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In Jersey City, business owner says paid sick-leave law is how things should be done

But that notion’s lost on Steven Kalcanides, owner of Helen’s Pizza, on Newark Avenue, where mayor Steven Fulop signed the bill this morning. Kalcanides said he doesn’t think the new ordinance will be crippling to small businesses. “I don’t see it as being the straw that breaks the camel’s back on a business,” Kalcanides said. ...

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Christie signs bill aimed at limiting unemployment benefits fraud

The law now requires employers to report new hires to the state Department of Human Services, with the intent of sharing that information with other agencies to limit benefits fraud. “This requirement will be very helpful in stemming the incidence of those who fail to inform the appropriate department they have returned to work,” Assemblyman ...

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Golden Nugget becomes 2nd N.J. casino to receive online gaming permit

The permit will enable the Golden Nugget to begin operations on its two Internet gaming sites, GoldenNuggetCasino.com and GoldenNuggetPoker.com, in time for the state’s Nov. 26 launch date. Bally Technologies will serve as the casino’s online gaming technology partner. The state has mandated that, prior to the target date, each permitted casino must undergo a ...

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Booker bests Lonegan in U.S. Senate race

Victory was called for Booker at around 9:30 p.m., just 90 minutes after polls closed. He would go on to win by an 11-point margin, receiving 55 percent of the vote compared to Lonegan’s 44 percent. “If you voted for me, I will make you proud,” Booker told a crowd of supporters at the New ...

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State chamber cheers deal to avoid federal default

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Tom Bracken cheered the news in Trenton. “To have the U.S. default on payments would’ve been a huge scar,” Bracken said. Wednesday was the last day the federal Treasury could keep the nation under its borrowing limit through the use of accounting techniques. Beginning Thursday, it would ...

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Corporate incentives, jobs, minimum wage in spotlight as Christie, Buono debate

Both candidates were noticeably more aggressive during the 90-minute debate than in their first encounter last week — particularly as it concerned the economy. Repeating a sentiment expressed during their first debate, Buono railed against the Christie administration’s proliferation of corporate tax credits and incentives, saying more attention needs to be devoted to helping small ...

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VIDEOS 2013 New Jersey debate roundup

Oct. 15: Corporate incentives, jobs, minimum wage in spotlight as Christie, Buono debate Oct. 9: Newark’s development a focus in fiery second debate between Booker, Lonegan Oct. 8: Christie, Buono challenge economic records in first debate Oct. 6: Booker, Lonegan trade jabs over development, Obamacare in opening senatorial debate

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