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  • FDA reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration says those problems have not been established in studies of the device and are not listed on the product label. The device was first approved by the FDA in 2002.. Despite those findings, the FDA says it has continued to receive reports of complications from patients.

  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    In upholding the tactic, the Supreme Court preserved a legal strategy that has been used for more than 40 years to attack discrimination in zoning laws, occupancy rules, mortgage lending practices and insurance underwriting. Every federal appeals court to consider it has upheld the practice, though the Supreme Court had never previously ruled.

  • SHANKSVILLE, Pa.— A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks. The new center near Shanksville, about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, consists of two buildings, a 4,700- square-foot learning center that will play host to...

  • Atlantic City rescue bills approved, sent to Christie Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers passed a package of bills Thursday to help Atlantic City and its struggling casinos and schools, and sent it to Gov. The most important of the five bills approved by the state Senate would let Atlantic City's eight casinos make payments in lieu of taxes for 15 years, allowing the gambling halls to know exactly how much they owe...

  • Red vs. blue states: The battleground over jobs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015 Red vs Blue

    This year the states are touting their workforces to woo business, the CNBC Top States for Business ranking shows. Dems are making strides.

  • America's most expensive states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    The 10 costliest states to live in may surprise you. These places put hefty price tags on real estate, utility bills, gas and food prices.

  • 39. New Jersey Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Top States 2015: New Jersey

    The Garden State is blooming with well-educated talent. But regulation is heavy, the economy is weak, and infrastructure is poor.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    UNION, N.J. _ Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $158.5 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Bed Bath& Beyond shares have declined roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly...

  • WASHINGTON— Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change. Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants if...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia last month endorsed an agreement among stakeholders of Jevic Transportation Inc to toss the trucking company's bankruptcy case out of court before a formal Chapter 11 exit plan was approved.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— More than a dozen transportation and progressive advocacy groups sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to allocate more funding to NJ Transit so it can evade an expected fare increase. New Jersey Transit proposed earlier this year a roughly 9 percent fare increase as well as some service...

  • Farming with 95% less water—in Newark, New Jersey Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Vertical farming at AeroFarms.

    Using 95% less water and half the fertilizer of traditional farming, vertical farms bring sustainable produce to cities.

  • New era in police recruitment: courting hearts and minds Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over officer-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and elsewhere, America's police chiefs are looking for compassionate men and women who are in the field to do good. Take Victor Ransom, whose first assignment as an officer in Jersey City, New Jersey, is bringing him to familiar territory: his own...

  • Bill to permit smaller Atlantic City casinos advances Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey is moving forward with its plan to allow smaller casinos in Atlantic City. The changes come as Atlantic City lost four of its 12 casinos last year. "High-end casinos with a price tag of $1 billion or $2 billion have gone extinct in Atlantic City, crushing the economy and forcing thousands of workers into unemployment," said Deputy...

  • Nearly 400K without power as storm cleanup begins Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Airline in rain

    Powerful storms that plowed through eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey downed trees and power lines, leaving nearly 400,000 without electricity.

  • Oldest manufacturer stops production of Confederate flag Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    ROSELAND, N.J.— The nation's oldest and largest flag manufacturer has decided to stop making and selling the Confederate flag. The northern New Jersey company's announcement comes amid calls for South Carolina to remove the flag from its statehouse in the wake of a shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston. Company President Carter...

  • The PATCO Speedline between suburban New Jersey and downtown Philadelphia has resumed operations after a storm-related power outage halted service for the morning rush hour. PATCO trains typically run every 3-5 minutes from downtown Philadelphia during rush hour. Service remains suspended on SEPTA's Media/ Elwyn regional rail line and between Radnor...

  • Trim gym trend turning fitness fans into business owners Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs. Classes can be pricy, at about $30 each, but that's not keeping people away. "We started this with zero dollars," says Brittany Blum, co-owner of yoga studio Ritual San Francisco.

  • Massachusetts' first slots parlor is open for business Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    PLAINVILLE, Mass.— Massachusetts jumped into the casino game Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby declared, calling it a "momentous" day for Massachusetts, which became the 40th state to offer casino gambling. Massachusetts has been lagging way...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J.— A lawyer representing a New Jersey nonprofit that offers so-called "gay conversion" therapy called several men suing the group "flat-out liars" during closing arguments of a civil trial Wednesday, while their attorney characterized the group as "amateurs using scalpels" on the minds of young gay men. The lawsuit filed in 2012 accuses Jews...