Aug 14, 2014

Multiple N.J. counties showing signs of employment, wage increases

Wages grew in seven of the 15 largest counties in New Jersey over the year in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Thursday.

Aug 13, 2014

State accuses Telebrands of fraud act violations 340 complaints investigated over 2 years

Telebrands Corp., known for its “As Seen on TV” products, has been accused by the state of violating the Consumer Fraud Act; it may face a civil penalty of up to $20,000 for each violation of the act, plus consumer restitution.

Aug 13, 2014

EDA votes to approve more than 27M in Grow NJ incentives

The Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve roughly $27.9 million in incentives for five projects under the state's Grow NJ Assistance Program.

Aug 12, 2014

Christie signs ‘ban-the-box’ into law

The “Opportunity to Compete Act,” which limits employers from conducting criminal background checks on job applicants until after a first interview has taken place, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.

Aug 11, 2014

Lesniak ‘Everybody’s scratching their heads’ on Christie sports betting veto

New Jersey's hopes of implementing sports betting at racetracks and in Atlantic City's casinos were dealt a major blow Friday, when Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) that would allow the practice by deregulating it and circumventing the federal law prohibiting it.

Aug 11, 2014

Why it stayed Panasonic’s decision was about more than tax incentives

Even in the case of Panasonic, which received a well-documented $102.4 million tax credit in 2011 to relocate its North American headquarters to Newark from Secaucus, incentives aren't always enough to keep a company in New Jersey.

Aug 11, 2014

Spotlight on Diversity Women- and minority-owned firms are finding that being certified as such can pay off in a big way

In the wake of economic decline, here's one surprise: government and corporate contract opportunities have improved.

Aug 11, 2014

New Jersey has educated workers, quality transportation options, and, of course, those big-ticket tax incentives, so #8230 why are companies leaving?

Quality of life. That's what Elmwood Park-based Sealed Air, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of Bubble Wrap and other packaging, cited last month as one of the main reasons it's leaving New Jersey for North Carolina.

Aug 8, 2014

State board approves for-profit Prime’s purchase of Saint Clare’s Health System

The acquisition of Saint Clare's Health System by California-based Prime Healthcare Services has cleared a major hurdle with the unanimous approval Thursday of the New Jersey State Health Planning Board.

Aug 6, 2014

‘Obamacare’ survey finds feelings about ACA are at a high #8212 for better or for worse

The latest monthly survey of U.S. attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act found both negative and positive sentiments have hit a high point, and the majority doesn't expect smooth sailing when the second year of enrollment in Obamacare health plans begins Nov. 15 on HealthCare.gov.

Aug 6, 2014

Poll Christie trails Clinton in N.J.

In a hypothetical 2016 presidential race, Gov. Chris Christie would trail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Jersey, a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday found.

Aug 6, 2014

Chinese solar firms seek bankruptcy protection for U.S. assets in precedent-setting case

In a unique circumstance, four Chinese solar panel companies are seeking bankruptcy court protection in New Jersey for their U.S. assets — namely, 275,000 panels stored in the Garden State.