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  • For 1 New Jersey candidate, the issue is gold Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Republican Jeff Bell spent three decades in Washington working on policy and wrote a book promoting all aspects of social conservatism. But so far his campaign for the U.S. Senate has centered on just one issue: returning the United States to the gold standard.

  • Christie pension commission warns of shortfalls Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A commission convened by Gov. Chris Christie to look into the health benefits and pension liabilities for public employees reported Thursday that the costs threaten to put a $90 billion drain on New Jersey's future state budgets.

  • Pol: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach. But he also said Atlantic City should loosen up about letting people carry open containers of alcohol.

  • Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • Transportation funding becomes New Jersey priority Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Funding for transportation projects has long been simmering as an issue in New Jersey. Chris Christie nominated Democrat Jamie Fox to head the state's transportation department, and he was confirmed by the state Senate on Monday. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is paying for an additional $375 million in New Jersey projects.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla.— While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov.

  • Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly. The state Labor Department released its preliminary monthly report Thursday. New Jersey's unemployment rate remains above the national rate of 6.1 percent.

  • New Jersey offers deal to those behind on taxes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey officials are giving a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections. Chris Christie has previously said he opposes using an amnesty program to get a shot of revenue.

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • Sept 10- Atlantic City's Revel casino-hotel, which closed earlier this month after filing for bankruptcy, reached a deal to sell itself to a Florida developer for $90 million in cash, a fraction of the billions of dollars it cost to build.

  • *Trump Entertainment Resorts files for Chapter 11. Sept 9- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, which runs two casinos in Atlantic City, filed for bankruptcy protection for a third time, in another blow to the city's crumbling casino industry.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 8- Governor Chris Christie pushed past a sea of angry protesters on Monday to meet with business leaders and politicians on ways to save troubled Atlantic City, which has lost a quarter of its 12 casinos already this year.

  • Sept 5- Fitch Ratings cut its credit rating on New Jersey one notch to' A' on Friday because of the state's budget gaps and a broken promise to make a full contribution into its public pension system.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Aug 26- As hopes for a last-minute buyer dim, Atlantic City's Revel casino has laid out its closure plans, from disposing of opened bottles of alcohol to cashing unredeemed poker chips.

  • Aug 16- When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

    CNBC anchors, corporate leaders and even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie participated in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The ALS Association reports receiving $9.5 million from July 29th to August 15th of this year.

  • New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal, left, the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, center, and Revel Atlantic City stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Christie and New Jersey Democrats have said Atlantic City's economy, heavily dependent on casinos, needs to be broadened.

  • New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Aug 13- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday he would convene a bipartisan summit in September to seek ways to rescue Atlantic City from a slump in its mainstay casino business. Atlantic City has struggled with casino closures as neighboring states have lured gamblers away.

  • A look at Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla's video accepting the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Quintanilla has nominated Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and John Legere.