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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • Nov 25- New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country. Under new pension accounting standards, issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board, the New Jersey system's overall funded level stands at 44 percent for...

  • Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers continue to weigh a number of options aimed at paying for transportation projects across the state, including some that could hit drivers' wallets when they go to fill their gas tanks. Meanwhile, the program to finance roads and bridges also includes debt— a combination of bonds and cash from the Port Authority of New York and New...

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." Scott Walker, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, said alongside nodding colleagues at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Florida. Having claimed the Senate majority in...

  • Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open. Trump Entertainment Resorts said Saturday it has offered to restore health insurance to its 3,000 workers for at least two years if the union will drop its appeal of a court order...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • New Jersey faces mixed economic forecast Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Economists say there is reason to be optimistic about New Jersey's recovery but warned on Monday that the state's constrained budget, tax structure and lagging employment gains could dampen its progress. Chris Christie's administration and the Legislature prepare to begin debating the state's budget early next year. Jason Bram, a researcher...

  • Court papers filed to close Trump Taj Mahal casino Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    In filing a revised reorganization plan in Delaware bankruptcy court, Trump Entertainment Resorts said its board has approved a shutdown of the casino by Dec. 12. "The debtors have initiated appropriate steps to cease operations at the Taj Mahal consistent with that time frame," Trump Entertainment attorneys wrote. "I want them to know that the city of Atlantic...

  • Atlantic City casino revenue down 4.4 pct in Oct. Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    The casinos took in $207 million, compared to $216 million in October 2013. Four of the city's 12 casinos have shut down so far this year— The Atlantic Club, the Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza. He also touted non-gambling attractions and investments as evidence that Atlantic City is transitioning from a gambling resort to a more diversified one.

  • Taxes, schools, casinos key to Christie AC plan Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Chris Christie to help Atlantic City calls for setting predictable tax payments for casinos, temporarily freezing taxes on non-gambling property, giving schools more aid if they reduce costs and temporarily halting contributions to employee pension plans. "Extraordinary state and local support is required in the transition phase of the Atlantic City...

  • AP: Taj Mahal closes Dec. 12 if union keeps appeal Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Trump Entertainment Resorts said it will close the Taj Mahal on Dec. 12 if its main union doesn't drop an appeal of a court-ordered savings package. CEO Robert Griffin told The Associated Press on Thursday that the company has notified the state Division of Gaming Enforcement of the planned shutdown date. The company said relief from health...

  • Lawmakers pass bills stemming from bridge closure Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers passed a pair of measures Thursday stemming from the politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year. "The Port Authority has been a dysfunctional agency plagued with abuse and mismanagement for many years," she said, pointing out that toll prices on the George Washington Bridge are slated to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • Judge voids union contract with Trump Taj Mahal Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.

    A federal bankruptcy court judge voided a union contract with Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Friday.

  • Take a train to NYC? Next year will be a nightmare Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Sign for New Jersey Transit at Pennsylvania Station in New York.

    Amtrak said it will have to curtail use of the rail tunnels leading to NYC to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.

  • 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.

  • Ray Rice sacked by Ravens     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    The Baltimore Ravens fired its running back after a video surfaced showing Rice knocking out his then fiancée in a hotel elevator. NBC Sports Anchor Dave Briggs, shares his thoughts on the NFL's tougher domestic violence policy.