NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2015 NJBIZ Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:09:08 EST Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:09:08 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009856&source=RSS Call for AG to investigate Horizon OMNIA plan Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is not off the hook after a grueling 8-hour joint Senate committee hearing resulted in a call for the Attorney General to investigate the plan for the OMNIA Health Alliance and affiliated product. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009857&source=RSS Sign supply company leases 15K sq. ft. in Edison Sign and graphics supply company N. Glantz Son LLC has leased space in Edison, according to real estate services firm Bussel Realty Corp. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009857&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009858&source=RSS Update Horizon emphasizes lower costs of OMNIA as legislators grill execs on health care alliance A joint state Senate hearing in Trenton on Monday drew a standing room only crowd as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey gave testimony about its polarizing new OMNIA Health Alliance and tiered network plan. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009858&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009859&source=RSS It's time for the holiday toys list A walk through any toy store leaves most adults feeling not only the occasional nostalgic pang, but also a little jealous &#8212 why didn't these things exist when I was a kid? There's some pretty cool stuff out there. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:26:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009859&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009860&source=RSS How the NFL is using Big Data Your fantasy football team just went high tech. Like many businesses, the National Football League is experimenting with big data to help players, fans, and teams alike. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009860&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009861&source=RSS This company will cancel your Comcast service for 5 Dreading canceling your Comcast service? One new company says it has the answer. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009861&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009862&source=RSS Christie says his campaign 'can hang in for a while' Gov. Chris Christie, still down in the polls and struggling to break out in the crowded field vying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, calmly brushed off a question Monday night about being unable to run a long-term race unless he picks up some momentum. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009862&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009863&source=RSS Top Trenton official leaving for job in L.A. Monique King-Viehland, Trenton's director of Housing and Economic Development who helped lead efforts to turn around the city, is leaving for a job in California. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009863&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009864&source=RSS Cooper CEO's death case prompts recusal in wage suit U. S. District Judge Peter Sheridan of the District of New Jersey has recused himself from a wage-and-hour suit in which the law firm representing the defendant also represents members of the judge's family in a case involving the death of his brother, former Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan Jr. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009864&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009865&source=RSS Appeals court hears arguments on proposed LG headquarters in Englewood Cliffs Attorneys in Trenton debated Monday whether LG Electronics USA&#8217s 300 million headquarters in Englewood Cliffs should have been approved. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009865&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009866&source=RSS Essex board 1st in N.J. to call for 15 an hour minimum wage Local government officials are getting in on the statewide debate over pay rates. The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders last week became the first freeholder board in the state to pass a resolution urging state officials to bump New Jersey's minimum wage up to 15 an hour, county officials have confirmed. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:18:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009866&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009867&source=RSS New 350K Jersey City agency contract for Fulop-aligned law firm The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority has renewed its contract with a politically connected law firm and retroactively boosted its previous contract by 100,000 for unanticipated'' legal matters, documents show. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009868&source=RSS In Menendez case, Citizens United also on trial The corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has become a battleground over the controversial Supreme Court decision that allowed the flood of campaign money that is reshaping elections. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009868&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009869&source=RSS Drivers in N.J. and N.Y. pay one-third of all tolls collected in U.S. The top three tolling agencies in the country are all in the New York-New Jersey region, and together account for nearly a third of all tolls collected nationwide, an industry group says. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009869&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009870&source=RSS Official Gov. Chris Christie's transportation chief 'disappointed' over funding Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg says Gov. Chris Christie&#8217s transportation chief is stepping down because he was disappointed over not reaching a plan to secure funding for the state&#8217s road and bridge projects. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009870&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009871&source=RSS New Jersey shore eroded after storm Days of gusting wind and pounding surf have caused severe beach erosion in many spots along the New Jersey shore. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009871&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009872&source=RSS 'Britney Bill' Advances in New Jersey A measure dubbed the Britney bill that would exempt stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in New Jersey that year is a step closer to becoming a law. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:11:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009872&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009873&source=RSS Storm of criticism engulfs DraftKings, FanDuel A storm of online criticism has roiled the two largest fantasy-sports companies in North America, casting a spotlight on an industry already under scrutiny for lacking government oversight. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009873&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009888&source=RSS Hearing on Horizon's OMNIA plan seeks to create more transparency A joint committee Senate hearing on Monday seeks to create more transparency of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's partnership with health systems and the resulting tiered network plan. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009888&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009889&source=RSS What people are saying about the OMNIA Health Alliance Ahead of a Senate hearing Monday, industry leaders weigh in on the controversy overshadowing the OMNIA Health Alliance product. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009889&source=RSS