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Golden Nugget becomes 2nd N.J. casino to receive online gaming permit

The permit will enable the Golden Nugget to begin operations on its two Internet gaming sites, GoldenNuggetCasino.com and GoldenNuggetPoker.com, in time for the state’s Nov. 26 launch date. Bally Technologies will serve as the casino’s online gaming technology partner. The state has mandated that, prior to the target date, each permitted casino must undergo a ...

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Booker bests Lonegan in U.S. Senate race

Victory was called for Booker at around 9:30 p.m., just 90 minutes after polls closed. He would go on to win by an 11-point margin, receiving 55 percent of the vote compared to Lonegan’s 44 percent. “If you voted for me, I will make you proud,” Booker told a crowd of supporters at the New ...

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State chamber cheers deal to avoid federal default

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Tom Bracken cheered the news in Trenton. “To have the U.S. default on payments would’ve been a huge scar,” Bracken said. Wednesday was the last day the federal Treasury could keep the nation under its borrowing limit through the use of accounting techniques. Beginning Thursday, it would ...

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Corporate incentives, jobs, minimum wage in spotlight as Christie, Buono debate

Both candidates were noticeably more aggressive during the 90-minute debate than in their first encounter last week — particularly as it concerned the economy. Repeating a sentiment expressed during their first debate, Buono railed against the Christie administration’s proliferation of corporate tax credits and incentives, saying more attention needs to be devoted to helping small ...

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VIDEOS 2013 New Jersey debate roundup

Oct. 15: Corporate incentives, jobs, minimum wage in spotlight as Christie, Buono debate Oct. 9: Newark’s development a focus in fiery second debate between Booker, Lonegan Oct. 8: Christie, Buono challenge economic records in first debate Oct. 6: Booker, Lonegan trade jabs over development, Obamacare in opening senatorial debate

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Federal shutdown creates surge in applications for payroll lender

However, the ongoing shutdown of the federal government has caused the company’s daily incoming requests to skyrocket. Stephen Halasnik, managing partner at Payroll Financing, said today his company now receives hundreds of requests per day from small firms with government business. “The requests have been escalating to where we are seeing double or triple the ...

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ELEC report finds independent spending on state campaigns at all-time high

Jeff Brindle, ELEC executive director, said in today’s report that not counting any money spent on ballot questions, $21 million has been independently spent in state campaigns. That’s roughly one-third higher than the previous record of $14.1 million in 2009, when the bulk of independent spending fell onto that year’s gubernatorial election. The fight over ...

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Amtrak announces record annual ridership despite Sandy devastation

The operator carried 31.6 million passengers in the year ending in September, Amtrak said in an announcement. More than one-third of those passengers came from its Northeast Corridor services, totaling 11.4 million and marking the second strongest year ever for the region. With its 10th ridership record in 11 years, Amtrak’s usage is growing despite ...

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