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Atlantic City-area legislators ask Casino Control Commission to delay Showboat, Trump Plaza closures

Three Atlantic City-area state legislators sent a letter Tuesday to the Casino Control Commission requesting it direct Showboat and Trump Plaza to remain open and delay their anticipated closures by four months. Read More »»

Which N.J. city was Forbes’ worst for business?

Forbes took a look at the best and worst business climates nationwide recently, and as far as New Jersey was concerned, you could say “the house lost.” Read More »»

Pair of court rulings split on Obamacare subsidies for those who bought insurance on HealthCare.gov

A federal appeals court Tuesday dealt a stunning blow to the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the billions of dollars in government subsidies that have enabled millions of Americans to buy health insurance on the federal online marketplace at HealthCare.gov are illegal. Read More »»

Poll: Approval rating remains unchanged for Christie

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll released Tuesday shows that for the second straight month, Gov. Chris Christie has maintained an approval rating of 44 percent. Another 41 percent reported that they disapprove of the job Christie is doing. Read More »»

OSHA cites Forever 21 over Wayne violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited fashion retailer Forever 21 for “serious safety hazards” at its Wayne location, it said Monday. Read More »»

premium content Calling card: The lieutenant governor is focused on business needs

Even if you don't know Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno personally, there's a good chance you might still have her cell phone number. That's because she regularly gives it out to business leaders, often in front of large crowds at big events. Read More »»

Is Jersey scaring Philly? Not yet: Camden area still has ways to go, experts say

It was subtle and yet, at the same time, completely in your face. In the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline and its prized Navy Yard, Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers gathered last week at the site of a future marine terminal in Paulsboro, touting the economic benefits of establishing a new working port. Read More »»

Would U.S. be better off with more businesspeople in charge?

An overwhelming majority of Americans think the country would be better-run if people with business and management experience were in charge, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Read More »»

Report: Amid overly optimistic revenue projections, Christie's chief economist resigns

Charles Steindel, chief economist of the New Jersey Department of Treasury, has resigned from his post to pursue a college teaching position, according to a report this morning from Bloomberg News. Read More »»

Learn how census secrets can help businesses

“Know your audience,” is a common bit of advice given to public speakers. And the aphorism isn't too different when advising those starting a business. Read More »»

At hedge-fund conference, Christie says he's in 'no rush' to decide on 2016

In an interview Wednesday before Wall Street leaders at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York City, Gov. Chris Christie said he's in “no rush” to decide whether or not he'll run for president in 2016. Read More »»

EDA solicits $1M loan for tech share space

The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced plans Wednesday to publish solicitation at the end of July seeking a for-profit developer of technology shared space projects to establish a new or expanded facility. Read More »»

Architects find a niche in public safety solutions

With extreme weather events and heightened concerns about homeland security, the needs of police and public safety agencies are changing, perhaps more than ever. Read More »»

Christie touts South Jersey projects in Paulsboro, Camden

A marine terminal in Paulsboro took one step closer to becoming a reality Monday, when Holt Logistics Corp. announced that it was partnering with the South Jersey Port Corporation in order to construct a future working port on the Delaware River that is expected to create 850 permanent jobs upon completion. Read More »»

Officials praise N.J. incentives as Marathon Data opens new headquarters in Neptune

State officials have touted the triumph of Panasonic's move to Newark, a move they said legitimizes the rebirth of a once-proud New Jersey city. They'll do the same for Holtec International and its newly minted proposal to build a facility in Camden. Read More »»

Booker hosts forum on how to market a small business through social networking

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, in partnership with the Internet Association, hosted a technology forum Friday that focused on the use of social networking on the Internet as a means for innovation in the marketing of a small business. Read More »»

Regional architecture groups look at critical infrastructure in a post-Sandy world

Chapters of the American Institute of Architects from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island held a “regional recovery working group” Friday on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, focusing on changes to critical infrastructure design in a post-Hurricane Sandy world. Read More »»

Finance counseling company keeping jobs in Jersey, moving to Manalapan

Freehold-based nonprofit Novadebt, a nationwide personal finance counseling organization, announced Thursday it's relocating and expanding its headquarters to Manalapan, keeping nearly 200 jobs in New Jersey. Read More »»

Projects in Bayonne, Secaucus among those approved for incentives by EDA

Camden stole the show at the Economic Development Authority's meeting Thursday, netting the board's approval of a 10-year, $260 million award for energy industry manufacturer Holtec International to build a 600,000-square-foot facility on its waterfront. The award itself is the third-largest ever approved in the EDA’s history. But the day also saw the approval of roughly $34 million in other incentives, given out to projects in Secaucus, Trenton, Newark and Bayonne. Read More »»

Health plan legislation meets with resistance

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop spoke Thursday against the proposed legislation that would significantly loosen state regulation of multiple employer, self-insured health plans — something Fulop warned could undermine the Affordable Care Act. Read More »»

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