Dec 28, 2020

Nearly 500K in NJ lose jobless aid after Trump delays CARES Act approval (updated)

The president's opposition to the bill, which he ultimately signed on Dec. 27, came over the $600 stimulus checks. Instead, he wants $2,000 stimulus checks, which Congress will meet about again this week.

Dec 28, 2020

NJBIZ Conversations: Eleanor Kubacki

The founder and CEO of Trenton-based advertising agency EFK Group describes her experience working global ad giant Ogilvy through the Small Business Administration's All Small Mentor-Protégé program, which enabled EFK to design campaigns for large government contractors.

Dec 28, 2020

COVID numbers flatten as NJ sights potential 2nd wave plateau

With the vaccination program underway, the governor assured the state would be in a “dramatically different place” in the next four to six months.

Dec 24, 2020

Here’s what’s in the new CARES Act for NJ

The landmark package includes billions of dollars earmarked for the Garden State including funds for COVID testing and tracing, NJ Transit, Gateway and air travel.

Business center closed due to COVID-19, sign with sorry in door window. Stores, restaurants, offices, other public places temporarily closed during coronavirus pandemic. Economy hit by corona virus.
Dec 23, 2020

Thousands of New Jerseyans eye fate of jobless benefits as CARES Act hits snag

Under the CARES Act, the federal government set up two expanded unemployment programs, both to be extended for 11 weeks as part of the deal. But on paper, they are set to expire on Dec. 26, and should the President fail to sign a new CARES Act by then.

Dec 23, 2020

Health workers in Toms River 1st in NJ to get Moderna vaccine

Two employees of Ocean Health Initiatives received their injections via drive-through.

Dec 23, 2020

Trump seeks $2K COVID stimulus checks. Murphy says ‘count me in’

While not explicitly threatening a veto, the President detailed the most recent package of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act as a “disgrace” and described the $600 checks as “ridiculously low.”

Dec 23, 2020

State, business officials unveil $250M South Jersey offshore wind manufacturing hub

The factory will be located at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal as part of a deal with Danish offshore wind company Ørsted and German pipe manufacturer the EEW Group.

From left, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney at the governor's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Address on March 5, 2019.
Dec 21, 2020

Murphy poised to sign $14B fast-tracked tax break bill

The measure designed to bolster the state's recovery is being touted as a shot in the arm for an economy still reeling from the effects of the pandemic.

Gov. Phil Murphy
Dec 21, 2020

Murphy extends public health emergency amid weeks of record-COVID surges

This marks the tenth time during the pandemic the executive order was renewed allowing the state to continue responding to challenges posed by the virus.

Ryan White program
Dec 21, 2020

Business relief, $600 checks, unemployment bonus: What’s in the new CARES Act

After months of political posturing in Washington, Congress and the White House on Dec. 20 finally inked an agreement on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package.

Dec 18, 2020

New incentive package grows to $14.3B with votes looming

The price tag on a bill designed to bolster the state's post-pandemic economic recovery rose with 142 pages of amendments that were sent to members of the relevant Senate and Assembly panels as they discussed the measure and heard testimony.