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NJ Turnpike extension reopens after bridge repair

5-13-14
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

5-13-14
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

5-13-14
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

5-12-14
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

5-12-14
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 ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

5-12-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NY sets $350M minimum for Orange County casino

5-12-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing more than $350 million in the project. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board on Monday approved the ...

Hillshire Brands buying Pinnacle Foods for $4.23B

5-12-14
CHICAGO (AP) — Hillshire Brands is buying Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.23 billion. Hillshire Brands' roster of brands includes Jimmy Dean meats and Sara Lee ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

5-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.53, down 2 cents from last week. But that's still ...
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Consumers Expected to Spend $20 Billion This Mother’s Day

5-9-14
National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend around $20 billion on Mother's Day this year.