Mar 19, 2015

Philly Fed says manufacturing grew modestly in March

Manufacturing activity increased at a modest pace in March, according to the monthly Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which includes southern New Jersey.

Mar 18, 2015

Moody’s eyes seven N.J. cities for possible credit downgrades

Moody's Investors Service announced this week that it has placed the cities of Asbury Park, Kearny, Newark, Paterson, Trenton, Union City and Weehawken under review for possible credit downgrades.

Mar 18, 2015

Tesla-inspired direct sales bill signed into law

A bill that would allow zero-emission vehicle manufacturers to directly buy from or sell to consumers was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie.

Mar 18, 2015

El Paso renews contract with Prudential Retirement

Prudential Retirement, a unit of Newark-based Prudential Financial Inc., announced Wednesday that the city of El Paso, Texas, has renewed its defined contribution plan agreement.

Mar 17, 2015

N.J. sports betting case now in hands of federal appeals court

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia heard oral arguments Tuesday in New Jersey's latest legal attempt to bring sports betting to its casinos and racetracks.

Mar 17, 2015

COAH chaos Dawdling municipalities may have to act quickly on projects or face builder suits

Christiana Foglio has seen this scenario play out in more than a few New Jersey towns over the years: A builder is tapped to develop a site slated for a residential project, but that's as far as it goes once local officials decide to take the wait-and-see approach.

Mar 17, 2015

State gained 12K jobs in January, but recovery still has a ways to go

New Jersey put up some relatively big gains in terms of jobs during January, but not all of the data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday was as rosy.

Mar 16, 2015

Updated Nation’s uninsured population drops more than 7 percentage points

About 16.4 million adults nationwide have gotten health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, which has played a major role in the decline of the nation's uninsured rate, from 20.3 percent in the fall of 2013 to 13.2 percent in March 2015, the federal government announced Monday.

Mar 16, 2015

Camden genetic research center gets 14M NIH grant

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden announced it has won a $14 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the work of the institute, which maintains a diverse collection of samples from human genetic diseases.

Mar 13, 2015

Atlantic City casino revenue down 14.8 percent in February

Some of Atlantic City’s remaining casinos appear to have boosted their market share after four of their competitors closed their doors last year, but overall gaming revenue continues to decline.

Mar 13, 2015

Old Bridge tech company offered 13M in EDA incentives to stay, expand

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority voted Thursday to approve a 10-year, $13.1 million Grow New Jersey award for iCIMS Inc., an Old Bridge-based software services company that is looking to expand.

Mar 12, 2015

Voters support nurse staffing level law, union poll finds

A poll by the state's largest nurses union found 73 percent of voters support a law setting a maximum number of patients each nurse could be required to care for. The union, which is advocating for legislation to increase nurse staffing levels at hospitals and in other health care settings, commissioned the poll and released its results Thursday.