Business & Economy

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas prices highest in 6 years

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Summer gas prices are the highest they've been in six years. AAA Mid-Atlantic says a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 last week. That's the highest since July 2008, when it topped $4. Prices are slightly lower than the ...

Caesars to Close Showboat to Protect Other AC Casinos

Showboat Casino in Atlantic City is closing. Caesars officials say the move is to protect its other casinos - Harrah's, Bally's and Caesars.

Asm. Caputo: Showboat’s Closure is Devastating for Workers

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says Showboat's closing in Atlantic City is devastating for the people who work in the casino.

With This Budget Battle Over, Both Sides Look Ahead to the Next One

Lawmakers from both parties say debating and passing the state budget is a healthy exercise, even if the governor vetoes sections.

Mercer County Sees Chronic Homeless Rate Drop

Officials attribute the drop in the number of chronic homeless in Mercer County to its programs that offer services quickly when people become homeless.

Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. The company says the lids of the ice cream are labeled correctly, but the list of ingredients describes ...

PATH weekend closures continue

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — PATH service between Jersey City's Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations is closed this weekend while the agency makes repairs and upgrades the rail lines to install a new safety system. The agency says the ...

Time running out for winning NJ Lottery ticket

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for a person to claim a New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million, before taxes. The ticket is due to expire on July 13. The ticket was purchased for the July 13, 2013 drawing at Country farms ...

Showboat Casino Hotel at-a-glance

SHOWBOAT CASINO HOTEL Opened: Mar.30, 1987 Theme: Mardi Gras-New Orleans French Quarter Hotel rooms: 1,331 Employees: 2,112 as of June 1, 2014 Financial performance: 2014 Q1 gross operating profit of nearly $2 million, down from nearly $8.5 million ...

AP: Caesars says it will close Showboat Aug. 31

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel says the casino will shut down on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its ...