Business & Economy

NJ arrests more than 12 in alleged kickback scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested in what New Jersey authorities say was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. New Jersey's attorney general says the owner of numerous MRI ...

Unemployment dips to 6.8 percent in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say the state unemployment rate inched down to 6.8 percent in May, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the ...

AP: Buyer of PokerStars, NJ to talk license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top casino regulator tells The Associated Press his agency will begin talks Thursday with the company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site. The talks are aimed at getting the world's largest ...

Democrats Offer Alternatives to Cutting Pension Payment

Senate Democratic leaders say they want to fully fund the state's pension system and proposed increasing income taxes for wealthier New Jerseyans.

NJ Pays Highest Health Insurance Premiums Through Obamacare

According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, New Jerseyans pay 55 percent more than the average monthly premium for health insurance through the federally-facilitated marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act.

Sandy Victims Oppose Summer Construction Ban

Ocean Beach III, a private club, has banned major construction for the summer season, but those who are still trying to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy say it's unfair.

Atlantic City aims to boost convention trade

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is aiming to boost its meetings and convention trade through a new nonprofit agency. Called Meet AC, the group was created in late April. It just hired its first CEO, James Wood, who held convention-related ...

Philly news heir sells stake; Lenfest sole owner

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest is now the sole owner of Philadelphia's largest newspapers, after his late partner's family sold its $16 million stake. The deal finalized Wednesday caps a year of turmoil at The Philadelphia ...

Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents. The U.S. ...

US: New Jersey has high health exchange premiums

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new federal government analysis of federal health insurance exchanges finds that New Jersey residents have higher premiums than most even after subsidies. The Health and Human Services Department analyzed the 36 states where ...