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  • Number of uninsured Mainers rose in 2013 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of Mainers without health insurance grew in 2013.. According to data released Tuesday, Maine was one of two states that saw an increase in the uninsured rate between 2012 and 2013. The other was New Jersey.

  • Sun Pharma licenses Merck psoriasis drug for $80M Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Merck is licensing an experimental psoriasis drug to Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceuticals, the companies said Wednesday. The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, company will also get royalties on sales if the drug is approved. Shares of Merck& Co. slipped 41 cents to $59.58 in morning trading.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Houston- based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

  • 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.

  • Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work— problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

  • *U.S. stocks near record levels, Europe lower. *Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. "The rumor is won't change the' considerable time' language," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, referring to the Fed's previously stated timeline of when it will raise rates.

  • 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.

  • Authorities said Braverman from 2010 to 2013 made close to $300,000 from illegal trades in stocks and options of eight companies, including Drugstore.com Inc, Dealertrack Technologies Inc and Seagate Technology Plc, involved in transactions on which Wilson Sonsini was providing legal advice.

  • Donald Trump's Atlantic City history Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Trump told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he will "take a good strong look" at buying back control of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which declared bankruptcy this month. —When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, in the middle of the Atlantic City boardwalk, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- For all of those waiting for a correction in U.S. stocks, here's the news: you may have already missed it.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with the Dow Industrials hitting a record intraday high as markets reacted to wavering expectations over the language the Federal Reserve will use Wednesday to describe its next policy move.

  • *U.S. stocks near record levels, Europe lower. *Crude oil rises on possible OPEC supply cut. "The rumor is won't change the' considerable time' language," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey, referring to the Fed's previously stated timeline of when it will raise rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. stocks were rising on Tuesday with markets reacting to wavering expectations over the language the Federal Reserve will use Wednesday to describe its future interest rate policy.

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for each share of Glimcher, a 34 percent premium from its closing price of $10.59 Monday.

  • New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    The 30- year-old casino at the heart of the Boardwalk shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday, becoming the fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year. Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza had been the town's worst-performing casino for years.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • Judge OKs auction for closed $2.4B Revel casino Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— A bankruptcy court judge on Monday approved a Sept. 24 auction for the failed $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City after a Florida developer offered $90 million cash for the closed building. Judge Gloria M. Burns approved the auction date along with a $3 million breakup fee that Straub would be paid if the sale to him doesn't go through.

  • Sept 15- The bankrupt Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City will go to auction on Sept. 24, a judge ruled on Monday, after the only bidder clashed with creditors who wanted to slow the rushed sale.