Business & Economy

Moody’s downgrades New Jersey’s bond rating

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's going to get more expensive for New Jersey's state government to borrow money. For the third time since April, a bond rating agency has downgraded the state's general obligation bonds. Moody's Investors Service is now ...

Christie to speak at national fiscal summit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Washington to discuss the economy and politics. Christie will join former President Bill Clinton and other top political figures Wednesday at the annual Peter G. Peterson ...

Workers sickened at south Jersey produce factory

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — It's not clear what sickened about 30 employees at a produce repacking facility in southern New Jersey. Police found workers complaining of nausea and dizziness at Buffalo Repack in Hammonton on Tuesday. The employees were ...

Homes Remain Abandoned After Sandy in Brick Township

Officials estimate 300 homes are uninhabitable and abandoned in Brick Township. They have adopted an ordinance giving them additional tools to deal with the properties.

MSU Hosts Inventors Day with $10,000 Prize

Students pitched their business ideas during Inventors Day at Montclair State University, which awarded $10,000 to the winning team.

NJ Turnpike extension reopens after bridge repair

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The westbound extension of the New Jersey Turnpike has reopened in Jersey City after crews fixed a hole in the roadway. The state Department of Transportation says a one-foot-diameter hole was discovered Tuesday morning not ...

Churchill Downs joins casino proposal near Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. is joining an effort to bring a $300 million casino resort to the Albany area. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company says Tuesday it is joining with Saratoga Casino and Raceway in a bid to develop a casino ...

Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino. Daniel Price's lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate his disability when a ...

NYC area airport workers vote to join union

NEW YORK (AP) — Several thousand contract workers employed at the New York City area's major airports have voted to join a union after campaigning for better pay and benefits. The workers cheered Monday as representatives from about a dozen major ...

3 businesses settle Sandy price gouging claims

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say settlements have been reached with two New Jersey hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Consumer Affairs officials say the state will get $89,845 in penalties, fees ...