Jun 6, 2014

Crowdfunding bill advanced by Assembly panel

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee voted Thursday to release a bill that would allow private businesses in New Jersey to “crowdfund” through web portals.

Jun 5, 2014

‘Ban-the-box’ bill advanced by Senate panel

A Senate panel voted Thursday to release a bill that would limit employers from conducting criminal background checks on job applicants until after an offer of conditional employment has already been made.

Jun 5, 2014

Moore named executive director of BAC

Lauren H. Moore, who has been serving as the interim executive director of the state's Business Action Center, officially got the job Thursday.

Jun 4, 2014

Lockheed Martin awarded 914M Air Force contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $914 million contract to improve its operations in space.

Jun 4, 2014

N.J. primary roundup Watson Coleman, MacArthur victorious

Primary elections were held across New Jersey on Tuesday, yielding a mixed bag of surprises and expected results.

Jun 3, 2014

Hackensack delays sale of redevelopment site

Hackensack city officials will delay the sale of a parking lot slated for redevelopment as they restructure the bidding process and resolve a historic claim that the state has on the property.

Jun 3, 2014

Poll Christie maintains approval rating as Bridgegate interest wanes

Gov. Chris Christie is now maintaining a stable approval rating percent following months of dips earlier this year in the immediate wake of Bridgegate, according to a new Farleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll released Tuesday.

Jun 2, 2014

Seattle’s approval of 15 minimum wage is cause for major concern in N.J.

The Seattle City Council voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 on Monday, the latest step in a series of increases that will give it the highest such rate in the nation.

Jun 2, 2014

Booker to host Rutgers summit on improving access to capital

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a roundtable discussion later this month at the Rutgers Business School in Newark on new lending models and improving access to capital.

Jun 2, 2014

Port Authority gets 167M federal grant for post-Sandy PATH work

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced last week that it has received an additional $167 million in federal funding for post-Superstorm Sandy work on the PATH rail system.

Jun 2, 2014

PSS finds opportunity to expand to the Shore

For a small group of engineers from PS&S, the days after Hurricane Sandy were spent walking the streets of Lavallette.

Jun 2, 2014

Raising the bar on raising cash in N.J.

Two New Jersey lawmakers — enticed by the ability of crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter to raise big money for creative projects — are preparing legislation that would give companies in the state the same ability to raise cash.