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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Two emergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to turn around Atlantic City's troubled finances recommend layoffs and deep spending cuts, but don't foresee a bankruptcy filing for the struggling casino resort. Kevin Lavin, a corporate turnaround expert, and Kevyn Orr, who shepherded Detroit through its municipal...

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2.6 percent gain in Google shares to $579.94. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach. The company reports it has not had any complaints of illnesses from the products being recalled in the United States and Canada. The 12- ounce product was sold in the frozen food department of the company's 85 stores in New...

  • NEW YORK— A New York- based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement. The Vera Institute of Justice said Tuesday that state corrections systems in Nebraska, Oregon and North Carolina as well as jails in New York City and Middlesex County, New Jersey, were picked for the two-year plan.

  • Indictment: Consultant ran scam, used money at casinos Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A Jersey City financial consultant has been indicted on numerous counts stemming from the theft of more than $500,000 of investors' money, according to an indictment made public Tuesday. The agency also issued a $2 million fine against him and his Red Bank- based firm, White Cedar Group. Between October 2012 and April 2014, Kochav stole $561,745 that he...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Police have accused an airline worker of stealing cash from a passenger's wallet at a Newark Liberty International Airport checkpoint. Port Authority police say a passenger discovered his wallet was missing $576 after he retrieved it from security screening in Terminal C on Monday morning. They arrested 52- year-old United Airlines ramp worker...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A bankruptcy court judge will consider yet again an attempt by the owners of Atlantic City's former Revel casino to sell it to a Florida developer. Judge Gloria Burns has set an April 2 hearing date for Revel AC's latest request to sell the casino to Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club for $82 million.

  • Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:32 AM ET

    Moore was among 13 people taken into custody during a demonstration outside Ferguson police headquarters in early October, and was charged with municipal violations. Protests have continued since Brown, who was black and unarmed, was shot and killed Aug. 9 by then- Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Moore is one of an estimated two dozen journalists from...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The dollar fell further on Monday on views a Federal Reserve interest rate hike will come later rather than sooner, and the decline helped boost oil prices. U.S. energy shares initially were among the biggest gainers on Wall Street as crude prices rebounded on the weak dollar. Gold rose for a fourth day to a two-week high, while London copper prices...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Trump Entertainment Resorts has been fined for not notifying the state about a patron who was assaulted at one of its casinos and has to hand over more than $2,600 won by underage gamblers. The company is forfeiting $2,648 that Trump Plaza won by gamblers later found to be underage. Trump Plaza closed Sept. 16, 2014.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed as energy pares gains Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    *Dollar weakens, supporting crude prices. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday, following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for...

  • *Wall Street gains as dollar adds to losses, oil also rises. Gold steadied after a three-day rally lifted it to a two-week high, while copper prices in London hit their highest point since Jan. 9. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for rising interest rates and its impact on the dollar and the...

  • US STOCKS-Stocks up as dollar ads to losses, oil gains Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    *U.S. dollar extends losses, crude turns positive. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for...

  • *Brent, WTI prices fall again after Saudi comment on supply. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Monday following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back and forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between...

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— New Jersey's Izod Center has hosted its last act after 34 years. The end began when the Prudential Arena opened seven years ago and the Nets and Devils decided to play in Newark instead. Veronica Jackson of Jersey City started as an usher in 1981 when Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band opened the arena.

  • Cruz set to be first out of the gate for WH bid Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"

    Senator Ted Cruz intends to declare that he will run for president in 2016, the first major hopeful of the cycle.

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- A Philadelphia jury on Friday found that Johnson& Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn that antipsychotic drug Risperdal could cause male breast growth, in a case filed by a young man who had taken the drug, but it awarded no damages after finding no direct link to the man's condition. The verdict came after a month-long trial in the...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The bill is growing for New Jersey's attempt to revive Atlantic City, its financially distressed gambling hub. The information sheds further light on how much New Jersey taxpayers will shell out for Governor Chris Christie's decision to appoint an emergency manager for the resort city, a move that was opposed by many including Atlantic...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino that unknowingly used unshuffled cards are asking a judge to let them keep the money. "The trial judge considered the law and made a very thoughtful and correct decision," he told The Associated Press. Once players realized the pattern in which the cards were...