Business & Economy


NJ Transit Plans $2 Billion Upgrade

NJ Transit is spending nearly $2 billion to replace trains and buses and add seats to all equipment over the next couple of decades.

Atlantic City casino revenues down 1.2 percent

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from ...

WARN notices go to 3,100 Taj Mahal casino workers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down on Nov. 13. Trump Entertainment Resorts says it filed the notices earlier this week. The company filed ...

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened, and an employee has been fired. The parent company of the Growing Tree Learning II in ...

Labor group complains about New Jersey investments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A labor group has filed an ethics complaint claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign. The New Jersey AFL-CIO ...

Rebuilding slow after New Jersey boardwalk fire

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns. The boardwalk that was lost on Sept. 12, 2013, has been rebuilt ...

Five Below distribution center moving from Del.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Five Below, a retailer that sells items to pre-teens and teens for $5 and less, is moving its distribution operations from New Castle to Oldmans Township, New Jersey. The company said in a news release that the new facility ...

Christie wants more tax breaks for Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he will sign a bill laying out new tax incentives for businesses only if non-gambling projects in Atlantic City are eligible for more aid. Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday of additions and ...

Atlantic City job fair draws 1,500

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An estimated 1,500 people attended a job fair for unemployed casino workers in Atlantic City. Lines snaked through the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday. State Labor Commissioner Harold Wirths says nearly 60 ...

NJ Transit expands mobile tickets to south Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit bus passengers in southern New Jersey will be able to use their smartphones to travel. The agency has expanded its My Tix application to 59 bus routes in the south Jersey and Philadelphia area. Customers ...