NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:51:25 EST Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:51:25 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829837&source=RSS NJBIZ names CFO of the Year finalists for 2016 NJBIZ is pleased to present the finalists for its annual CFO of the Year Awards for 2016. These awards celebrate the financial executives at all levels who contribute to their companies' successes and the growth of the Garden State economy. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829837&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/INDINSIGHTS/160829838&source=RSS Mergers and competition How merger transactions impact consumers With some calling 2015 &#8220the Year of the Merger,&#8221 we saw a whopping 4. 7 trillion in mergers last year, the largest volume in history. Shell and BG Group, Time Warner and Charter Communications, Dell and EMC, Heinz and Kraft, all began consolidating. Despite this ever-growing trend, little attention has been paid to how these. . . Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/INDINSIGHTS/160829838&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829839&source=RSS Some N.J. gas customers could pay 161 to save 62, expert says The costs associated with the PennEast pipeline and two other projects in the works by New Jersey Natural Gas will dwarf any savings ratepayers may have been hoping to save on their utility bills, an expert's analysis shows. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829839&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829840&source=RSS Atlantic City could soon lose thousands more casino jobs New Jersey&#8217s casino employment picture is still evolving. A new Stockton University study finds one in five Atlantic City casino jobs have fallen victim to closings since the year 2014, and no one knows what will happen in Atlantic City if North Jersey gets casinos. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829840&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829841&source=RSS North Jersey lawmaker blasts campaign against casino referendum New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo didn&#8217t mince words when he criticized campaigns opposing the North Jersey casino referendum. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829841&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829842&source=RSS American Dream is not alone A look at other N.J. projects that struggled The long-dormant American Dream Meadowlands is sputtering to life with the state&#8217s approval this week of 1. 15 billion in financing for the titanic mall-amusement park combo envisioned in East Rutherford. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829842&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829843&source=RSS Meadowlands at 40 Complex at a crossroads The Meadowlands Racetrack opened Sept. 1, 1976, before a recorded crowd of 42,133 &#8212 a figure that does not reflect the thousands more who knocked down temporary fencing in their exuberance to bear witness to the debut of the first venue to open at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829843&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829844&source=RSS In varied ways, costs of New Jersey bridge scandal add up With soaring approval ratings and prospects of a landslide re-election in the fall of 2013, it appeared little could slow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ascension. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829844&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829845&source=RSS Donald Trump's campaign hires ex-Christie aide to bolster political operation Donald J. Trump&#8217s campaign has hired Bill Stepien, a former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose role in the Bridgegate scandal led to his firing and denied him the central role he was expected to play in the governor&#8217s presidential run. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829845&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829846&source=RSS Health insurers' pullback threatens to create monopolies Nearly a third of the nation&#8217s counties look likely to have just a single insurer offering health plans on the Affordable Care Act&#8217s exchanges next year, according to a new analysis, an industry pullback that adds to the challenges facing the law. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829846&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829847&source=RSS Your business trip might be destroying your health The U. S. Travel Association reports that United States residents logged 459 million business trips in 2015. How many trips did you contribute to that astronomical number? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829847&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829848&source=RSS J.C. Penney aims to be king of the mall as Macy's, Sears retreat J. C. Penney Co. is in a surprising position more than four years after it was almost run aground by a former chief executive officer It could be the last department store standing at your local mall. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160829/NJBIZ01/160829848&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829876&source=RSS NJBIZ names CFO of the Year finalists for 2016 NJBIZ is pleased to present the finalists for its annual CFO of the Year Awards for 2016. These awards celebrate the financial executives at all levels who contribute to their companies' successes and the growth of the Garden State economy. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829876&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829877&source=RSS Survey Gender diversity makes N.J. companies more competitive According to the latest business climate survey of state CEO&#8217s and company presidents released this week by CohnReznick and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, 87 percent reported that gender diversity in the workplace makes a company more competitive and is a priority in at their company. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829877&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829878&source=RSS 1B deal could breathe life into Meadowlands megamall American Dream Meadowlands took a step toward completion Thursday when a state board approved a 1. 1 billion financing plan for the troubled project. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829878&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829879&source=RSS N.J. public pension system still among worst-funded in U.S. New Jersey's public pension fund is shakier than all but two U. S. states also known for their notoriously underfunded retirement systems, according to a new comparison by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829880&source=RSS Christie critic seeks answers about Trump's Atlantic City tax break One of Gov. Chris Christie's most vocal critics in the New Jersey Legislature said she's filed a public records request to the governor's administration seeking documents related to a controversial 25 million tax break the state gave in 2011 to the Atlantic City casinos once owned by Donald Trump. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829880&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829881&source=RSS Want to own a newspaper? A Vermont contest has trouble finding takers Like most people who work for small newspapers, Vanessa Fournier wears many hats. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829881&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829882&source=RSS LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829882&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829883&source=RSS Biden to announce new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor improvements Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160826/NJBIZ01/160829883&source=RSS