Business & Economy

New Jersey gets nearly $1.5B for transit repairs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority are getting nearly $1.5 billion to make repairs from Superstorm Sandy and to shield themselves from future storms. Most of the federal transportation dollars, nearly $1.3 billion, will ...

Lawmakers advance Port Authority reforms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It moves to the full Senate after a Senate committee approved the bill on Thursday. New ...

Lawyer asks for reasonable award in plane crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Questions about whether a man died instantly or suffered when a Continental flight crashed into his home and how traumatized the crash left his widow and daughter are among questions that will determine how much the family ...

Halloween Pop-Up Shops Open

Temporary Halloween stores are popping up around New Jersey, usually taking over empty storefronts.

Residents Facing Foreclosure Upset with Some Mortgage Companies’ Practices

Some residents have had bad experiences with mortgage companies when they run into financial trouble and are facing foreclosure.

Mississippi River mayors: new development fund

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, says a new fund will help with seed money for sustainable waterfront development in cities and towns along the Mississippi River. Roy Buol (BYOO-uhl) spoke Wednesday as co-chair of the Mississippi ...

Officials detail $90M bus terminal facelift

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New restrooms, ceilings that don't leak and buses that run closer to schedule are some of the short-term improvements the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is making at its aging New York bus terminal. Officials ...

New Jersey offers deal to those behind on taxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are offering a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections. But the state Treasury Department says it's not an amnesty. The initiative runs through ...

Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new federal report finds hospitals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were not prepared to meet the challenges of Superstorm Sandy. The study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General ...

State Investment Council Touts Penion Investments

The State Investment Council manages nearly $80 billion in retirement funds and says it exceeded the assumed rate of return by 9 percent. Some are questioning the amount of fees incurred, however.