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(Most-read) NJBIZ unveils Real Estate Power 50

By November 23, 2015 08:29 AM

From Newark to Camden and everywhere in between, New Jersey's real estate industry is a powerful part of the state's economy. And in this prominent industry, there are some names that rise to the top when it comes to power. Here they are: NJBIZ's Power 50 most influential people in the real estate industry. CONTINUE READING

Biotech and life sciences: Alive and well in New Jersey

By November 23, 2015 08:23 AM

New Jersey’s preeminent life science trade organization, BioNJ, recently convened the Third Annual BioNJ CEO Summit. This event attracted more than 250 CEOs and life science senior executives. These life science leaders represented big pharma, start-up and mid-stage biotechs, diagnostics and personalized medicine companies, as well as medical device and medical technology companies. CONTINUE READING


Would you pay $19 for a ticket out of airport hell?

By November 23, 2015 08:22 AM

As holiday travel and winter weather converge, the annual ritual is about to unfold at U.S. airports: Flights are canceled, and disgruntled masses throng ticket counters and flood airline call centers hunting for alternatives. Happy holidays? CONTINUE READING

Store chains divided on holiday openings

By November 23, 2015 08:22 AM

This year, retailers are increasingly unsure about how they should sell themselves to shoppers during Black Friday weekend, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. CONTINUE READING

See which N.J. roads have the worst traffic jams in the U.S.

By November 23, 2015 08:19 AM

Jersey drivers know it all too well: Clogged traffic on the same roads, the daily torture of inching ahead as time is lost and gas is guzzled. CONTINUE READING

Fact check: Trump's claims about cheering in Jersey City on 9/11 ring false

By November 23, 2015 08:18 AM

Though Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed — twice — this weekend that he saw "thousands and thousands" of people cheering in Jersey City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the statements ring false in a pair of fact-checks. CONTINUE READING

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood not concerned with lack of public support from administration

By November 23, 2015 08:17 AM

If Kyle Flood is going to be retained as Rutgers' head coach, the university's administration sure is doing a good job keeping the secret. CONTINUE READING

Poll: Nearly half of N.J. voters don’t trust either political party

By November 23, 2015 08:17 AM

A plurality of New Jersey voters do not trust either political party to address the state’s most pressing needs, like high taxes, a broken pension system and the nearly insolvent transportation fund, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. CONTINUE READING

Christie imposed strict residency requirement, then spent hundreds of days out of state

By November 23, 2015 08:16 AM

Even before the autumn presidential campaign season heated up, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had already spent roughly half of the current year out of his state in pursuit of the Republican nomination. As chairman of the GOP’s gubernatorial campaign apparatus, he spent more than a third of 2014 out of state. Those absences — coupled with the state’s economic woes — led a majority of his constituents to tell pollsters they think he should resign. CONTINUE READING

Race to be Christie's successor heating up

By November 23, 2015 08:15 AM

The 2017 gubernatorial race to succeed Gov. Christie was being waged amid the flashing lights of Borgata's dance club, open bars at Caesars, and dozens of other private parties hosted by New Jersey's political elite. CONTINUE READING

Analysis: More hints at GWB defense strategy

By November 23, 2015 08:14 AM

From the start, the political corruption case against two former aides to Governor Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has rested on a unique legal argument — that by clogging Fort Lee with traffic in an alleged act of political revenge, the two former officials violated drivers’ civil rights and misused a federally financed resource. CONTINUE READING

Christie plane evacuated

By November 23, 2015 08:07 AM

Governor Chris Christie was reportedly threatened by another traveler aboard a commercial airliner, prompting all passengers to be removed from the plane, a Fox affiliate reports. CONTINUE READING

Escape rooms bring new attractions to New Jersey

By November 23, 2015 08:06 AM

Eric Rama and Teresa Pulcrano were strangers when they walked into Exit Strategy in Montclair recently. An hour later, when they emerged, Mr. Rama was praising Ms. Pulcrano’s sports trivia knowledge. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Pfizer to merge with Allergan in $160 billion deal

By November 23, 2015 08:05 AM

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said on Monday that it had struck a $160 billion deal, including debt, to merge with Allergan, the maker of Botox, in one of the biggest takeovers in the health care industry. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

At Princeton, Woodrow Wilson, a heralded alum, is recast as an intolerant one

By November 23, 2015 08:04 AM

Few historical figures loom as large in the life of an Ivy League university as Woodrow Wilson does at Princeton. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Split in Trenton on issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

By November 23, 2015 08:03 AM

A bill to allow illegal immigrants in New Jersey to apply for driver’s licenses is fueling impassioned reactions in both parties as state lawmakers consider whether the goal of improving road safety outweighs concerns about national security. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

Polluted industrial sites not a problem for developers in New Jersey

By November 23, 2015 08:02 AM

A decade ago, the real estate mantra “location, location, location” meant little for certain New Jersey industrial properties that were close to New York City but still deemed undesirable. Contaminants from a previous era of heavy manufacturing, among other problems, would send industrial developers walking. (Editor's note: This story may require a subscription.) CONTINUE READING

(Most-read) 11 hospital systems sue state over OMNIA approval

By November 20, 2015 08:37 AM

Eleven New Jersey hospital systems are going to court to challenge the state's approval of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's controversial new OMNIA insurance plan. CONTINUE READING

Berkeley Heights health care services company buying clinical lab firm

By November 20, 2015 08:36 AM

Authentidate Holding Corp., a health care services company based in Berkeley Heights, is acquiring AEON Clinical Laboratories, a Georgia-based testing company, it announced Thursday. CONTINUE READING

Interactive map: Many in N.J. are foreign-born, but few of them are refugees

By November 20, 2015 08:35 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would make it much more difficult for Iraqi and Syrian refugees to enter the country. Gov. Chris Christie earlier this week said he wouldn't admit Syrian refugees, even children under age 5. Humanitarian and civil rights groups are decrying efforts to keep refugees out. CONTINUE READING

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