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Most-read: Rutgers Hall's Class of 2017 features prominent businesspeople

By February 24, 2017 08:38 AM

The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct four honorees into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 6, and the event will have a distinct business flair, featuring accomplished leaders in investing, construction, technology and health care. CONTINUE READING

Trump considering U.S. Bancorp's Davis for Fed board seat, source says

By February 24, 2017 08:35 AM

Donald Trump is considering nominating U.S. Bancorp Chief Executive Officer Richard Davis for the Federal Reserve Board, said people familiar with the matter, as the president prepares to start reshaping the central bank’s approach to monetary policy and Wall Street oversight. CONTINUE READING

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Protesters in N.J. demand rights for immigrants

By February 24, 2017 08:34 AM

President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has stirred fear and anger in New Jersey’s fourth-largest city, sparking civil disobedience and forcing the mayor to issue new directives for cooperating with federal immigration officials. CONTINUE READING

State must step in after Trump kills transgender rules in schools, NJEA says

By February 24, 2017 08:34 AM

New Jersey's largest teachers union called on the state education commissioner Thursday to restore some protections for transgender students after the Trump administration revoked federal guidelines. CONTINUE READING

Christie addiction ad campaign budgeted at $2.6M

By February 24, 2017 08:33 AM

Gov. Chris Christie’s new television and radio advertising campaign for his drug addiction reform plan is currently budgeted at $2.6 million, according to a purchase order obtained by POLITICO New Jersey through a public records request. CONTINUE READING

Taxpayers' cost for Chris Christie security detail tops $2M

By February 24, 2017 08:32 AM

State taxpayers paid more than $2 million to cover the cost of a security detail that traveled with Republican Gov. Chris Christie in his first seven years in office, including when he was making a failed bid for the White House, according to public records. CONTINUE READING

The ultimate guide to filing your taxes for free

By February 24, 2017 08:32 AM

If you bristle at the idea of having to pay to file your taxes, you’ll probably be happy to know that the IRS found 70% of all taxpayers are eligible to prepare and file their federal tax return for free. CONTINUE READING

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores, cut jobs

By February 24, 2017 08:31 AM

J.C. Penney plans to close up to 140 stores and offer buyouts to 6,000 workers as the department-store industry sags in competition with online sellers and nimble niche retailers. CONTINUE READING

NJTC’s 2017 Innovation Forecast at Bell Works highlighted N.J.’s collaborative companies

By Andrew Sheldon
February 23, 2017 05:13 PM

NJ Tech Council President Jim Barrood said he couldn't imagine holding the group’s 2017 Innovation Forecast anywhere but Bell Works. CONTINUE READING

Breaking down Jared Kushner and his family's $1.8B fortune

By February 23, 2017 08:34 AM

Before his sojourn in Washington, D.C., he ran his family's real estate empire, which includes stakes in trophy properties like 666 Fifth Avenue and Manhattan's Puck Building, since 2007. CONTINUE READING

Soda companies, supermarkets report 30-50% sales drop from Philly soda tax

By February 23, 2017 08:32 AM

Two months into the city's sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30 percent to 50 percent drop in beverage sales and are planning for layoffs. CONTINUE READING

Home Goods' parent company TJX to open new home stores, reports say

By February 23, 2017 08:31 AM

The company that owns discount chains Home Goods, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls will be expanding its retail footprint this year. CONTINUE READING

Another dry N.J. town is saying Cheers! to its first brewery

By February 23, 2017 08:31 AM

Gibb's Tavern offered refreshment to residents more than 200 years ago, before Haddonfield became a dry borough. In fact, it wasn't even a borough yet. CONTINUE READING

15 towns where taxes would be highest on the average N.J. home

By February 23, 2017 08:29 AM

New Jersey saw a 2.35 percent increase in average property taxes between 2015 and 2016, according to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. But that difference was not distributed equally between all towns. CONTINUE READING

BPU to invest $8M to enhance energy efficiency at 2 state buildings

By February 23, 2017 08:28 AM

The Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection building are in store for energy makeovers that are expected to save more than a half million dollars annually. CONTINUE READING

Pain patients urge N.J. medicinal marijuana panel to include them in program

By February 23, 2017 08:27 AM

Patients suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, Tourette’s, and drug addiction — or family members serving as their caregivers — made a passionate plea to state regulators to expand New Jersey’s medical marijuana program to cover their conditions, a move that would mark the first major change to the program since it was created seven years ago. CONTINUE READING

The poorest town in each New Jersey county

By February 23, 2017 08:26 AM

Earlier this month, we looked into the wealthiest towns in every county in New Jersey using Census household median income data from 2011-2015. CONTINUE READING

Christie among candidates for sports radio job

By February 23, 2017 08:25 AM

After spending the better part of the past three years competing for a future life in politics – president, vice president or a senior role in the White House – Governor Christie could soon be in contention for a job that would give him a megaphone in the country's largest media market: sports talk radio host. CONTINUE READING

Breaking Glass: Some perspectives from women on the Walk to Washington

By February 22, 2017 04:35 PM

As both a woman and a women in business reporter, I made a few observations while attending the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 80th annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner last week at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. CONTINUE READING

Industry Insights: An open letter: Don't cut the H-1B visa program — expand it

By February 22, 2017 04:34 PM

Many news outlets are reporting that one of the new presidential administration's upcoming executive orders will be a significant overhaul of work visas, including the H-1B program, which is the primary means for technology firms to employ skilled foreign technologists. CONTINUE READING

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