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New Jersey, sports leagues agree: No need for sports betting trial, but horsemen disagree

Source: The Record

Attorneys for five sports organizations — as well as state officials who are battling them in court over sports betting — came to an agreement of sorts on Monday: both sides want a federal judge to issue a summary judgment in the case. Read More »»

Raising N.J. gas tax can have financial and political drawbacks

Source: The Record

Even as gas prices nationwide continue to drop, hitting the lowest average tabs Americans have seen since 2010 — New Jersey continues to maintain its advantage. Average prices here hovered around $2.76 a gallon last week, 17 cents lower than the national average and more than 50 cents cheaper than New York’s. Read More »»

(Most-read Nov. 17) 2 partners exiting Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster to create own firm

Two name partners at Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster are leaving to create a new law firm. Read More »»

Millennial Minded blog: Finding common ground between millennials and boomers

I've always struggled with the idea of labeling an entire generation of people. Experience is so subjective that the whole enterprise can seem a bit daft. Read More »»

Breaking Glass blog: Honoring these Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs

Leading Women Entrepreneurs will host its annual “Rising to New Heights” event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, in recognition of this year's Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. Read More »»

Florham Park company pays $255M for Abbott's animal health unit

Florham Park-based animal health company Zoetis announced Monday that it has a deal in place to purchase the animal health assets of Illinois-based Abbott Animal Health for $255 million. Read More »»

Cantel Medical names new president, announces other promotions

Little Falls-based health care device maker Cantel Medical Corp. announced Monday that it has promoted its chief operating officer to president. Read More »»

ICYMI: NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies ranked - find out who's No. 1

It's an honor every New Jersey business covets, but only one can earn the top spot on the NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Read More »»

Raising of Bayonne Bridge, a feat of engineering, races to meet Panama Canal expansion [Video]

Source: NJ Advanced Media for NJ.com

Driving over the Bayonne Bridge, it’s possible to look through the metal framework of the partially dismantled roadway at the steel tops of shipping containers passing just a few feet below, stacked 15 stories above the waters of the Kill Van Kull on huge ships. Read More »»

Mergers may not be answer to cutting local government costs, Rutgers study finds

Source: NJ Advanced Media for NJ.com

Is a large town cheaper to run than a smaller one? Not necessarily, says a new Rutgers University study, to be released this morning, that concludes bigger is not necessarily better. Read More »»

Small businesses tap social medial for the holidays

Source: The Associated Press

Monif Clarke didn't have a social media strategy for her women's clothing company until this year, when she hired a consultant to help her build one. Read More »»

Bergen County's suburbs embrace a touch of the city 

Source: The Record

Robert Weiner, co-owner of the Bruce the Bed King mattress and furniture store on Hackensack’s Main Street, last week took his 96-year-old father to see a first in the 60 years since his family opened its store — a 222-unit apartment building rising on State Street, a block from downtown. Read More »»

Cash vs. cachet: N.J. eager to lure NYC firms

Source: The Record

Two days after JPMorgan Chase said it had dropped plans to build two new office towers for $6.5 billion in midtown Manhattan, reportedly because New York City refused the company’s request for tax breaks, New Jersey’s economic development team sprang into action. Read More »»

Voice messaging is talk of industry: Kirusa’s rapid growth worldwide is spurred by audio technology

Sometimes even the most devoted of smartphone users worries technology has made connecting with others so impersonal. But Kirusa's got apps for that. Read More »»

At Oticon, company culture is key to success: The 110-year old business always is looking to future

Oticon is affiliated with an approximately $7 billion holding group. It even has a brand-new, 162,000-square-foot Somerset headquarters. But its president, Peer Lauritsen, doesn't have an office. He might be on the highest rung of the ladder for an industry leader in hearing care, but he remains seated among his 500-strong Jersey workforce. How's that for corporate culture? Read More »»

Another chance for wind program: Fishermen's taking plan to BPU again

It has been more than four years since Gov. Chris Christie signed the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act, a measure that was intended to spark the creation of a new green industry in New Jersey and put the state at the forefront of innovation in the sector. Read More »»

Morris County towns dominate list of highest-priced home listings in 2014

The question was simple: Based on real estate listings, which towns in New Jersey had the highest average listings for a four-bedroom, two-bath home? Three of the top four were in Morris County. And six of the top 10 were north of Interstate 78. Read More »»

ICYMI: Christie chief of staff O'Dowd to leave for Cooper executive role

Cooper University Health Care announced Friday that Kevin O'Dowd, Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff, will leave his post within the administration to become its senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Read More »»

Health care enrollees experience few glitches as marketplace opens

SOURCE: The Washington Post

HealthCare.gov and online insurance marketplaces in more than a dozen states opened for a second year on Saturday without the widespread computer troubles that frustrated consumers and the Obama administration when the exchanges debuted 13 months ago. Read More »»

N.J. health commissioner acts to avoid conflict of interest after husband takes Cooper Hospital job

SOURCE: NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

State Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd will refrain from making decisions that would directly affect Cooper University Hospital in Camden after her husband accepted a senior management job there, officials said Friday night. Read More »»

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Breaking Glass

Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison offers tips on how women can rise to the C-suite

Denise Morrison — president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company...

Industry Insights

Comcast honors veterans by partnering with U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes campaign

In March 2012, I was delighted when Comcast Corporation Chairman and CEO, Brian...

Millennial Minded

Which generation of business owners is more confident, millennials or boomers?

A recent Bank of America survey shows small business owners are more confident...

SFW: Suitable for Work

12 N.J. companies earn LGBT 'Best Places to Work' distinction

A study published Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign scores companies...

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