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Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

4-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. Lazorchak was director of financial ...

NY official: Retailer won’t bar ex-con job seekers

4-22-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have reached an agreement with a national home goods retailer to end its policy of disqualifying job seekers who have a felony record. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Tuesday that Bed Bath & Beyond ...

NJ eyes nearly 700 homes for post-Sandy buyouts

4-22-14
New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood prone areas. But most of the homes targeted for acquisition and demolition are in areas away from the shore, where Superstorm ...

New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting an additional $3.6 million from Washington to help communities hire the unemployed to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery. The money will be spent to employ people on restoration work in Monmouth County ...

Christie renews call for pension system reforms

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms. Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay ...
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Elizabeth Mayor: Christie’s Urban Enterprise Zone Proposal Hurts Businesses

4-21-14
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage says that the Christie administration's proposal to tax business to business transactions in Urban Enterprise Zones will hurt them.

AC casinos fined $107,500 for numerous violations

4-21-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has fined two Atlantic City casinos more than $107,000 for a series of violations including improper use of security guards and allowing people who had banned themselves from casinos to gamble. In a decision ...

Financial adviser jailed for stealing nearly $1M

4-21-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey financial adviser who stole nearly $1 million from two elderly clients has been sentenced to six years in prison. Randy Schneider also will pay full restitution under the sentence imposed Monday. The ...

Federal Reserve eyes Sandy’s small business impact

4-21-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later. The findings were released Monday. The online poll was conducted from Oct. ...

Lawsuits end, questions linger about ’09 air crash

4-20-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house in western New York and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial. But with the last of more than 40 federal wrongful death claims ...