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Sep 29, 2011

Deals and Moves September 29

Kislak closes multifamily sales; expanded relationship; insurance acquisition.

Sep 28, 2011

Report Flight of long-distance drivers accelerates at trucking companies

Big trucking companies are losing long-distance drivers at the highest rate in three years, the American Trucking Associations said this morning.

Sep 28, 2011

Christie Politicians, judges won’t get raises this year

Stating any raise for prominent public employees in the current economic conditions would be "inappropriate," Gov. Chris Christie, state Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. (R- Westfield) and Rep. Alex DeCroce (R-Whippany) announced Wednesday they would not appoint anyone to the Public Officers...

Sep 28, 2011

CEOs of small businesses say economy as bad as two years ago

With plenty of CEOs at small businesses saying the economic recovery is stagnant and not going anywhere, a recent confidence survey shows many small-business leaders believe the economy is no better off than it was two years ago.

Sep 28, 2011

Beach closures drives tourists to shops

With the New Jersey Sierra Club reporting beach closures increased by 50 percent in 2011 — from 109 to 160 since May — one New Jersey shop owner used social media to take advantage of a "captive audience."

Sep 28, 2011

Obama, Buffett tax proposals worry business owners

President Barack Obama's embrace of higher income tax rates has some business experts worried about the effect on entrepreneurship.

Sep 28, 2011

Grifa to attend affordable-housing dedication

As the head of affordable housing for the state, Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa will attend a dedication of a new housing complex this afternoon that was completed using the DCA's assistance.

Sep 28, 2011

Deals and Moves September 28

Hamilton Square refinanced; merger update; e-mail encryption engagement.

Sep 27, 2011

Businesses wary as more municipalities’ finances enter junk bond territory

The downgrading of government and municipal bonds is nothing new, but business owners are carefully considering the credit access of local governments as New Jersey faces challenges in selling investment bonds.

Sep 27, 2011

Despite revenue drop, no toll hikes planned for Parkway, Turnpike

A slow economy and harsh weather drove a drop in toll collections on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, but the gap won't be plugged with more tolls, Turnpike Authority Chairman James S. Simpson said at a meeting this morning.

Sep 27, 2011

Small-business advocate says it pushes politicians based on members’ desires

Each year, the National Federation of Independent Business polls its members on legislation to find out the important issues and where small businesses stand.

Sep 27, 2011

PSEG says it spends 1B annually with N.J. vendors

Public Service Enterprise Group spends nearly $1 billion with Garden State vendors annually and pays its own New Jersey-resident employees nearly the same amount, according to statistics provided by the company.