NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:24:58 EST Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:24:58 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419849&source=RSS Rolling chair companies seek to halt trial run for jitney trams on Atlantic City Boardwalk Two rolling chair companies will take Atlantic City to court Wednesday after City Council approved a trial run for jitney trams. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419849&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419850&source=RSS State probe confirms Sandy energy grant program fraught with errors The head of a state committee responsible for doling out 25 million in Sandy energy grants has told the legal team hired by the Christie administration for the internal review of the Bridgegate scandal that his group's original decisions were seriously flawed due to &#8220data entry errors. &#8221 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419850&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419851&source=RSS Demolition of vacant buildings at future LG headquarters in Englewood Cliffs under way Demolition of the vacant buildings where LG Electronics plans to build its new North American headquarters began this week, despite mounting calls from national and regional officials to reduce the height of the 143-foot building, which would be the only high-rise north of Fort Lee. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419851&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419852&source=RSS Most-read April 15 Women are gaining greater market share and momentum in startup space It was 2001, and the stock market had just crashed. But Saki Dodelson had an idea &#8212 one she knew she could turn into a 150 million company. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419852&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419853&source=RSS Chris Christie calls for no limits to campaign donations, end to realty transfer fees As he continues trying to shift attention from the scandal gnawing at his administration, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday expressed support for a pair of controversial proposals allowing unlimited campaign donations and scrapping a home sellers fee that produces big bucks for the state budget. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419853&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419854&source=RSS More subpoenas from Bridgegate committee likely committee hasn't ruled out calling Christie Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the co-chair of the legislativepanel investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal, said the committee will likely begin calling witnesses to testify as early as next month and hasn't ruled out calling the governor. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:59:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419854&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419855&source=RSS PSEG chief expresses frustration with 3.9B grid-hardening proposal's lengthy review Expressing a mounting level of frustration, Public Service Enterprise Group chief executive Ralph Izzo today repeated his call for the state to approve a multibillion-dollar infrastructure-hardening project the company proposed shortly after Hurricane Sandy. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419855&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419856&source=RSS New Jersey ranks poorly in Rich States, Poor States report The sixth-edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Rich States, Poor States report is out&#8212and it doesn't paint a pretty picture of New Jersey. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419857&source=RSS Madison developer seeks crowdsourced funding for app against distracted driving Peter Gallagher, Madison resident and chief executive officer of the mobile health technology company LINX Impact, is seeking 5,000 in crowdsourced funding on Kiva Zip for the further development of an app against distracted driving&#8212Rider Revenge. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419857&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419880&source=RSS Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday&#8217s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419881&source=RSS Women are gaining greater market share and momentum in startup space It was 2001, and the stock market had just crashed. But Saki Dodelson had an idea &#8212 one she knew she could turn into a 150 million company. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419881&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419882&source=RSS Most-read April 14 Longest-serving Port Authority commissioner stepping down Anthony Sartor, the head of the well-respected Warren-based engineering firm PSS and longest serving commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is retiring after serving on its board for 15 years and through six Garden State governors. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:05:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419882&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419883&source=RSS Bridgegate panel to begin calling witnesses next month After receiving 75 interview memos compiled by the governor&#8217s internal investigation team, Assemblyman John Wisniewski D-Middlesex, co-chairman of the Legislature&#8217s Select Committee on Investigation, said yesterday his panel would begin calling witnesses next month to testify in the Bridgegate scandal. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419883&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419884&source=RSS Tax advice for small businesses, self-employed from N.J. CPAs During what tax preparers call the off-season &#8212 the months and weeks between April 15 and next February, when a new flurry of W-2 forms get mailed &#8212 accounting firms have plenty of deadlines to meet for their small-business clients. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:01:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419885&source=RSS Mounting Toys 'R' Us debt worries investors Toys &#8220R&#8221 Us&#8217s debt ratios returned to levels last seen following its 6. 6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005, underscoring heightened concern among investors that the retailer may not be able to recover from its biggest loss in nearly three decades. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:59:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419885&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419886&source=RSS Online gambling is up, but fails to lift AC casinos New Jersey casinos brought in 15 percent more from online gambling in March over the previous month, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset the diminishing revenue from Atlantic City's long-struggling brick-and-mortar casinos. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419886&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419887&source=RSS Novartis to lay off 215 N.J. support staff employees Novartis will lay off 215 support staff employees in New Jersey, nearly all from its East Hanover headquarters, the company said Monday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419887&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419888&source=RSS N.J. voters more laid back about marijuana, poll says New Jersey voters are getting more mellow when it comes to marijuana, according to a poll released today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:51:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419888&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419911&source=RSS The next fight NJBIA ready to challenge paid sick-leave plan For a third time in just over six months, Stefanie Riehl is dusting off her boxing gloves. Riehl began fighting against mandatory paid sick-leave bills back in September when Jersey City became the first municipality in the state to draft and pass an ordinance requiring employers to offer paid sick time to their workers. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419911&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419912&source=RSS Cost comparison Insurers eager to talk price points Whether it's an MRI, knee surgery or another medical procedure, consumers are turning to the Web to research and price shop for health care providers. Insurers have taken notice &#8212 and they're lending a hand to their members with tools such as rating systems and cost estimators. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419912&source=RSS