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NJ Assembly OKs Tesla electric car sales

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in New Jersey. The bill backed by environmentalists would allow Tesla to resume sales in New Jersey. It was ...

Hillshire backs away from Pinnacle Foods offer

6-16-14
CHICAGO (AP) — Hillshire Brands Co. is backing off of its offer to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc., a move that it needs to make in order for its $7.75 billion proposed deal with Tyson Foods to go through. Tyson won a bidding war with Pilgrim's Pride ...

Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

6-16-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to construction. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the three upper-level lanes of the bridge will be closed ...

Poll: New Jersey gamblers prefer Atlantic City

6-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds most New Jersey gamblers would continue to play in Atlantic City even after four new casinos are built in New York. But the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll also has some bad news for the ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

6-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Tensions rise as New Jersey budget deadline nears

6-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's budget deliberations are headed for the wire. Two of the principal dealmakers — Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney — are negotiating as they eye higher offices. ...

Herring and haddock fishermen at odds over bycatch

6-15-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in two of the most lucrative fisheries in the Northeast — Atlantic herring and haddock — are at odds over management of fishing in Georges Bank, a key nerve center for both species. Herring fishermen are on ...

Riders relieved Philadelphia rail strike is over

6-15-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Passengers are relieved that Philadelphia-area commuter trains are back on track before the Monday morning rush hour. Employees ended a one-day strike early Sunday after President Barack Obama intervened. Obama created an ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices stay stable

6-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.49, the same price as last week. But that's still higher than ...

Last superstorm-damaged boardwalks getting fixed

6-14-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed. The biggest project still underway is in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, where a protracted funding dispute with the Federal ...