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  • NEWARK, N.J.— Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says two flights reported lasers were shone at them Saturday night. Last year the FBI offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

  • The Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in late 2013, arguing that the prison system's policy is inconsistent, especially when the backgrounds of other high-security prisoners granted access to reporters are reviewed. The only plausible reason for granting interviews to other prisoners while denying access to the...

  • Freshpet reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    SECAUCUS, N.J. _ Freshpet Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $16.4 million in its fourth quarter. Freshpet expects full-year revenue in the range of $112 million to $114.5 million. Freshpet shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • A ruling that demanded the New Jersey state government contribute another $1.6 billion to public employees' retirement funds came from a judge who "fabricated a constitutional right to pension funding," Gov. Christie, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, is trying to get a higher court to overturn a February order that he and the Legislature...

  • NEW YORK— A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday. Comptroller Scott Stringer's office examined the city's much-maligned Build It Back program, which was supposed to help people repair, rebuild and...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is insisting that Gov. Chris Christie voice support for a package of bills to aid Atlantic City and its casinos before they can be voted upon. Afterward, he told The Associated Press he will not post them for final votes unless Christie indicates support, saying that emergency managers appointed by the...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. It took in $135 million last year; Morgan Stanley initially forecast $678 million. Morgan Stanley forecasts the 2017 online market will be $410 million, down from an initial estimate of $1.3 billion.

  • Icahn: Union costs, work rules helped kill 4 AC casinos Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    His comments came a day after union president Bob McDevitt said Icahn is trying to "disembowel" Atlantic City to line his own pockets. Icahn owns the Tropicana and is acquiring the Trump Taj Mahal through bankruptcy court by swapping $286 million in debt he owns from Trump Entertainment Resorts for ownership of the company. The union said Icahn has been using...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A billionaire Manhattan developer and veteran New Jersey real estate executive are pursuing Atlantic City's former Revel casino, according to a court filing Tuesday. The court filing by former business tenants at the casino says Howard Milstein of New York and Carl Goldberg of New Jersey plan an $88 million bid for Revel.

  • DOYLESTOWN, Pa.— A local GOP fundraiser charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday. Claire Risoldi's "salty language" was humorous until it became threatening, appraiser Don Palmieri testified at a...

  • The medical research companies Quest Diagnostics and Quintiles will form a joint venture to conduct clinical trial laboratory work for drug developers. Quest Diagnostics Inc., based in Madison, New Jersey, provides diagnostic testing and other services through a network of laboratories and patient service centers. Shares of Quest Diagnostics slipped 9...

  • NEW YORK— Movado posted a surprisingly strong fourth quarter and said it would raise prices and streamline the operations of the luxury watchmaker to offset slow growth and the strong dollar. Movado reported $10.1 million, or 40 cents per share, in fourth-quarter profit, topping expectations. Movado said that operating expenses decreased 4.3 percent to $57.3...

  • Bellerophon Therapeutics posts 4Q loss Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    HAMPTON, N.J. _ Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $2.16 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WOODBRIDGE, N.J.— The state's turnpike authority approved a preliminary legal settlement Tuesday that will pay more than $100,000 to a retired Army colonel who claimed a state trooper pointed a gun at him and his daughter during a traffic stop. R. Timothy Leever sued Trooper Rodrigo Coelho after the stop on the Garden State Parkway in Colonia in 2010. Leever said...

  • Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts, which Icahn is acquiring, says Stockton University should have bought the shuttered Atlantic Club at the opposite end of town for its campus instead of the Showboat. McDevitt said it is immoral for Icahn, through Trump Entertainment, to block the Showboat redevelopment when the company is sitting on the vacant...

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— A lawsuit filed against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain claims the Syracuse- based business doesn't pay tipped workers fair wages. According to a report in The Post-Standard of Syracuse, the lawsuit filed in federal court last week by the New York City law firm Fitapelli and Schaffer says the company failed to properly use the "...

  • Stored for decades in attics, closets and a bank safe-deposit box in New Jersey, the gun belonging to former IRS agent Michael Malone— and possibly used by members of Al Capone's gang— is headed to Las Vegas, where it will be part of an the exhibit at The Mob Museum beginning in mid-April. "Michael Malone was, I believe, the greatest undercover agent in the history of law...

  • Charlie Baker formally asked the federal government on Friday to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a relentless series of winter storms brought record snowfall and frigid temperatures, causing 25 deaths and costing the state and its cities and towns an estimated $400 million. The state is also asking Obama to issue a major disaster...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A package of bills to help Atlantic City and its struggling casino industry is being delayed by a standoff between its sponsors and Gov. Christie wants the state Legislature to approve and send him a package of bills aimed at turning around Atlantic City's struggling fortunes, a spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday.