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Mersen USA blames human error for fatal oven blast

4-3-14
ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — Officials at Mersen USA say human error caused an oven explosion that killed a visiting employee and injured another worker at a western Pennsylvania plant on Jan. 30. Noah Nichelson, the general manager of the St. Marys ...

NJ hospital cuts staff pending sale approval

4-3-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Northern New Jersey's St. Mary's Hospital has terminated or reduced hours for 30 employees while it waits for state approval of a pending sale. Hospital officials say the cuts are needed to help stabilize the budget and keep ...
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Terra Tech Hopes to Corner Marijuana Market

4-2-14
The company Terra Tech has invested $5 million to expand its facility in the hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational use.
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Asm. O’Scanlon: Current Budget Has One of the Lowest Gaps

4-2-14
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon says the latest state budget at $34.4 billion has one of the lowest gaps in the past three years and Gov. Christie is making pension payments at higher rates and more consistently than anyone in the last 25 years.
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Asm. Schaer: Pension Issues Were Addressed Three Years Ago

4-2-14
Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schaer says that pension reform was done three years ago and other issues now need to be the priority.

Tesla to sue New Jersey over car dealer rules

4-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to sue New Jersey over a ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks. The notice was filed last week to the state appellate ...

Final federal suit from Flight 3407 crash settled

4-2-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The final federal lawsuit filed after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 that killed 50 people near Buffalo has now been settled. The agreement reached Wednesday means there's no need for the federal trial scheduled for May ...

Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces judge

4-2-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders. A judge on Wednesday ordered Justin Casquejo (kas-KEH'-hoh) to return to court April 30. He and his lawyer declined ...

FDA OKs 1st hay fever allergy immunotherapy tablet

4-2-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tablet for gradually reducing hay fever allergy symptoms, an alternative to uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots. Oralair, a tablet that dissolves quickly under the ...

Sussex County dairy spared from development

4-2-14
ANDOVER, N.J. (AP) — State officials have agreed to preserve a 260-acre former dairy farm in Sussex County from development. Some $5.8 million will be spent to spare the rolling hills and green fields of Francisco Farm in Andover that was targeted ...