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Passenger hurt in New York ferry crash to get $5M

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New court settlements have been reached in the January 2013 New York City commuter ferry crash, including one that will give an injured passenger $5 million. The settlements were signed by a judge in New Jersey in the last two ...

NJ jobless rate inches up to 6.6% in October

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Labor Department reports unemployment in the state inched up in October to 6.6 percent. Preliminary estimates put job losses for the month at 4,500, about evenly split between the public and private sectors. ...

Philly area factories growing by most in 21 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity ...

Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening. All sides scrambled to regroup from the collapse Wednesday of a deal to sell the former Revel Casino Hotel to a Canadian firm. About 3,000 jobs ...

Lawmakers call for more local traffic funding

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from the state to address transportation issues in cities and counties. Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

Firm cancels plan to buy closed Revel Hotel Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Toronto-based company is abandoning its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Brookfield Asset Management said Wednesday in a brief statement that it had "terminated the Revel acquisition." The ...

Casino Workers Demonstrate Over Taj Mahal Closure

About 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Atlantic City to protest billionaire Carl Icahn's assertion that he'll only keep the Taj Mahal open if Local 54 drops its lawsuit over ending benefits.

Pala tribe begins Internet gambling in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A California Indian tribe became the first to offer Internet gambling in New Jersey on Wednesday. The Pala Band of Mission Indians began a test of their PalaCasino.com site. The tribe's online gambling arm, Pala ...

New Jersey legislative leaders discuss agenda

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders may differ on some issues, but they all agree that they're not standing in Gov. Chris Christie's shadow. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker ...