Business & Economy

Wawa convenience stores mark 50th anniversary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. The chain is offering free cups of coffee on Wednesday to mark a half-century since the first shop opened in ...

NJ Set E-Filing Record for Filing Tax Returns

According to the IRS, 3.1 million tax returns out of 3.5 million were filed electronically in New Jersey.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

NJ taxpayers paying bridge investigation lawyers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are paying five law firms to represent state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The state Attorney General's Office said in a statement that ...

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily beat Wall Street expectations ...

Home Depot workers honor late customer

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees at a Home Depot store in New Jersey constructed a monument to a favorite customer who lost his battle to liver cancer. Handyman William Abbott frequently shopped at the Home Depot store in Hamilton. Workers sprang ...

New Jersey jewelry store burglarized

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone broke a hole in a wall to rob a jewelry store in northern New Jersey. The heist at Alpha Jewelry in Oakland took place over the weekend. Police Lt. Christian Eldridge tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1hQGpaG ...

Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four ...

Christie Calls for Assembly Approval of Arbitration Cap

Gov. Christie was in Trenton with local, county and state officials to call on the Assembly to approve a measure he conditionally vetoed that would extend the arbitration cap.

Sen. Lesniak: Port Authority Board Needs a Public Member

Sen. Ray Lesniak says that bringing in a representative from a public organization, such as AAA, to replace Commissioner Anthony Sartor at the Port Authority is the best way to go.