Business & Economy

Ship where nearly 700 fell ill being sanitized

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A cruise ship where nearly 700 passengers and crew members fell ill is being sanitized in preparation for its next voyage. Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas had to cut short a planned 10-day cruise after hundreds of people ...

Chamber Pres. Optimistic About Business Climate for 2014

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken says that he is optimistic about business in New Jersey and around the country.

NJ Senate president: Pension payments must be made

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president says he's willing to shut down the state government over pension payments. Steve Sweeney told the editorial board of The Star Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1dNOquW ) that he'll do everything he ...

Extra Super Bowl rail service begins

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is operating additional trains to handle customers heading to and from Super Bowl activities. Late morning and evening service into and out of New York City will be available on the Northeast Corridor and ...

Snow eating up funds on NJ Turnpike, GSP

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Snow removal is eating up funds on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. The toll roads have spent $14.5 million on snow and salt this month. That compares to $24.7 million for all of 2013. There were 66 snow or ...

Power problems strand 2nd NJ Transit train

NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers stranded on a New Jersey Transit have been rescued. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the Midtown Direct train with 800 passengers aboard left Dover for New York City when it lost power near Secaucus Wednesday. ...

Cruise ship passengers recall days of misery

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill are recalling days of misery being holed up in their rooms and ruined vacations. The Explorer of the Seas returned to its home port of Bayonne, N.J., on Wednesday after ...

2 charged with selling fake Super Bowl tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York say two men have been charged with making and selling counterfeit tickets for the Super Bowl and other postseason NFL games. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner William J. ...

Port Authority chairman’s vote raises question

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Questions are being raised about a high-ranking Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official's support for a $256 million reconstruction of a rundown PATH station in northern Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1hIsSEv) ...

Regulator: New Pa. casino needs to offer more

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the race for Pennsylvania's final stand-alone casino license entered a pivotal stretch Tuesday, state regulators heard from a pair of applicants whose visions for what will work in an increasingly crowded gambling market bore ...