Spotlight on the Issues

Artificial intelligence
Nov 15, 2021

An antidote for human error

AI is helping physicians across New Jersey and elsewhere to raise their level of patient care. But doctors who spoke with NJBIZ say there’s still a place for the human touch.

Nov 15, 2021

Paying for progress

New technology has made a big difference in patient care. But it comes at a price.

Nov 8, 2021

CLOSING ENTRY: Time to get ready

How employers should plan for the federal vaccine mandate.

Nov 1, 2021

OPINION: A good start

When it comes to innovation, you move forward – fast – or you fall by the wayside. When New Jersey unveiled its new Innovation Hub in New Brunswick last week, we made a powerful statement: we will invest to build on our strengths, not just skate on them. We will lead – and we’ll do it through smarter, better collaboration, writes Innovation+ founder and CEO James Barrood.

Grand opening of the Saker ShopRite in Belmar, May 2021.
Nov 1, 2021

Measuring up

The Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 1202 maintained its hold on top spot in the NJBIZ list of New Jersey largest labor unions in 2020.

Hand Holding Big Cannabis Bud. Medical Marijuana
Nov 1, 2021

Green bargaining

The right to unionize is baked into the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act as it is in the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act. The law requires each cannabis business licensee to sign a labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization, with parties entering into an agreement that the employer will not oppose uni[...]

Nov 1, 2021

A new condition

As requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine and now the booster shots become more the widespread in New Jersey and across the nation, unions and their leaders are faced with a dilemma: Should they simply comply with a mandate designed to protect members’ health, or protect members’ rights to negotiate a new condition of employment?

See Worthy Patches in action.
Nov 1, 2021

Honoring products with a purpose

Founder Paige Brattin recognized the need to fill a spot in the market, improve an experience and give back in the process, leading her to develop See Worthy Patches to improve the lives of children with amblyopia.

Oct 25, 2021

Price protections

Everyone is feeling supply and cost issues amid the pandemic. From the shelves at the grocery store not being stocked with items that have always been available to the cost at checkout, the impact on the consumer is unarguably at an all-time high.

Oct 25, 2021

Concrete results

Weina Meng, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, is developing a new, low-cost ultra-high-performance concrete for the New Jersey Department of Transportation that would be used to rehabilitate bridges.

eco city
Oct 25, 2021

Greener projects

The CEO of Turtle & Hughes talks about the company's projects, its outlook and what the commitment to sustainability means in practical terms.

Health care, medicine and breast cancer concept
Oct 18, 2021

Cool technology

Patients in Central New Jersey with early-stage breast cancer may benefit from accessing a treatment that does not require traditional invasive surgery: Cryoablation uses a small needle and the cooling power of liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy tumors.