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Philly-area sports bar to pay $8M in back wages

2-20-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular sports bar chain in the Philadelphia area will pay more than $8 million to compensate its employees for wage and tip violations. The Labor Department announced Thursday that Chickie's and Pete's agreed to a settlement ...

NJ eyes panel to study casino at Meadowlands

2-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers want to study whether casino gambling should be expanded to the Meadowlands sports complex in East Rutherford. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says the state needs to evaluate how well a package of reforms ...

NJ report blasts defunct Newark water corporation

2-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report offers scathing criticism of the corporation formed to oversee Newark's water system. The report released by the Office of the State Comptroller on Wednesday says an investigation revealed that the now-defunct ...

MGM Resorts 4Q loss narrows as expenses decline

2-19-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International's fourth-quarter loss narrowed, helped by reduced expenses. The casino operator lost $38.3 million, or 8 cents per share, for the period ended December 31. That compares with a loss of $1.22 billion, or ...

NJ couple sues over New York resort virus

2-19-14
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a New York resort that closed for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. The Times Herald-Record (http://bit.ly/1oRBQ78 ) says a lawyer filed the complaint Tuesday in ...

Legal dispute over Salem power plant settled

2-19-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant and Salem and an environmental group have settled a legal dispute that will allow the $800 million project to proceed. Under terms of the settlement with the ...

NJ appeals to US Supreme Court on sports betting

2-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is swinging for the fences in its last ditch effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states. The state is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to overturn a law limiting ...

Weather, computer outage cause flight delays

2-18-14
More than 600 flights are canceled and nearly 2,000 running late as a winter storm sweeps across the Northeast. Adding to travelers' woes: United Airlines is experiencing problems with its passenger-service computer system. By midday Tuesday, 350 ...

Marino, Sharpe out, Gonzalez in on CBS pregame

2-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show. CBS chief Sean McManus said in a statement that "Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. ...

Bill seeks to add more retail at NJ rest stops

2-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bill moving through New Jersey's Legislature envisions more shopping opportunities in places where people tend to spend a lot of time anyway — the state's toll roads. Rest stops and service plazas are being targeted ...