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  • TRENTON, N.J.— Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and giving vocal opponents an opportunity to persuade a judge to kill the deal. Details of the proposed deal struck last month...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • Presidential election has found its punching bag Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Common Core has quickly become a political hot-button, especially for Republican hopefuls trying to distance themselves from Jeb Bush.

  • March 26- New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups. The legislation came after the Christie administration announced a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp on March 5 over environmental contamination from two of its former New Jersey...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City says New Jersey's struggling gambling hub must consider cost cuts, layoffs and longer bond maturities, but bankruptcy is not in the cards- yet. "Bankruptcy is not something that we are contemplating," said emergency manager Kevin Lavin on a conference call on Tuesday. Atlantic City's tax base...

  • Cruz set to be first out of the gate for WH bid Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"

    Senator Ted Cruz intends to declare that he will run for president in 2016, the first major hopeful of the cycle.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The bill is growing for New Jersey's attempt to revive Atlantic City, its financially distressed gambling hub. The information sheds further light on how much New Jersey taxpayers will shell out for Governor Chris Christie's decision to appoint an emergency manager for the resort city, a move that was opposed by many including Atlantic...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- A New Jersey bill that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups moved to the full state Assembly on Thursday in the wake of a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp.. A state Assembly committee released the bill, which was already approved by the New Jersey Senate. Governor Chris Christie, a likely...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • March 13- Revel Casino's hard luck continues after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rejected its agreement for a sale to a Florida developer for $82 million, marking the third failed deal for the shuttered hotel in New Jersey's struggling seaside resort of Atlantic City. Revel was one of four casinos to close last year in Atlantic City, which is struggling with a...

  • Gov. Jindal: Too conservative or not enough? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sits with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about ambition, Islamic extremism and the timidity of fellow GOPers.

  • Someone's getting rich on your kids' test scores Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Student Allison Ramirez asks for help in a fourth-grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., where teachers are training themselves to teach students in a new style of learning math to prepare them for more rigorous education standards under Common Core.

    Controversy around Common Core hasn't stopped companies like Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Apple from cashing in on huge education contracts.

  • Wanted: Fresh political faces—NBC/WSJ Poll Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attends a Long Island Association luncheon in Woodbury, N.Y.

    Voters think some candidates represent the past rather than the future, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • March 5- New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The New York Times last week reported a pending agreement in the long-running lawsuit, which was potentially worth nearly...

  • Hmm...Exxon, Jersey reach deal in 11-year case Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Governor Chris Christie

    Exxon Mobil and New Jersey reached a settlement of about $250 million in an environmental suit seeking $8.9 billion in damages. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, again has a buyer- and again it's Florida developer Glenn Straub, who was lured back by a discounted price of $82 million. New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, recently appointed an emergency manager to reinvigorate the city's finances and appointed Kevyn Orr, who put Detroit into...

  • Feb 24- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has won agreement from the state's teachers union on a "roadmap" for addressing New Jersey's massive pension problem, a dramatic turn in a long-bitter relationship between the two camps. Christie, a Republican weighing a bid for the White House in 2016, will reveal the development formally in his annual budget address...

  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND STATE TEACHERS UNION AGREE TO' ROADMAP' TO ADDRESS PENSION GAP.