Business & Economy

Deal reached to finish 3 World Trade Center tower

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to pay for the completion of the stalled 3 World Trade Center project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday approved a deal with developer Larry Silverstein after months ...

Free Wi-Fi approved at New York City’s airports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Free Wi-Fi is coming to the New York City metro area's major airports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday approved a plan to offer free access at Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy ...

Judge: New Jersey can cut pension payment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie's administration can follow through with its plan to reduce its contributions to public workers' pension funds. A group of unions that had been suing to try to force the ...

Christie vows to veto tax hikes at town hall

HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to veto a package of tax hikes being pushed by Democrats to fill New Jersey's gaping budget hole. Speaking Wednesday in Haddon Heights at his 122nd town hall-style event, Christie said ...

Business Leaders Oppose Democrats’ Tax Hike Proposal

About 30 business leaders gathered at the State House to express their opposition to Democrats' proposal to increase taxes on businesses to balance the state budget.

Asm. Minority Leader Bramnick: Delaying Pension Payments Will Keep NJ Competitive

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Gov. Christie's decision to decrease the pension payment instead of raising taxes because he says it's the only way New Jersey will stay competitive with neighboring states.

New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.

Gas Prices Rise, Driven Up By Iraq Conflict

AAA officials say the fighting in Iraq is driving up prices at the pump to a high not seen in early summer in six years.

Ride-Sharing Uber Brings Up Logistical Questions

Members of the Limo Association of New Jersey oppose Uber, a ride-sharing operation because it doesn't require its drivers to have a limo license.

NJ starts review of PokerStars buyer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators have begun their investigation into a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site and hopes to get it licensed here by fall. The New Jersey Division of Gaming ...