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  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. Among the handful of governors and former governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination, only one- former Texas Governor Rick...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • Guess who's spending billions to create US jobs Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Start-Up NY

    To lure corporate investors, states are doling out billions in grants and tax holidays. But the strategy isn't boosting competitiveness.

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday reversed a lower court rejection of Governor Chris Christie's cuts to state public funding. The ruling could bolster both Christie's presidential aspirations and the state's tight budget. The state's pension system has about $83 billion of unfunded liabilities and was funded at only about 44 percent in...

  • Court rules for Christie in pension case Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Court rules for Christie in pension case

    Eamon Javers reports the outcome involving the state Supreme Court, in a case with big implications for New Jersey taxpayers and Gov. Chris Christie

  • Christie's pension cuts ruling reversed Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed a lower court's rejection of Chris Christie's pension cuts.

  • June 9- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday on whether Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, violated public pensioners' contract rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's contribution to the retirement system for this year. The stakes are high for Christie, a Republican, who has trailed in polls...

  • June 8- Many U.S. states balance their budgets by using short-term techniques to make it appear spending does not exceed revenue, according to a report released on Monday that singled out New Jersey for using these budget-balancing maneuvers. The report by public policy nonprofit Volcker Alliance, founded by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, said...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday on whether Governor Chris Christie violated public pensioners' contractual rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's fiscal 2015 public pension contribution. The court clerk's office said in a media notification that the opinion would be released at 10 a.m. EDT.

  • June 8- Many states balance their budgets using short-term techniques to make it appear that spending does not exceed revenue, according to a report released on Monday by the Volcker Alliance, which singles out New Jersey for using budget-balancing maneuvers. New Jersey, whose governor, Chris Christie, is a potential Republican presidential contender in...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday about whether Governor Chris Christie violated public pensioners' contractual rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's fiscal 2015 public pension contribution.

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...

  • The hidden truth about the presidential candidates Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Jeb Bush, Rick Perry and Chris Christie

    Using our Top States for Business metrics, we judge the performance of the governors running in the 2016 US presidential election.

  • Don't mess with Medicaid expansion? Texas' lesson Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) leads a press conference with UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel Podolsky.

    Texas is forgoing about $100 billion in federal funds by not expanding a major health program for the poor.

  • Can you hear me now? NSA to end phone snooping Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • Gov. Christie: This is what campaigns are about Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: This is what campaigns are about

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, discusses the upcoming political campaigns, how to choose the best candidate, and when he will announce his candidacy if he decides to run.

  • Gov. Christie: Absolute media bias Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Absolute media bias

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, talks about the media covers of Iraq, "Bridgegate," and Hillary Clinton.