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The next fight: NJBIA ready to challenge paid sick-leave plan

The next fight: NJBIA ready to challenge paid sick-leave plan

Booker hosts women's small business roundtable in New Brunswick

Booker hosts women’s small business roundtable in New Brunswick

Polls: N.J. voters still don't believe Christie's response to Bridgegate

Polls: N.J. voters still don't believe Christie's response to Bridgegate

Government News

U.S. adds 192,000 jobs in March, unemployment remains stagnant at 6.7 percent

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reported Friday that 192,000 jobs were filled this past March, contributing to the steady increase of available work seen during the first quarter of 2014. Read More »»

Bergman, Time Equities lease Cherry Hill office space to G.S.A.

Bergman Real Estate Group and Time Equities Inc. have leased 20,000 square feet of Cherry Hill office space to the U.S. General Services Administration, the building owners said Thursday. Read More »»

EDA to begin offering N.J. entrepreneurs one-on-one access to investors

Come June, the state Economic Development Authority will begin making a quarterly commitment to giving Garden State entrepreneurs individual access to angel investors and venture capitalists. Read More »»

SJP Properties, Thomson Reuters ink major expansion deal in Hoboken

SJP Properties has signed a 72,000-square-foot lease expansion in Hoboken with Thomson Reuters, allowing the global media company to move ahead with its plan to bring 450 new employees to the city. Read More »»

Poll: Christie approval rating sees slight increase

After consecutive months of falling job approval ratings, support for Gov. Chris Christie has seen a slight bump since last week's internal report into the George Washington Bridge scandal was released, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released Wednesday. Read More »»

N.J. tax court getting new judge as property tax appeals mount

A new judge is coming to New Jersey's tax court, bringing a small bit of much-needed relief to a swelling backlog of property tax appeals. Read More »»

N.J. gives Tesla two more weeks to comply with dealer regulations

After the state Motor Vehicle Commission decided earlier this month to require that all new cars be sold through a franchised dealer rather than directly through a manufacturer, electric carmaker Tesla was effectively banned from operating in New Jersey as of April 1. Read More »»

Patent trolls: New Jersey out to stop companies unfairly profiting from patents

They are called “patent trolls” — and that's the nice nickname. Their critics feel what they do is not so nice. Or ethical. Or really anything other than a shakedown or a shameful money grab. Read More »»

premium content Group says Waterfront Commission is hurting economy by holding up 500 potential port jobs

A coalition of members from the business, labor and legislative communities took to Port Elizabeth last week to call on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to immediately fill what it says are nearly 500 job vacancies across the area's ports. Read More »»

Latest ‘Economic Opportunity Act’ bill approved by Senate

The first part of state Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s (D-Union) “Economic Opportunity Act of 2014” was passed 34-2 by the Senate Thursday, sending the bill onward for Assembly consideration. Read More »»

Report: N.Y. developer eyes Jersey City site for residential high-rise

A New York developer is making its way to Jersey City, reportedly with plans to buy a site in the city’s Journal Square section that could house a 42-story residential tower. Read More »»

Small business owners lash out at Christie over Stronger NJ grant comments

Ahead of Gov. Chris Christie's scheduled town hall in Belmar Tuesday, a group of small business owners, organized by the New Jersey Main Street Alliance, gathered to criticize the governor for comments he had previously made regarding the Economic Development Authority's handling of the Stronger NJ Business Grant and the Stronger NJ Business Loan programs. Read More »»

Former Congressman Rob Andrews joins board of N.J. Health Care Quality Institute

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute announced Tuesday that former New Jersey Congressman Rob Andrews has joined its board of directors. Read More »»

Bill to raise minimum wage for tipped workers advances

A bill sponsored by a number of Democrats that would increase the minimum hourly wage for employees working on tops was voted on Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee. Read More »»

International Internet gaming bill advanced by Senate committee

A bill that would essentially open up the state's online gaming market to a worldwide customer base was unanimously advanced Monday by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee. Read More »»

Report: Internal review absolves Christie of wrongdoing in bridge scandal

The internal review commissioned two months ago by Gov. Chris Christie into the George Washington Bridge scandal will soon be released and find that the governor had no role in the planning or execution of the lane closures, according to a report Monday by The New York Times. Read More »»

Jonathan Rose breaks ground on South Orange redevelopment project

Jonathan Rose Cos. broke ground Friday on a project to transform a South Orange parking lot into 215 new apartments, just steps from the village's downtown and a rail station to Manhattan. Read More »»

Top 10 N.J. towns with highest average property taxes

New Jersey is known for being the king of the property tax castle, and it's no secret that homeowners in these 10 towns may be paying some of the highest taxes in America. Read More »»

Guadagno: N.J. tourism industry hit record-high in 2013

New Jersey's tourism industry generated a record-high of more than $40 billion in overall related demand last year, representing a 1.3 percent increase from 2012, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Thursday. Read More »»

NJBIA hosts 4th annual 'Made in New Jersey Day' in Trenton

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association hosted its 4th annual 'Made in New Jersey Day' at the State House in Trenton last Thursday. Read More »»

Poll Question of the Week:

The federal government released a massive amount of data regarding Medicaid reimbursement. Was this a good idea?

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A farewell, as I go break a little glass of my own

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To provide a health plan or not provide a health plan? That is the employer's question

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With million-dollar paydays, Rutgers is making sure its medical school has a sporting chance

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Chamber president, Lt. Gov. candidate debate minimum wage hike in radio interview

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