NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:41:06 EST Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:41:06 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829876&source=RSS NJBIZ names CFO of the Year finalists for 2016 NJBIZ is pleased to present the finalists for its annual CFO of the Year Awards for 2016. These awards celebrate the financial executives at all levels who contribute to their companies' successes and the growth of the Garden State economy. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829876&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829877&source=RSS Survey Gender diversity makes N.J. companies more competitive According to the latest business climate survey of state CEO&#8217s and company presidents released this week by CohnReznick and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, 87 percent reported that gender diversity in the workplace makes a company more competitive and is a priority in at their company. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829877&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829878&source=RSS 1B deal could breathe life into Meadowlands megamall American Dream Meadowlands took a step toward completion Thursday when a state board approved a 1. 1 billion financing plan for the troubled project. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829878&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829879&source=RSS N.J. public pension system still among worst-funded in U.S. New Jersey's public pension fund is shakier than all but two U. S. states also known for their notoriously underfunded retirement systems, according to a new comparison by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829880&source=RSS Christie critic seeks answers about Trump's Atlantic City tax break One of Gov. Chris Christie's most vocal critics in the New Jersey Legislature said she's filed a public records request to the governor's administration seeking documents related to a controversial 25 million tax break the state gave in 2011 to the Atlantic City casinos once owned by Donald Trump. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829881&source=RSS Want to own a newspaper? A Vermont contest has trouble finding takers Like most people who work for small newspapers, Vanessa Fournier wears many hats. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829881&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829882&source=RSS LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829882&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829883&source=RSS Biden to announce new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor improvements Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829884&source=RSS Trump's big immigration reversal shaped by Christie, Giuliani says Donald Trump's pivot away from his calls for mass deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants is the result of prodding by Gov. Chris Christie, according to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829885&source=RSS Passaic council won't disclose terms of developer's tax abatement deal The Passaic City Council has introduced an ordinance to grant a 30-year tax abatement to the owner of newly redeveloped People&#8217s Bank building on Main Avenue, but the city is refusing to disclose the terms of the financial agreement until after the ordinance has been adopted. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829885&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829886&source=RSS A wildcard called savvy Nick Scutari and the prospect of a Senate presidency Union County has always struggled not to appear like a miniaturized version of Essex County. It&#8217s no accident that it derives from Essex, lopped off like a side of smoked sausage in 1857. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829886&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/INDINSIGHTS/160829887&source=RSS Women's Equality Day Much to celebrate, much to fight for This week we celebrate Women's Equality Day, established to commemorate women earning the right to vote. While we rightly celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in the fight for equality, it is also an appropriate time to reflect on areas where the fight continues &#8212 namely, the fight for pay equity. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:11:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/INDINSIGHTS/160829887&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829905&source=RSS Pfizer to buy antibiotics from AstraZeneca for 725 million Pfizer agreed to buy an antibiotics business from AstraZeneca for 725 million as well as other payouts, settling for one piece of a company it once tried to acquire. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829905&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829906&source=RSS Most-read Big HQ moves bolstered suburban lease activity in Q2, CBRE says Some major headquarters leases helped boost the suburban office market in the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest report from CBRE Group Inc. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829906&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829907&source=RSS 5 N.J. colleges with the highest student debt One Jersey Shore university is among a group of colleges with the highest-average student loan debt in the state, according to a new report by LendEDU, an online marketplace for student borrowers. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829907&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829908&source=RSS All of the Turnpike and Parkway rest stops ranked from worst to best The three certainties of life on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway tolls, traffic, and the rest stop. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829908&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829909&source=RSS Governor MVC visits will improve with new customer service initiatives The summer heat is nothing compared to the heat motor vehicle officials have been getting from customers complaining about computer and other glitches that have led to long lines and frustration at MVC sites across the state. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829909&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829910&source=RSS Fulop announces new political strategy team, hinting at gubernatorial ambitions With speculation mounting that his entrance into New Jersey&#8217s 2017 gubernatorial race is imminent, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced on Wednesday a new group of strategists that will be joining his political team. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829910&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829911&source=RSS These 2 N.J. counties are ready to sue Christie administration over road freeze Two New Jersey counties have filed notice they may sue the Christie administration for freezing promised funding for local road projects as the governor and Democratic legislative leaders tangle over transportation funding. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829911&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829912&source=RSS New York-area airports on pace to set records Passenger traffic at New York's three major airports plus Atlantic City is on a record-setting pace. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160825/NJBIZ01/160829912&source=RSS