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HFF arranges multimillion-dollar financing for retail center in Monmouth County

Florham Park-based HFF announced Tuesday that it has arranged a multimillion-dollar financing for a retail center in Tinton Falls. Read More »»

Freedom Mortgage announces acquisition of Continental Home Loans

Mount Laurel-based residential mortgage lender Freedom Mortgage Corp. announced Monday it had reached an agreement with Continental Home Loans of Melville, New York, to acquire the assets of the Long Island-based mortgage lender. Read More »»

ZAIS Financial acquires La. mortgage company

Red Bank-based real estate investment trust ZAIS Financial Corp. announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of GMFS LLC, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based residential mortgage company, for approximately $62.8 million. Read More »»

Valley National, 1st United complete merger

Wayne-based Valley National Bancorp, the holding company of Valley National Bank, announced Monday that it has completed its merger with 1st United Bancorp Inc., effective Nov. 1, 2014. Read More »»

Beacon Trust acquires Suffolk Bancorp’s wealth management business

Morristown-based wealth management firm Beacon Trust Company, a subsidiary of The Provident Bank, has acquired Suffolk County National Bank’s wealth management business, Suffolk announced Monday. Read More »»

Honeywell increasing annual dividend 15%

Honeywell announced Friday that it is increasing its regular, annual cash dividend 15 percent. Read More »»

Princeton Area Community Foundation names CEO and president

The Princeton Area Community Foundation board of trustees announced Thursday that it has named Jeffrey Vega its CEO and president. Read More »»

Prominent car rental firm sees net income soar 29 percent

Avis Budget Group Inc. announced Wednesday that its revenue and earnings rose in the third quarter of 2014 from the year-ago period. Read More »»

Alternative-investment firm promotes two members of portfolio management team

Princeton-based Equinox Financial Group LLC, which specializes in alternative investments, on Wednesday announced a pair of portfolio management promotions. Read More »»

Wells Fargo veteran Michelle Lee to run community banking operations for Eastern Region

Wells Fargo announced Wednesday that 31-year company veteran Michelle Lee has been promoted to oversight of its community banking operations for the entire Eastern Region. Read More »»

Economic development corporation begins final round of Sandy relief loans

Nonprofit economic development corporation UCEDC has launched its last round of 2 percent working capital loans for small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy, it said Tuesday. Read More »»

To stay in Gateway or to go? Prudential to do both in Newark

Prudential Financial will retain a presence at Three Gateway Center in Newark even after it opens its new office tower in the city next summer, according to brokers involved with the deal. Read More »»

Investors Bank's new team offers credit lines based on life insurance value

Investors Bank, based in Short Hills, announced Monday that is creating a new division that broadens its lending capabilities. Read More »»

Wells Fargo Private Bank names New Jersey wealth management leader

Wells Fargo Private Bank announced Monday that Amrit Walia will serve as regional managing director for the New Jersey market. Read More »»

Freshpet announces it is going public, files for IPO

Secaucus-based pet food company Freshpet Inc. announced Monday that it will be conducting an initial public offering of stock. Read More »»

Companies can save $11,000 a year by letting employees work from home part-time, study finds

Odds are that a nearly half of today's workforce has the same thought while sitting in traffic, inhaling fumes and listening to car horns blare. Read More »»

Q&A: Gretchen Wilcox, on her firm's 20th anniversary, gives credit to the group

Being a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry has certainly helped G.S. Wilcox & Co. garner recognition, but that's not why the firm has thrived in the 20 years since its founding. Read More »»

Sure, N.J. pays well compared with other states, but when you factor in the cost of living…

Rasmussen College has created a new salary-comparison tool that factors in cost of living, adjusting a particular profession's wage to reflect the state where the job is done. Read More »»

BASF overcomes challenges to post sales and earnings gains

Chemical company BASF Group said Friday that it overcame a “challenging” economy to post slightly higher sales and earnings in the third quarter of 2014. Read More »»

Wyndham sees strong growth across major business units

Hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation on Friday announced its earnings and revenue rose in the third quarter of 2014 from the previous year's third quarter. Read More »»

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