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Controversy Over South Plainfield Superfund Site Cleanup

Some are criticizing a $22 million settlement to clean up a Superfund site in South Plainfield, saying the full cleanup will cost much more.

Specialized Work Visa Denials on the Rise

A report analyzing data from Citizen and Immigration Services finds that 35 percent of petitions to bring high-skilled workers to U.S. companies are denied.

Saving for Retirement in New Jersey

Retirement in New Jersey is expensive since the cost of living is high. Financial advisors suggest saving and planning years in advance.

Judiciary Committee Hears Criticism of Exxon Settlement

The Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Exxon settlement.

Assembly Budget Committee Hears Pleas for Funding

During a public hearing in Paterson, many different groups asked the Assembly Budget Committee to consider rolling back cuts to their programs.

Financial Analyst: Fed Could Raise Interest Rates for First Time Since 2008

The Federal Reserve has said it will no longer be patient in starting to raise its benchmark interest rate. Bankrate.com Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride says that means the Fed could raise interest rates as soon as June.

Tesla-inspired direct sales bill signed into law

Gov. Christie signed a bill into law allowing zero-emission vehicle manufacturers to directly buy or sell to New Jersey consumers.

State gained 12K jobs in January, but recovery still has a ways to go

From January 2014 to 2015, New Jersey gained only 49,100 jobs, well behind the six-figure totals posted by other states.

For JCP&L Customers, Torturous Road to Lower Rates May Be Nearing End

BPU may decide three-year-old rate case involving state's second-largest utility this week.

Residents Blast Exxon Settlement

Those living near the sites ExxonMobil contaminated say the settlement reached with the company doesn't make it pay enough for cleanup.