Business & Economy

NY, Conn. up heat help in food stamp cut end-run

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut and New York are boosting spending in federal heating assistance to preserve far greater food stamp money in an end-run around federal budget cuts central to a massive farm bill. Social service advocates are ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise again

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.37, up 3 cents from last week. But that's much lower than ...

Division of Gaming Director Pushing for Multi-State Slots System for Summer

Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck says he is pushing for a multi-state slots system to be up and running by this summer.

Mayor: AC will be more business friendly

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor promises to make the city more business-friendly. Speaking at an economic development forum Friday, Don Guardian said the city has already made changes to ease the process of investing and ...

Sporting goods stores battle in NJ lawsuit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AS rival sporting goods store claims the CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods pretended to be an executive from a rival sporting goods chain in an effort to get confidential information. The claim is at the heart of a lawsuit filed ...

Prince Global Sports moving to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A leading manufacturer of tennis and racket sports equipment and apparel has announced that its company's headquarters are moving to Atlanta. Prince Global Sports officials said in a statement Thursday that the company is finalizing ...

NJ tax preparer admits preparing false returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a northern New Jersey tax preparation business has admitted he filed false tax returns on behalf of clients. Kellar Covington Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark Thursday to willfully preparing false ...

Salary, pension bill shelved for now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would have given Gov. Chris Christie the power to raise salaries for his cabinet, increased judges' pay and tweaked the public employee pension law to benefit a few elected officials is on hold indefinitely. ...
Front row from left: Ellen Schisler, Director of Development and Marketing, Autism New Jersey, Robbinsville; Patricia Hartpence, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Giving, NJM Insurance Group; Richard Uniacke, Director of Marketing, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Hillside; Diane Paraskevas, Special Events & Corporate Accounts, Special Olympics New Jersey, Lawrenceville; Karen Drzik, Executive Vice President of Development, National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, Paramus. Back row, from left: Todd Shellenberger, Vice President of Development, Make-a-Wish New Jersey, Monroe Township; Lou Alcuri, Promotions Coordinator, NJM Insurance Group; Mike Van Wagner, Vice President, Public Affairs, NJM Insurance Group; Jim Roberts, President, National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, Paramus. Photo courtesy of Eric Stenson.

NJM donates $50,000 to charity from DNT TXT initiative

NJM Insurance Group donated $50,000 in recognition of it's DNT TXT N DRV (Don't Text and Drive) program.

NJ utility raising bills for power restoration

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second-largest utility company has been given tentative permission to raise customers' bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power after Superstorm Sandy and three other major storms in 2011 and 2012. Under ...