Business & Economy


Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman Hopes to Create Business Opportunities

National Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman John Harmon says he wants to create opportunities for businesses of all sizes.

10 US states considering Internet gambling bills

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide says least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. The study by Gambling Compliance also finds slim chances for a ...

Bad weather snarls air travel for 3rd straight day

U.S. airlines have canceled about 2,900 flights because of snow and freezing rain in the Northeast and the Midwest. Wednesday was the third consecutive day bad weather snarled air traffic. The flight tracking website FlightAware says Wednesday's ...

Merck Q4 net drops 14 pct. on generic competition

Merck & Co.'s fourth-quarter profit dropped 14 percent, with its aggressive cost cutting not enough to offset restructuring charges, generic competition to former blockbuster medicines and unfavorable currency exchange rates. Results just missed Wall ...

Delays easing on NJ Transit trains

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Service has resumed on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains. Trains were suspended nearly three hours Wednesday because of ice on overhead power lines had created a dangerous situation. All ...

North NJ woman admits role in mortgage fraud

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses. Klary Arcentales of Lyndhurst pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to ...

Newark Airport Workers Want Pay Hike Like NY Counterparts

Airport workers at Newark Liberty are upset that they are not getting a wage increase from the Port Authority like those at LaGuardia and JFK.

Mack-Cali co-founder, John Cali, dies at 95

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The co-founder of one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts has died. He was 95. Edison-based Mack-Cali Realty Co. announced Tuesday that John Cali died on Saturday. A cause of death was not disclosed. Cali ...

Bally’s fined $17,500 in underage drinking case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino will pay $17,500 for letting two teenagers drink so much one night last summer that an ambulance had to be called for one of them. The state Gaming Enforcement Division imposed the fine on Bally's ...

Atlantic City Boat Show to open

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Organizers are optimistic as the Atlantic City Boat Show prepares to open. Officials are expecting an increase of 15 percent in attendance over the 32,000 who visited the show last year. Show manager Jon Pritko tells ...