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Philly Fed 41 of firms surveyed expect growth in 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia January business outlook survey released Thursday found 41 percent of firms expect employment growth over the next year, while 10 percent see their workforce declining. Those looking to hire exceed those cutting back “by a significant margin,” according to the report. Phil Kirschner, president of the New Jersey Business ...

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Wisniewski refers Wildstein contempt charges to county prosecutor

On Thursday Wildstein was unanimously found in-contempt of the Assembly Transportation Committee, which Wisniewski chairs, after he pleaded the Fifth Amendment on every question posed to him at an investigatory hearing on the unannounced lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September. Private messages subpoenaed by the committee from Wildstein indicate he helped to ...

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Advance Realty moving ahead with mixed-use project in Harrison

The Bridgewater-based developer announced Monday it has site-plan approval for the project, which calls for 345 luxury apartments and 18,000 square feet of retail space. Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter. The project will be the next piece of the Advance’s Riverbend District, a parcel that sits within Harrison’s 250-acre redevelopment area. ...

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GWB scandal Democrats create special investigatory committee with subpoena powers

Incoming Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) and majority leader Lou Greenwald (D-Voorhees) said Monday in a joint statement with Wisniewski that they would appoint members for the committee, which will also have access to special counsel. As chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, Wisniewski has thus far led the probe into the matter, issuing subpoenas ...

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