Jun 11, 2013

State reaches 130M deal with alleged Passaic polluters

The state has reached a $130 million settlement with a handful of companies it believes are responsible for polluting in the Passaic River.

Jun 11, 2013

EDA approves plan for program to attract angel financing for tech startups

The state's angel investor tax credit program, a move intended to spur growth in emerging technology industries, will launch July 1.

Jun 11, 2013

Study Tourism indicators find Atlantic City may have finally shaken off Sandy

Atlantic City’s tourism industry appears to have shaken off the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy, according to a study released today by Stockton College.

Jun 10, 2013

Making refinancing into a reality

The SBA's 504 loan program provides long-term financing for offices, factories and equipment, but right now, businesses can't use it to refinance their existing loans. Refinancing was allowed under a temporary rule that expired last September, and now Congress is considering legislation to bring the practice back for another five years.

Jun 10, 2013

Out-of-state companies see opportunity in N.J. Medicaid expansion

When the Affordable Care Act bring another 300,000 New Jerseyans into the Medicaid program, it will create an opportunity for the four managed-care companies doing business here. But they won't be alone — four additional health care companies have announced plans to enter the state's Medicaid market next year to compete for nearly 1.6...

Jun 10, 2013

Rowan’s brotherly love for industry

When Rowan University's new vice president for health sciences meets with potential industry partners, he starts off with a disclaimer.

Jun 7, 2013

CWA files suit over lottery contract with Northstar

The battle over the state’s plan to privatize some of its lottery functions is headed to court, with the Communications Workers of America announcing today it’s suing to block the move by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

Jun 7, 2013

Assembly committee moves to stop unemployment surcharge on business owners

As Gov. Chris Christie was appointing a new senator Thursday, an Assembly committee was advancing a bill that could save businesses hundreds of millions of dollars.

Jun 7, 2013

Chiesa’s first boss at law firm fondly recalls Senate appointee, says he ‘can work both sides of the aisle’

Gov. Chris Christie's appointment of Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator is putting the law firm where the pair got their starts back in the spotlight.

Jun 6, 2013

Chiesa, attorney general and Christie confidant, to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat

The state attorney general, a close friend of Chris Christie, will fill New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat, the governor said today.

Jun 6, 2013

Tech Council chief Alleged trade secret theft not a reason to abandon immigration reform

Word spread this week of New Jersey's latest case of alleged trade secret theft by a foreign-born worker, but the head of the state's technology business trade group says that shouldn't detract from reforms to help companies hire skilled workers from abroad.

Covanta's Essex Resource Recovery Center, in Newark, now also houses a compressed natural gas fueling station.
Jun 5, 2013

Covanta, partner open compressed natural gas station in Newark

The push for natural gas-fueled vehicles got a boost Wednesday with the opening of a new fueling station in Newark.