds: Company to pay $15.5M to settle fraud claims

NEW YORK (AP) — A company operating diagnostic testing facilities in New York has agreed to pay $15.5 million in penalties to settle claims it falsely billed federal and state health care programs for tests never performed or not medically ...