Jul 28, 2015

Fragrance and cosmetics maker cited by OSHA

A Cedar Grove maker of fragrances and cosmetics faces more than $50,000 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing its workers to fire and explosion hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Jul 27, 2015

Expanding Wi-Fi is ‘defining moment’ for residents

There was plenty of talk about how much Newark Venture Partners — leveraging the amazingly high-speed Internet the city has — can be an accelerator to tech startups while drawing already-established tech companies to the city.

Jul 24, 2015

Crowdfunding bill advances to Christie’s desk

A bill that would allow private businesses in New Jersey to crowdfund through Web portals has received final legislative approval and is now heading to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for consideration.

Jul 23, 2015

BLS examines N.J. employment and wages, county by county

New Jersey got mostly good economic news in a new study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as both employment and wages grew in 13 of the Garden State's 15 largest counties.

Jul 22, 2015

Christie announces national finance team, including several New Jerseyans

Gov. Chris Christie, who announced the New Jersey Finance Leadership Team for his presidential campaign in June, on Wednesday unveiled the members of his national team, including seven from the Garden State.

Jul 21, 2015

Chamber member survey High taxes, cost of living plague N.J. recovery

Roughly a third of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members say New Jersey’s high cost of living and tax structure continues to be the “single biggest obstacle” in the way of the state making a full economic recovery, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015

Service sector activity slows for South Jersey, Philly region

Service sector activity is slowing, according to the monthly Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia study of so-called nonmanufacturing business in the region, which includes South Jersey.

Jul 20, 2015

Big names welcome 50M Newark venture fund

Business leaders and public officials gathered Monday to launch Newark Venture Partners, a $50 million early-stage technology venture fund supported by some of the city's top corporate leaders.

Jul 20, 2015

Lockheed buying helicopter maker Sikorsky for 7.1B will be part of Mission Systems unit

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is buying Sikorsky Aircraft for about $7.1 billion and integrating the famed helicopter maker into its Mission Systems and Training business unit, it announced Monday.

Jul 17, 2015

Christie’s chief counsel returning to Lowenstein Sandler firm McElroy Deutsch lawyer tabbed as replacement

Chris Porrino will step down as Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel and return to the private sector after nearly four years in the administration, Christie's office announced Friday.

Jul 17, 2015

Newark real estate leaders tout city’s momentum, success at industry event

As Jeff Schotz will tell you, Panasonic never had to be sold on Newark before it announced plans to move there in 2011. It was just a matter of finding a location that fit the company's vision for the future.

Jul 16, 2015

State loses 7,400 jobs in June, though unemployment drops to near-seven-year low

The latest report on New Jersey employment from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development was a mixed bag Thursday.