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  • 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.

  • New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov.

  • 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.

  • Christie takes ALS challenge, calls out Zuck, Fallon Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
    Governor Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie posted on his Facebook page a video showing two of his kids dumping a bucket of ice water on his head.

  • Aug 7- The bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has postponed an auction of the 1,400- room property by a week to Aug. 14 to allow more time to evaluate bids, according to a court filing late on Wednesday.

  • Christie's political engine: His BIG personality Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York, July 16,2014.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not decided yet to run for president, but he has a big political asset, his one-of-a-kind personality.