Business & Economy


Sen. Sarlo: Senate Budget Committee Hearing Was Frustrating

Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Paul Sarlo says the Senate Committee Budget Hearing was frustrating because Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff did not have answers for all the legislators' questions.

Watch Senate Budget Committee Hearings

Watch the Senate Budget Committee hearings, scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

United launches first Atlantic City flights

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A new era has begun for Atlantic City International Airport. United Airlines launched its first direct service from Chicago and Houston to the southern New Jersey airport on Tuesday, complete with water cannons to ...

Internet gambling no jackpot for NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first few months of Internet gambling have been a bust for New Jersey. Online gaming is now projected to generate about $12 million during its first seven months. That's a far cry from the $180 million Gov. Chris Christie's ...

NJ bar closes _ again _ victimized twice by Sandy

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore restaurant destroyed by Superstorm Sandy encouraged residents of Union Beach last year when its owner moved it a few blocks inland for the first summer after the storm. But Jakeabob's Bay won't live to see ...

J&J accepts $4B Carlyle offer for diagnostics unit

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says it has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J says the deal for the blood-testing unit should close ...

APNewsBreak: Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities

NEW YORK (AP) — The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup, will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities. The commitment, which will be funded over three years, has been dubbed "Pathways to ...

AAA sees gas price hike continuing into April

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's good news and bad news in the latest figures on gas prices released by AAA Mid-Atlantic. While gas prices have been rising nationwide lately, prices at the pump in New Jersey remained steady compared to a week ago. ...

NJ judge OKs settlement in Live Nation suit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has given final approval to a legal settlement that will give free tickets to hundreds of thousands of concertgoers. The 2009 lawsuit against promoter Live Nation claimed it was illegal to tack on a $6 ...

NJ tax preparer pleads guilty to tax evasion

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey tax preparer has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges. The U.S. attorney's office says William Jones pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Camden to a tax evasion charge. Prosecutors say the 67-year-old ...