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Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching

7-21-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With three more of Atlantic City's 11 casinos threatening to close by September, nearly 8,000 workers and their families will be affected. But the impact of the closings will be felt far beyond their kitchens. Small ...

A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City

7-20-14
Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978: ___ May 26, 1978: Resorts Atlantic City opens. Casino revenue: $134 million Casino employment: 3,300 ___ June 26, 1979: Caesars ...

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

7-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing: ___ BETTER ...

Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region

7-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos and too few gamblers. In the 36th year of casino gambling ...

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

7-20-14
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see 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 $3.51, down 4 cents from last week. That's also lower than ...

New Jersey’s state economist leaving in August

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's chief economist is leaving his job next month to take a position as a resident scholar at Ramapo College. The state treasurer's office says Charles Steindel told other officials in April that he would be leaving ...

Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defects

7-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey against carmaker Subaru says some of its vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state's consumer ...
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NJ Policy Perspective Advocates for Higher Wages for Tipped Workers

7-17-14
A new report points out that tipped workers in New Jersey make the lowest wages in the region: $2.13 per hour.

Feds propose offshore windmill leases in NJ

7-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is proposing leases for windmill power projects off the New Jersey coast. The federal Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Management on Thursday proposed sale of leases for nearly ...