Business & Economy

Florida firm buys former Atlantic Club casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida company has bought Atlantic City's former Atlantic Club casino, and plans to operate it as a non-gambling facility. TJM Properties paid an undisclosed sum Thursday for the Boardwalk casino, which shut down in ...

Newspaper: Some Christie aides get big raises

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A newspaper reports that only about 20 percent of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's staff got pay raises this year. But for those who did, the gains were big. The Record reported Thursday that 27 of the 148 employees in the ...

Historic NJ sites now eligible for Sandy grants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Historic sites across New Jersey that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are now eligible for federal disaster grants to help fund repairs. Gov. Chris Christie's administration announced Thursday that it is now accepting ...

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...

PSE&G proposes natural gas rate cut

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility is proposing to reduce natural gas rates for residential customers by nearly nine percent this winter, bringing rates to their lowest level in 14 years. Public Service Electric and Gas on Thursday ...

Official: 76ers planning New Jersey practice space

A government official says the Philadelphia 76ers are close to a deal to build a new practice facility and executive offices on the waterfront of struggling Camden, New Jersey. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations ...

New Jersey reviewing hiring of investment firm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are reviewing whether it was proper to hire a venture capital firm where an executive is a candidate for governor of Massachusetts who once donated money to the New Jersey Republican State Committee. It is ...

Tyson makes rival $6.2B bid for Hillshire Brands

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillshire Brands has another suitor. Tyson Foods Co. is offering to buy Hillshire for $50 per share. That's $5 per share higher than Pilgrim's Pride offer earlier this week. Hillshire Brands, which makes Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy ...

Comptroller faults pay in some NJ fire districts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's comptroller found some of the state's fire districts pay their employees more than the average in New York City and Philadelphia. The watchdog released a report Wednesday that examined fire districts in ...

5 New Milford students charged in bogus bills case

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five New Milford high school students are facing charges stemming from a counterfeiting scheme. Counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial numbers began surfacing at local businesses over a four-week period. Police ...