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With pension amendment nearly dead, Sweeney says he's 'not going to back down'

By August 5, 2016 08:17 AM

The frustration was showing Thursday as Senate President Stephen Sweeney held what seemed to be a funeral for his top priority: A proposed constitutional amendment to guarantee quarterly payments into the state’s troubled public pension system. CONTINUE READING

ICYMI: HackensackUMC once again tops U.S. News' ranking of N.J. hospitals

By August 4, 2016 08:26 AM

U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of New Jersey hospitals, both within the state and compared with others in the New York metro area. CONTINUE READING

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Fox makes appearance in federal court

By August 4, 2016 08:25 AM

Former state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox made an appearance Wednesday in federal court in Newark to face a conspiracy charge related to his work as a lobbyist for United Airlines. CONTINUE READING

Trump Taj Mahal casino to close after Labor Day, owners say

By August 4, 2016 08:25 AM

Amid an ongoing labor strike, the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal announced Wednesday that they plan to close the Atlantic City casino after the end of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. CONTINUE READING

ADP declares regular quarterly dividend

By August 4, 2016 08:24 AM

Automatic Data Processing Inc. announced Tuesday it has declared a regular quarterly dividend. CONTINUE READING

Sitar Realty involved in several real estate sales

By August 4, 2016 08:24 AM

Iselin-based Sitar Realty Co. announced Wednesday it has been involved in a number of recent real estate transactions, it announced. CONTINUE READING

NJBIZ names Forty Under 40 for 2016

By August 4, 2016 08:23 AM

NJBIZ is pleased to present its 2016 Forty Under 40 honorees. CONTINUE READING

Global Markets Advisory Group adds Zito as a senior adviser

By August 4, 2016 08:23 AM

Global Markets Advisory Group has appointed Robert Zito, founder of Zito Partners, as a senior adviser. CONTINUE READING

Real estate developer, Holocaust survivor Joseph Wilf dies

By August 4, 2016 08:21 AM

A Holocaust survivor who along with his brother founded one of the nation's largest real estate development firms has died. Joseph Wilf was 91. CONTINUE READING

Wal-Mart said to be in talks to acquire Amazon rival Jet.com

By August 4, 2016 08:21 AM

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy Jet.com Inc., the e-commerce startup that began a year ago billing itself as a challenger to Amazon.com Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. CONTINUE READING

New Jersey ties graduation to tests aligned with common core standards

By August 4, 2016 08:20 AM

The New Jersey Board of Education voted on Wednesday to require high school students to pass tests aligned with contentious standards, even as other states have moved away from these assessments. CONTINUE READING

High-density housing rises in a historic part of Jersey City

By August 4, 2016 08:19 AM

For decades, Jersey City has been defined by the glassy towers of its eastern skyline — the aptly named Gold Coast — behind which extended a plain of row houses and warehouses that stretched clear to Newark. Not anymore. CONTINUE READING

N.J. pension fight pits Democrats against unions

By August 4, 2016 08:18 AM

A proposal to hold a New Jersey ballot referendum on constitutionally mandated public-pension contributions is stalled in the statehouse, and the impasse is causing friction between Democratic lawmakers and one of their biggest political allies: unions. CONTINUE READING

New Jersey backs away from hedge funds

By August 4, 2016 08:17 AM

New Jersey agreed to pull billions from hedge funds, the latest major investor to retreat from some of Wall Street’s highest-paid money managers. CONTINUE READING

Look up income averages for all U.S. counties

By August 4, 2016 08:17 AM

The minimum income to be in the top 1 percent of U.S. households was $389,436 in 2013, according to a recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. CONTINUE READING

Extortion or politics? A detailed look at Sweeney's claim vs. unions' pension threats

By August 4, 2016 08:16 AM

On Wednesday, Senate President Stephen Sweeney called union threats to withhold campaign contributions unless the Senate passes pension legislation a "clear cut" case of extortion. CONTINUE READING

Workers ‘surge’ brings Syrian refugees to N.J.

By August 4, 2016 08:16 AM

Ignoring objections by Governor Christie and presidential nominee Donald Trump that refugees from Syria pose a security risk, the Obama administration has sharply increased resettlements, with New Jersey taking in almost as many people in the past month as it did in 2014 and 2015 combined. CONTINUE READING

DiVincenzo amid Sweeney flap: ‘Steve’s running for governor’

By August 4, 2016 08:14 AM

“The NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) stepped over the line, and it’s not good,” said Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, referring to what Steve Sweeney cited as public sector union threats to lawmakers of withheld campaign contributions unless the senate puts pension payments on the fall ballot.’ CONTINUE READING

(Most-read) HackensackUMC once again tops U.S. News' ranking of N.J. hospitals

By August 3, 2016 08:28 AM

U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of New Jersey hospitals, both within the state and compared with others in the New York metro area. CONTINUE READING

Catapult Learning awarded defense contract for worldwide literacy program

By August 3, 2016 08:28 AM

Camden-based Catapult Learning Inc. announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense Education Activity to provide Systemwide Literacy Professional Learning for K-12 staff in its schools throughout the world. CONTINUE READING

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