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Google challenges Amazon with same-day deliveries during holiday

Source: Bloomberg News

Google is gaining ground in the market for same-day package deliveries, stepping up competition with Amazon.com, eBay and a host of start-ups during the busy holiday shopping season. Read More »»

(Most-read Dec. 23) SJP Properties inks lease with e-commerce startup Jet.com at new Hoboken building

E-commerce startup Jet.com will open its headquarters at SJP Properties’ new 500,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Hoboken, the developer said. Read More »»

ICYMI: NJBIZ presents the 24 Lists of Christmas, Day 22: Top Savings Banks and Associations

Today's List is of New Jersey's Top Savings Banks and Associations ranked by New Jersey deposits. Read More »»

Bussel brokers $1.45M sale of industrial facility in Plainfield

Bussel Realty Corp., an Edison-based industrial real estate services firm, announced Monday it has brokered the sale of a 19,400-square-foot industrial facility in Plainfield. Read More »»

Vacant supermarkets across South Jersey hard to fill, hurt neighboring businesses

Source: South Jersey Times

Oh to be a "dead mall," those towering tombstones of the American Dream. People always remember you, trespass to meet you, photograph inside of you, publish books about you and travel to find more of your kind. Dead supermarkets though? Eh, chopped liver. Read More »»

Urban Enterprise Zone legislation to keep revenue in communities goes to Christie for approval

Source: South Jersey Times

It may be a penny, but state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1) has fought for that penny. Lawmakers in both the state Senate and Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would reinvigorate the Urban Enterprise Zone program, which assists in raising tax revenue in 37 economically challenged areas in New Jersey. Read More »»

N.J.’s construction forecasts hit $39.8 billion high

Source: NJ Business Magazine

Private- and public-sector agencies reported that construction spending for the next two years will be at a new high of $39.8 billion. Read More »»

For New Jersey residents, health care landscape saw significant shifts in 2014

Source: NJ Spotlight

More New Jerseyans than ever have health insurance as 2014 comes to an end; perhaps the most important change in an eventful year for healthcare in the state. Read More »»

Two N.J., pharma companies leading search for Ebola vaccine

Source: The Record

Biopharmaceutical companies generate billions in economic activity for New Jersey, but don't expect their latest, most high-profile venture — tackling the Ebola epidemic — to add much to their bottom line. Industry leaders say they have a greater goal in mind. Read More »»

(Most-read Dec. 21) Which N.J. college is nation's best value? You might not believe it

Kiplinger Personal Finance has announced its top 300 public and private colleges in terms of value, and while seven total institutions in New Jersey found themselves on the list, one in particular found itself at No. 1 overall. And the answer may surprise you. Read More »»

ICYMI: NJBIZ presents the 24 Lists of Christmas, Day 21: Top Environmental Firms

This List is of New Jersey's Top Environmental Firms ranked by the number of New Jersey employees. Read More »»

Windows of opportunity: Mixing art, manufacturing is winning play for Ascalon Studios

Manufacturing is often perceived to be dull and monotonous. But Ascalon Studios in West Berlin has been adding color to the industry for more than 30 years. “Andy Warhol called his studio 'the factory' — we call our factory 'the studio,' ” President David Ascalon said. Read More »»

SJP Properties inks lease with e-commerce startup Jet.com at new Hoboken building

E-commerce startup Jet.com will open its headquarters at SJP Properties’ new 500,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Hoboken, the developer said. Read More »»

Source: Christie to keynote 2015 N.J. Chamber ‘Walk to Washington’ dinner

According to a source close to the matter, Gov. Chris Christie will again deliver the keynote address at a congressional dinner hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce as part of its annual “Walk to Washington” event on February 19. Read More »»

Despite lack of customers, Taj Mahal still in business

SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City

Three hours after Trump Taj Mahal was scheduled to close at 6 a.m. Saturday, becoming the fifth casino in the resort to do so this year, its cavernous gaming floor was virtually empty, the number of employees seeming to outnumber the guests. Read More »»

Officials making their pitches for a N.J. casino

SOURCE: The Record

As lawmakers in Trenton hash out the details of a referendum that could allow casino gambling to expand beyond Atlantic City, a rush has started among North Jersey officials touting their turf as the best location to guarantee financial success for the state. Read More »»

As Mercedes-Benz considers leaving N.J., state legislators, officials scramble to act

SOURCE: NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Mercedes-Benz has hired commercial real estate juggernaut CBRE Group Inc. to help it find a new home as it considers leaving New Jersey, according to sources with direct knowledge of the action. Read More »»

2 NYPD police officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

SOURCE: CNN

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an area with higher crime, police said. That's where they were slain, ambush-style -- Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at an evening news conference. Read More »»

ICYMI Saturday: NJBIZ presents the 24 Lists of Christmas, Day 20: Top Public Relations Firms

Saturday's List was New Jersey's Top Public Relations Firms, ranked by New Jersey public relations fees in 2013. Read More »»

Most-Read Saturday: Gibbons attorney returns to political world

A director of a notable Newark-based law firm was appointed general counsel of the Senate Democratic Majority Office. Read More »»

Poll Question of the Week:

Would you have preferred a bonus over a holiday party?

Breaking Glass

Family-unfriendly policies driving moms from the workplace

Running away to Europe is probably not the first thing on any new mother's mind.

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