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Man charged with wire fraud on FedEx shipping

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on wire fraud charges for using Department of Defense discounts to ship products though FedEx. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says Anthony Caruso was indicted ...

Asm. Wisniewski: Port Authority Problems Stem From Its Culture

Assemblyman John Wisniewski says that the problems within the Port Authority stem from its culture and that it extends far beyond transparency issues.

Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000. Prosecutors say William Boland pleaded guilty in front of U.S. ...

Checking the facts on New Jersey political ads

New Jersey television viewers are seeing plenty of political commercials ahead of Tuesday's elections. Many of them make assertions about opponents that are not wholly correct — or are at least not the whole story. In the U.S. Senate race, a ...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Analysis: Christie-Cuomo Deal Shows Need For Real Reform at Port Authority

Transparency bill is good first step, but Legislature also needs to strengthen agency against political interference by governors, advocates say.

Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned from NJ Spotlight.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

US voters to decide on billions for conservation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation. It adds up to nearly $16 billion in tax and bond measures, more money than in any previous election for the ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 30, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Gov. Christie campaigning for Beauprez in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez continued a line of attack against Gov. John Hickenlooper centering on public safety, this time with the help of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Beauprez and ...