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Workers’ comp rate hike spike blamed on jobs

The 6.9 percent average hike in the rates used to set workers’ compensation premiums, which took effect Jan. 1, has been driven by macroeconomic forces and tied to New Jersey’s escalating medical costs and lower overall payrolls, a result of the relatively high unemployment rate, according to experts. Net premiums, the funding source for benefits, ...

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Taking the long view

When he was working as Stefan Pryor's chief of staff, during the depths of the financial crisis that ravaged real estate, Adam Zipkin got an up-close look at how to break ground on projects in Newark, even when it seemed like the sky was falling.

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