NJBIZ - en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:27:54 EST Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:27:54 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629839&source=RSS N.J. First openly gay contestant to compete at Miss America 2017 in N.J. The pageant is still months away, but Miss Missouri has already etched her place in Miss America history. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629839&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629840&source=RSS WORLD World markets roiled by Brexit as stocks, pound drop gold soars Global markets buckled as Britain&#8217s vote to leave the European Union drove the pound to the lowest in more than 30 years while sparking demand for haven assets from U. S. Treasuries to gold. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629840&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629841&source=RSS U.S. Bernie Sanders I'll probably vote for Clinton Bernie Sanders said Friday he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November, the strongest expression of support yet from the Vermont senator, but he left the door open that he could change his mind. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629841&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629842&source=RSS BUSINESS United Airlines reaches tentative deal with flight attendants United Continental Holdings Inc. reached a tentative deal to bring together its 25,000 flight attendants under a single labor contract. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629842&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629845&source=RSS Barnes Noble Education acquires custom merchandise company Barnes Noble Education, the Basking Ridge-based operator of higher education bookstores, has acquired the assets of a custom merchandise supplier and e-commerce storefront solution serving the college market, it announced Thursday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629845&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/EVENTSGCAWARDS/160629846&source=RSS 2016 General Counsel Awards Highlights Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/EVENTSGCAWARDS/160629846&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629849&source=RSS Withum names chief talent officer WithumSmithBrown PC has named a chief talent officer who will be responsible for the vision and leadership of the Princeton-based accounting and consulting firm's talent management initiatives. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629849&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629850&source=RSS State Senate confirms Consumer Affairs director The state Senate has confirmed Steve Lee as director of the state Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General announced Thursday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629850&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629851&source=RSS Cushman Wakefield arranges office lease with IT firm in Parsippany Cushman Wakefield announced Thursday it has arranged an office lease with an IT expense management software provider at a Class A office property in Parsippany. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629851&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629852&source=RSS Horizon, rival attorneys react to OMNIA report ruling A panel of Appellate Division judges voted to allow the state's largest insurer to keep pages of a highly sought-after report private in two ongoing cases. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:34:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629852&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629853&source=RSS Sabre Real Estate brings insurance brokerage to Bayonne Sabre Real Estate Group LLC, a retail brokerage firm, announced Thursday that it has arranged a retail lease for an insurance brokerage in Bayonne. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629853&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629854&source=RSS Paper goods supplier leases industrial building in Carlstadt A paper goods supplier has leased an industrial building in Carlstadt, NAI James E. Hanson announced Wednesday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629854&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629855&source=RSS Monmouth hospital names operations chief Monmouth Medical Center recently announced Eric Carney as its new chief operating officer. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629855&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629856&source=RSS Costco's bumpy switch from Amex to Visa met with customer anger Costco officially dropped American Express as its credit card partner this week after 16 years, and replaced its store card with a Citi Visa. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629857&source=RSS Most-read Court backs Horizon in pair of cases tied to OMNIA health plan's tiers The state's largest insurer was handed a significant win Thursday in its two major cases with hospitals regarding its newest tiered network plan. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629857&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629858&source=RSS 15 minimum wage bill heads to Christie's desk The Senate voted Thursday to approve a bill that calls for a gradual increase of New Jersey&#8217s minimum wage to 15 per hour over the next five years. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629858&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629859&source=RSS VW to pay about 10.2B to settle emissions claims Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps costing about 10. 2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U. S. , two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629859&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629860&source=RSS N.J. lawmakers move forward on 34.8B state budget The state Senate and Assembly budget committees approved a 34. 8 billion Democratic state budget plan for the coming fiscal year that tacks on about 275 million in spending to Gov. Chris Christie's plan. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629860&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629861&source=RSS Christie files nominations and direct appointment Gov. Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the state Senate and made the following appointment. The governor&#8217s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629861&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629862&source=RSS Who's N.J.'s richest member of Congress? So, who's the richest member of New Jersey's congressional delegation? Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160624/NJBIZ01/160629862&source=RSS