Business & Economy

New Jersey’s unemployment rate drops slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped a tick for September as hiring elsewhere more than offset jobs lost as three Atlantic City casinos closed. The figures released by the state are based on preliminary federal surveys of ...

Hackensack, Meridian Health planning merger

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey hospital networks say they are planning to merge. Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network officials said Thursday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding and are working toward ...

Factories in Philadelphia area grow more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Factories in the Philadelphia region expanded at a weaker pace in October as shipments and hiring slowed. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity slipped to 20.7 from 22.5 in September. ...

New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that was overwhelmingly passed earlier this week in the state Senate. It's ...

New Jersey will OK real-money skill gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Those free games people download and play on their phones could be the next big thing in gambling. New Jersey casino regulators say they are ready to approve gambling on social games that involve an element of skill. ...

Conference Highlights Women Entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurship Conference shows that many females have started their own businesses.

Former NJSEA Chair: North Jersey Casino Tax Revenue Would Help Atlantic City

Former chair of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Carl Goldberg says tax revenues gained from a casino in North Jersey could be used to redevelop Atlantic City, so it does not depend on gaming to survive.

Sept. 2014 Atlantic City casino revenue

Sept. 2014 revenue for Atlantic City's casinos, compared with Sept. 2013 Borgata: $58.4 million, up 13 percent Harrah's: $31.2 million, up 5.9 percent Caesars: $26.1 million, up 9.6 percent Tropicana: $23.4 million, up 15.8 percent Bally's: $19.6 ...

Atlantic City casino closings hurt revenue toll

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The loss of four casinos began to show up in Atlantic City's gambling revenues in September, which were nearly 13 percent less than they were a year ago before the closings started happening. Including Internet gambling ...

Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge in New York federal court for passing along secrets that earned $722,000 in illegal profits. Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday ...