Paid leave a positive for economy, survey finds

Paid family leave offers a healthy economic return, according to a study released today by researchers from Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families. The study, using data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics between 1997 and 2009, showed women who used paid leave report stronger ...

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Princetons merger may give boost to commercial real estate

The merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township is likely to have a positive effect, however slight, on the commercial real estate market in a locale that attracts companies and tenants who seek a prestigious address. “The consolidation of the two towns, if nothing else, should have a positive impact on a few things in ...

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Terumo buys sheath-maker Onset Medical

A Somerset medical device maker is boosting its line of minimally invasive surgery products with the acquisition of a California firm. Terumo Medical Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese firm Terumo Corp., said Monday it has acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Onset Medical Corp., which specializes in sheath technology used in minimally invasive cardiology and urology ...

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Christie set to deliver delayed State of State address

New Jersey’s business community awaits Gov. Chris Christie‘s delayed annual State of the State address, to be delivered Tuesday afternoon. Christie’s speech is expected to highlight his administration’s efforts over the past year to call for advancing some items left on his agenda, including education reform and the end of paid unused sick leave for ...

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Solar seen as a blueprint for wind incentives

In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie signed landmark legislation establishing a state incentive program to help the offshore wind industry. Nearly two years later, the Board of Public Utilities is still finalizing the rules, according to spokesman Greg Reinert. The law created an offshore wind renewable energy certificate program, modeled after the successful solar industry incentive. ...

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Cleanup experts in demand as deadline nears

The May 7 deadline to most of New Jersey’s more than 15,000 polluted sites under the supervision of private-sector consultants has left the Department of Environmental Protection expecting a surge in retention of these experts — and fending off continued criticism from industry insiders. As the deadline bears down on site owners and responsible parties, ...

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