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  • Chris Christie that will allow Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in the city. "We are extremely disappointed that Governor Chris Christie signed the controversial Emergency Medical Services bill," Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller said in a statement. Currently, Virtua provides paramedics, while the Newark- based...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday. David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division, said Thursday's attack was a so-called...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Jon Corzine and other former MF Global Holdings Ltd officials have reached a $64.5 million settlement of litigation brought by investors seeking to hold them liable for the now-defunct futures brokerage's 2011 bankruptcy. The class action accord would boost the investors' recovery to $204.4 million, including $74.9 million from...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Hundreds of workers at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino still have no health insurance six months after their employer ended health care coverage. A bankruptcy judge in October allowed Trump Entertainment Resorts to cancel health and pension coverage for workers. Paul Smith, a longtime cook at the casino, needs surgeries on his neck,...

  • NEW YORK— With the start of New York's medical marijuana program still months away, patents and caregivers of children with neurological conditions gathered outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to demand early access to the drug. "We don't want any more patients in New York state wondering what medical marijuana access could do to save their child's life," said...

  • Going for as much as $4 per ounce, human breast milk is a hot commodity that is emerging as a surprisingly cutthroat industry, one that states are now seeking to regulate amid a battle for control between nonprofit and for-profit banks that supply hospital neonatal units. In the United States, there are two for-profit companies and soon to be three, and one...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Borgata casino will receive about $63 million after a state appeals panel concluded Monday that Atlantic City had overcharged it on property taxes. The ruling affirms a $48 million tax refund, and about $15 million in interest for the tax years 2009 and 2010. It is separate from an $88 million tax settlement the casino reached with the city...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A look at some of the non-gambling attractions in Atlantic City as the resort city tries to move beyond offering just gambling:. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's $52 million redo of the former Pier Shops at Caesars project into a music-themed entertainment attraction. Resorts spent $35 million on its Jimmy Buffett- themed...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. "I'm not really a gambler," said Brandon Ferguson, of Oaklyn, New Jersey. He was one of many who turned out in late June for the opening of The Playground, Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's $52...

  • SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. And in central New York, the tribe that operates Turning Stone Resort Casino opened a second, smaller casino and added slot machines to its convenience stores. Licenses are pending for three new gambling resorts in New...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp will hear the groups' request on July 15 for a temporary restraining order stopping the project.

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, July 3- Greece's huge global diaspora is dishing out advice to friends and relatives on how to vote in Sunday's referendum and some feel so strongly they are buying expensive tickets to get home to cast their own ballots. One airline put on extra flights and ticket prices have risen for expatriates who want to have a say in whether Greece...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase in May, with construction and government employment...

  • *Balance of influence between Washington, local interests. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 2- Efforts to fill top positions at some U.S. A bill passed in May by the Senate Banking Committee that Shelby chairs would strip the New York Fed's board of its power to appoint its presidents.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- With analysts' expectations for second-quarter U.S. earnings at rock-bottom levels, many companies may well beat forecasts, possibly setting up the stock market for gains in the coming weeks. With Alcoa set to kick off results season next week, investors are eyeing a 3- percent projected drop in benchmark S&P 500 earnings from a year ago, which...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month, down from 254,000 in May, with construction and government employment unchanged, and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Stockton University says developer Glenn Straub isn't serious about buying Atlantic City's former Showboat casino, and its president said Thursday the institution will seek a new buyer for it. Thursday was the deadline for Straub's $26 million purchase to close, but he sued Stockton on Wednesday, asking for the deadline to be extended while...

  • *Balance of influence between Washington, local interests. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 2- Efforts to fill top positions at some U.S. A bill passed in May by the Senate Banking Committee that Shelby chairs would strip the New York Fed's board of its power to appoint its presidents.

  • CAMDEN, N.J.— The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes and lying to the IRS. Manco& Manco Pizza owner Charles Bangle, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to evading taxes on his 2010 tax returns and structuring financial transactions in 2011 to avoid reporting requirements.

  • It's the second straight win for Ocean City, which also won in 2009.. The contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Stockton College as a way of making people feel more connected to, and protective of, the state's 127- mile coastline. This year's runners up were: Wildwood; Wildwood Crest; Sea Isle City; North Wildwood; Asbury Park; Manasquan; Belmar;...