NJBIZ - Morning Roundup http://www.njbiz.com/section/roundup Morning Roundup News en-us Copyright 2016 NJBIZ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:37:03 EST Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:37:03 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939987&source=RSS N.J. bill promotes businessuniversity collaboration in science, tech A bill that would encourage business and college leaders to work together on science and tech research was approved Thursday by the state Senate Higher Education Committee. The measure has already been passed in the state Assembly. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939987&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939988&source=RSS Scorecard ranks N.J. 24th in energy efficiency, down 3 spots from prior year While many states are making strides to reduce energy use, New Jersey continues to lag behind others in using energy more efficiently, according to a new national analysis. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939988&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939989&source=RSS Credibility of Christie's 'enforcer' challenged during bridge scandal trial A defense lawyer tried to undermine the credibility of the confessed culprit in the George Washington Bridge lane closings in federal court on Thursday, suggesting that he was a serial schemer and braggart who had hoped to take credit for the scheme &#8212 but now, as the star witness for the prosecution, could not keep his story straight. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939989&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939990&source=RSS Qualcomm in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors Qualcomm Inc. is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, a deal that likely would cost more than 30 billion and accelerate a consolidation rush in the semiconductor industry. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939990&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939991&source=RSS For passengers on train that crashed, a sleepy commute turned into mayhem At about 845 a. m. Thursday, as his NJ Transit train entered the Hoboken station, John Hassett was thinking he had just seven minutes to make his ferry to work in Manhattan. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939991&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939992&source=RSS Long-awaited 150M beach replenishment project takes a major step forward A long-awaited beach replenishment project for the northern Ocean County peninsula badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy has gone out for bid, state officials said Thursday. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939992&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939993&source=RSS Ciattarelli set to become first Republican to enter 2017 N.J. governor's race State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is set to become the first Republican to formally enter what's likely to be a crowded field seeking to succeed Gov. Chris Christie in next year's election. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939993&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939994&source=RSS A big problem for big trucks that just keeps getting bigger At night they're where they aren't supposed to be &#8212 on the shoulder of the interstate, by highway on-and-off ramps, tractor-trailers parked in illegal spots. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939994&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939995&source=RSS Senate, Assembly reach compromise on Uber legislation Trenton lawmakers have struck a deal on how to regulate car-hail companies in the state. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939996&source=RSS Christie and Cuomo tackle train derailment, together After a New Jersey Transit train derailed Thursday morning in Hoboken &#8212 the latest in a series of train derailments to afflict the greater New York transportation system &#8212 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said citizens could take some solace in at least one thing the two of them work well together. . . Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:21:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939996&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939997&source=RSS Update N.J. Supreme Court will not hear hospitals' suit against DOBI over OMNIA The Supreme Court of New Jersey has declined to hear the case of 10 hospitals suing the state Department of Banking and Insurance in regard to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's OMNIA health plan. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939997&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939998&source=RSS At least 1 dead, up to 100 hurt as NJ Transit train crashes in Hoboken, reports say At least one person was killed and as many as 100 people were hurt when an NJ Transit train plowed into the Hoboken station during rush hour Thursday morning, according to multiple published reports. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/NJBIZ01/160939998&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/INDINSIGHTS/160939999&source=RSS On STEM, New Jersey leads the way In the nation's debate about how to improve STEM education at the federal level, the key role that states play is sometimes overlooked. This is a shame because it is at the state level where some of the most crucial work is done in preparing students for STEM careers. One state that is taking a particularly innovative approach is New Jersey, which. . . Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160930/INDINSIGHTS/160939999&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/INDINSIGHTS/160929768&source=RSS Peapack-Gladstone Bank CEO calls out others in industry Recently, you may have heard two troubling stories in the media about how big &#8220mega&#8221 banks approach servicing their clients. Coming on the heels of the Great Recession, these reports have caused me to become quite concerned about the state of the financial industry. So many institutions, especially strong, locally based banks like. . . Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/INDINSIGHTS/160929768&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929769&source=RSS What's next for Bart Blatstein's Showboat hotel? Developer Bart Blatstein views Showboat as a work in progress, one with unrealized potential beyond its current use as a hotel he re-opened this summer. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929769&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929770&source=RSS Money and sand Will there be enough for N.J.'s beaches? Even before hurricane Hermine threatened to strip New Jersey&#8217s beaches yet again late last summer, skeptics questioned how the state and Army Corps of Engineers can commit to spending nearly 2 billion in beach replenishment through the mid 21st century. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929770&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929771&source=RSS N.J. pension fund lost money on investments last year The fiscal year that ended in June was a rough one for New Jersey's public employee pension fund as it lost nearly 1 percent on its investments, state officials reported Wednesday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929771&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929772&source=RSS Ciattarelli to kick off his N.J. gubernatorial campaign on Tuesday Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli R-Hillsborough will launch his Republican bid for Governor next Tuesday, and as he prepares for his launch reacted with little pressing interest in today&#8217s announcement by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929772&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929773&source=RSS Pending high court decision, Menendez trial set for 2017 A federal judge in New Jersey has set a September 2017 trial date for U. S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and fraud charges. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:28:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929773&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929774&source=RSS Group drops challenge to 1.15B American Dream financing A nonprofit group opposed to public financing for American Dream Meadowlands agreed Wednesday not to challenge a court ruling upholding a 1. 15 billion bond sale for the project. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160929/NJBIZ01/160929774&source=RSS