NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:16:20 EST Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:16:20 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929946&source=RSS New Jersey owners rave about their electric vehicles' safety, performance and 'fun' Scratching his car while backing out of the narrow carport of our vacation rental wasn&#8217t much cause for worry last September when my wife&#8217s cousin Bob was still driving his 20-year-old Honda. But not this September. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929946&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929947&source=RSS Tiny NJ borough becomes battleground for Big Marijuana and anti-weed forces In the tiny Gloucester County borough of Clayton, a battle is shaping up between Big Marijuana and organized anti-weed forces divided over whether a 10 million cannabis cultivation and processing facility should be built on vacant land in an industrial park. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:39:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929947&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929948&source=RSS NJ among most vulnerable states if recession hits If New Jersey&#8217s budget gets rocked by the next economic recession, this time Wall Street analysts will be able to say, &#8220We told you so. &#8221 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929948&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929949&source=RSS Locke Lord's Brown nabs national diversity award Locke Lord Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Paulette Brown was selected as one of 50 honorees to receive the Council on Legal Education Opportunity EDGE award for outstanding contributions in the field of diversity. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929949&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929950&source=RSS Issues and answers A chat with the governor Eight months into the first year of his first term, Gov. Phil Murphy has stayed true to his campaign priorities and enacted a progressive agenda not seen in New Jersey in several years. NJBIZ Government Reporter Daniel J. Munoz recently spoke with the governor to get an update on where matters of critical importance to the state currently stand. . . Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ01/180929950&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ04/180929951&source=RSS Hospital Directory 2018 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180924/NJBIZ04/180929951&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929973&source=RSS NJBIZ names 40 Under 40 Awards winners for 2018 NJBIZ honored the 2018 40 Under 40 awards winners Thursday evening at iPlay America in Freehold. Some names you may know, others you may be seeing for the first time &#8211 but we're betting it won't be the last. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929974&source=RSS NJBIZ unveils 2018 CFO of the Year finalists The NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards honor CFOs, or their equivalents, in seven categories for the work they do to drive their respective companies' success. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929974&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929975&source=RSS NJ unemployment rate hovers at 4.2, still worse than national average New Jersey employers added 1,600 jobs in August but the unemployment rate held at 4. 2 percent. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929975&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929976&source=RSS Time running out on tax amnesty Manafort case highlights resulting sting of FBAR penalties subscriber content An often-misunderstood IRS reporting requirement known as Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts has gained a lot of publicity since Paul Manafort was convicted of bank and tax fraud and other illegal activities. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929976&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929977&source=RSS Special Properties and Christie's expand in Northern NJ with Gavura Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC, a regional affiliate of Christie&#8217s International Real Estate, on Thursday announced the appointment of Robert Gavura as New Jersey regional vice president for Union, Morris and Somerset counties. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:11:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929977&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929978&source=RSS Utilities in NJ to be let get more aggressive trimming trees, clearing vegetation? Yesterday, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee took action by approving a Assembly Bill 2558, to allow more aggressive tree-trimming and vegetation management by the state&#8217s four electric utilities. In a post-storm analysis, the state Board of Public Utilities recommended a more proactive approach to cutting down and. . . Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929978&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929979&source=RSS NJ chamber recognizes Munoz and Sumter as women leaders in innovation The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce awarded its 2018 Alice H. Parker Women Leaders in Innovation Award to Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Shavonda Sumter, at a Thursday evening reception at the National Conference Center in East Windsor. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929979&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929980&source=RSS Heritage tourism NJ's hidden gem #8212 and one of its least-promoted assets subscriber content New Jersey has the potential to bring in a steady stream of tourism dollars from the heritage industry, said Maxine Luers, chair of the New Jersey Historical Commission and a professor emeritus at Seton Hall University. Just look at nearby states as examples. Pennsylvania heavily markets its role in the American Revolution, while Virginia is known. . . Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180921/NJBIZ01/180929980&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929992&source=RSS Natural gas utility gets go-ahead for 135M energy-efficiency measures The state has given approval to New Jersey Natural Gas to spend 135 million over the next three years to help customers lower their bills by reducing energy use. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929992&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929993&source=RSS FanDuel rejects 82K NFL bet payout at NJ racetrack citing odds glitch A New Jersey sports fan is crying foul, claiming FanDuel has refused to pay him more than 82,000 on a bet he placed at the Meadowlands Racetrack during Sunday's NFL Broncos-Raiders game. FanDuel says a brief glitch in its in-game odds-making system artificially inflated the payout by a huge amount. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929993&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929994&source=RSS Sweeney Medical marijuana tax needs to go away Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, said he wants the state to phase out its taxes on medical marijuana, eventually eliminating the tax altogether. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929994&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929995&source=RSS Former Murphy campaign firms to form strategic partnership The public affairs and political consulting firm BGill Group is officially partnering with the public relations company Stateside Affairs, according to a Wednesday announcement from Stateside. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929996&source=RSS Al Crisafulli Turning Love of the Game into big business subscriber content Al Crisafulli says he&#8217s come across some pleasant surprises in the six years since he founded Love of the Game Auctions, which specializes in sports memorabilia for collectors. Ten years ago, however, NJBIZ chose Crisafulli as a 40 Under 40 honoree for his role as co-owner of Novocent Partners, an advertising company that caters to small. . . Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929996&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929997&source=RSS Workers at The Harborage ratify contract with HMH Nursing home workers at The Harborage, Hackensack Meridian Health&#8217s long-term care facility in North Bergen, ratified a new three-year labor contract, according to statement issued late Wednesday by HMH. The workers were represented by Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5097. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:05:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180920/NJBIZ01/180929997&source=RSS