NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:44:52 EST Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:44:52 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729803&source=RSS Most-read Christie Dems' latest TTF plan 'dead on arrival' Gov. Chris Christie is not a fan of the latest proposal put forth by Democrats last week calling for a 23-cent per gallon gas tax to replenish the state&#8217s depleted Transportation Trust Fund. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729803&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729804&source=RSS FAST appoints EVP of delivery, operations FAST, a provider of componentized software, announced Tuesday that it has appointed Gary Siegel as executive vice president of delivery and operations. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729804&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729805&source=RSS Jersey City securities firm to acquire Neonet Jersey City-based KCG Holdings Inc. , a securities firm, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Neonet Securities AB, an agency broker and execution specialist based in Sweden. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729805&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729806&source=RSS Industry Insights Now is the time to rethink how we build a modern life sciences infrastructure for the next generation PlanSmart NJ recently announced its findings on underutilized office and retail centers in its Guide to the Future. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729806&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729807&source=RSS Great news for riders as potential NJ Transit strike derailed NJ Transit's board approved contracts with two holdout rail unions Wednesday, ending labor negotiations that took more than five years. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729807&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729808&source=RSS N.J. Republican congressman Garrett is in competitive race with Newcomer New Jersey Democrats have met only defeat in their recent efforts to capture the state&#8217s Fifth Congressional District seat, but their campaign this year has gotten a boost from a controversy surrounding Republican incumbent Scott Garrett. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729808&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729809&source=RSS Donald Trump invites Russia to find missing Hillary Clinton emails Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump invited Russia on Wednesday to unearth some of Hillary Clinton&#8217s missing emails from her time as secretary of state, drawing sharp criticism that he was urging a foreign power to spy on the U. S. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729809&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729810&source=RSS Obama rallies Democrats behind Hillary Clinton at convention President Barack Obama, with the end of his own presidency in sight, vouched for Hillary Clinton in a speech Wednesday intended to rebut Republican criticism of her record as secretary of state and elevate her as a tested leader at a time when national security is taking a central role in the presidential campaign. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729810&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729811&source=RSS Atlantic City may soon default without N.J. loan, agency says Three months after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to help keep Atlantic City from financial collapse, a Wall Street credit rating agency said the Jersey Shore gambling resort may soon be in trouble again. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729811&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729812&source=RSS Port reform How the Port Authority became less of a real estate entity Earlier this year at an open board meeting, commissioners of the Port Authority of New York New Jersey engaged in several heated arguments. Not only were delegates from the two states fighting with each other, but New York appointees Kenneth Lipper and Steven M. Cohen also engaged in a dispute over accountability that nearly delayed a major vote. . . Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729812&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729813&source=RSS Magistrate predicts Dr. Melgen, U.S. Sen. Menendez will beat corruption charges Predicting Palm Beach County ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen and U. S. Sen. Robert Menendez have a good chance of beating corruption charges, a federal magistrate on Tuesday allowed the physician to use 7. 5 million in assets to pay lawyers to defend him in the New Jersey case and on health care fraud charges here. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729813&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729814&source=RSS Trump confuses Clinton's running mate with former New Jersey governor Donald Trump mixed up Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, with the former governor of New Jersey during a news conference on Wednesday. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729814&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729815&source=RSS Sweeney skips his own breakfast over PSEG support for Garrett A seemingly minor controversy over corporate donations to a Republican congressman who allegedly made anti-gay remarks took on new life on Wednesday, and complicated relations between the state&#8217s largest power company and some top New Jersey Democrats. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729815&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729817&source=RSS Some N.J. hospitals unhappy with how they score in new ranking system In a move designed to help patients and family members select the best healthcare facility for their needs, the federal government created a new, simplified rating system that assigned hospitals nationwide between one and five stars based on clinical outcomes, customer satisfaction, and adherence to key protocols. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160728/NJBIZ01/160729817&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729836&source=RSS Most-read Which N.J. towns have the highest property taxes in relation to income? It may seem as though one can't go to a dinner party in New Jersey without the conversation of property taxes arising. The Garden State has developed a reputation among its citizens for having an exceptionally high cost of living in regard to this particular tax. But which towns in New Jersey have it the worst? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729836&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729837&source=RSS Breaking Glass The 3 most-powerful speeches in politics today Obama, Trump #8230 and Silverman? As the 2016 Democratic National Convention moves into its second day, social media and global search engines have made clear what everyone is talking about. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729837&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729838&source=RSS Norcross and Fulop preview 2017 drama at the convention Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop couldn&#8217t have picked a less controversial cause on which to base his main event with the New Jersey Democratic delegation. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729838&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729839&source=RSS Peach farming in N.J. Not as sweet a deal as it used to be This spring, people worried about peaches. After an early April frost killed a quarter of New Jersey&#8217s crop, by one estimate, farmers, chefs, and consumers fretted that there wouldn&#8217t be enough of the succulent fruit to go around. As it turns out, the damage was mostly done on the varieties that get harvested early in the season, and. . . Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729839&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729840&source=RSS Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas &#8212 they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729840&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729841&source=RSS Airbnb and Uber lobby Democrats at Philadelphia convention The Democratic National Convention is relying heavily on Airbnb to house attendees, and the company wants to remind the visiting politicians that it could use their support, too. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160727/NJBIZ01/160729841&source=RSS