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  • 5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects.

  • Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos and not enough gamblers. James Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor.

  • Subprime woes are back: This time in used cars Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Used cars are displayed on a sales lot in San Rafael, California.

    Millions of Americans with shoddy credit records are obtaining used car loans, resembling the subprime mortgage mess, The NYT found.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • Subaru sued over claims of dangerous auto defect Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    It seeks unspecified damages and an order that Subaru initiate a recall to fix the problem. The lawsuit says Subaru of America, which has headquarters in Cherry Hill, has "long known about" the defect but has refused to address it or repair affected vehicles without charge.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management disclosed its final approval first to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement later Friday. The approval opens the outer continental shelf from Delaware to Florida to exploration by energy companies preparing to apply for drilling leases in 2018, when current congressional limits are set to expire.

  • Honeywell 2Q profit climbs 7.6 percent Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    MORRISTOWN, N.J.— Honeywell International Inc. on Friday reported profit that climbed by 7.6 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Morristown, New Jersey- based company said profit increased to $1.1 billion, or $1.38 per share, from $1.02 billion, or $1.28 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • July 18- Catalent Inc, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, said it expects its initial public offering to be priced between $19 and $22 per share, valuing the company at about $2.57 billion at the top end. The company's major customers include Pfizer Inc, Johnson& Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Merck& Co Inc and Novartis AG.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been seeking information on 10 registered broker dealers as part of an ongoing investigation into high-frequency trading strategies, according to an internal SEC document reviewed by Reuters.

  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open at Lake Tahoe Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— The managers of the Hard Rock Hotel& Casino in Las Vegas have announced plans to open one at Lake Tahoe this winter after a $60 million renovation of the former Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline.

  • Feds propose offshore windmill leases in NJ Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The federal government is proposing leases for windmill power projects off the New Jersey coast. The federal Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Management on Thursday proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy projects.

  • Unemployment dips to 6.6 percent in New Jersey Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Officials say New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent in June, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points in June.

  • Exelon nuke plant in NJ restarted after repairs Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    Exelon Corp.' s Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, New Jersey resumed full operations on Thursday. Oyster Creek generates enough electricity to power roughly all the homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. Oyster Creek is due to shut down by the end of 2019. It went online in 1969..

  • Factory growth fastest in 3 years in Philly region Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region surged in July, expanding at its fastest pace in more than three years, as new orders, shipments, and hiring all rose. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of regional factory activity rose to 23.9 in July from 17.8 in June.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week average has slipped to 309,000, the lowest reading since June 2007, about five months before the Great Recession began. California: Down 4,008, due to fewer layoffs in the service industry.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Foreclosure activity in the United States dropped last month to the lowest level since July 2006, before the housing bubble burst, and likely will continue to drop through the first half of next year, an industry group said on Thursday.

  • FAA investigates congressman's drone wedding video Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Sean Patrick Maloney, D- N.Y., by name, but said it was looking into "a report of an unmanned aircraft operation in Cold Spring, New York, on June 21 to determine if there was any violation of federal regulations or airspace restrictions." Maloney is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's aviation subcommittee, which oversees the FAA.

  • U.S. House passes spending bill with Dodd-Frank changes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    The Democrat-controlled Senate is not expected to approve the bill as it is now. Earlier this week, the White House said that President Barack Obama "strongly opposes House passage" of the appropriations bill and would veto it if the legislation reached his desk.

  • July 16- Love Culture Inc on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest women's apparel retailer to seek protection from creditors, and said it may be sold after having received interest from possible buyers.