Business & Economy


Some New Jerseyans Travel to PA for Fireworks

Because purchasing fireworks in New Jersey is illegal, some residents travel to Pennsylvania for them.

Municipalities Use Solar Power to Save Money

Several municipalities in New Jersey are using solar panels to create power, saving money in the process.

Former mob boss’ son convicted of financial fraud

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury in New Jersey has convicted the son of a former Philadelphia mob boss in a financial fraud trial. The panel on Thursday found Nicodemo Scarfo guilty of several counts including racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy ...

NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinos

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling to north Jersey. Sweeney told The Record newspaper's (http://bit.ly/TEStHo ) editorial board on Wednesday that he's had private ...

Vonage to move Atlanta office to suburb

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County officials say a communications firm will move its midtown Atlanta office to the county northwest of Atlanta. Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee says Vonage Business Solutions will move the office later this summer. The ...

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.

Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.

Nuclear Power Plant Teams Up with Colleges to Train Future Employees

PSEG Nuclear is preparing for a mass retirement of baby boomers by teaming up with colleges to train future employees.

Tyson moving forward with Hillshire deal

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods. ...