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  • NJ glassmaker settles air pollution allegations Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    MILLVILLE, N.J.-- Federal and state officials say a southern New Jersey glass manufacturer has agreed to pay $300,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that it violated air pollution standards. Durand Glass Manufacturing Co. made no admission of violations under the agreement announced Monday.

  • NJ Senate advances bill on unemployment backlog Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey would have to start paying unemployment to people who appeal denials but cannot get answers on them within eight weeks under a bill advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.

  • Oct 2- John Wiley& Sons Inc, the publisher of the "For Dummies" books, said it will buy privately held online learning services company Deltak.edu LLC for $220 million to strengthen its business with higher education institutions.

  • Iraq signs deal to modernize major port in Basra Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    BAGHDAD-- Iraq on Tuesday signed a $14 million deal with a U.S. consortium to modernize a major port in the country's southern province of Basra in a move aimed at developing key infrastructure neglected during years of war and sanctions.

  • Measure of US home prices rises by most in 6 years Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.

  • Authorities: Hornets exec faces gun charge in NJ Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- Authorities say an executive with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after a handgun was found in his checked baggage at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 'genius grants' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone. Thile is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," which are given in a secrecy-shrouded process.

  • Celgene edges higher on Abraxane melanoma study Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:35 AM ET

    SUMMIT, N.J.-- Shares of Celgene Corp. rose Tuesday after the company said its cancer drug Abraxane slowed the progression of melanoma in a late-stage clinical trial. Celgene said patients who were treated with Abraxane had greater progression-free survival than patients who were treated with the chemotherapy drug dacarbazine.

  • Toys R Us to offer price matching in stores Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Toys R Us will offer a price matching guarantee on all of its toys and products in stores this holiday season, the toy seller said Monday. Toy analysts say retailers are being tight with inventory this year, so those wanting in-demand toys like Monster High dolls and the LeapPad2 tablet should buy early.

  • Church & Dwight closes $650M deal for Avid Health Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    PRINCETON, N.J.-- Church& Dwight said Monday that it completed its acquisition of Avid Health Inc., which makes gummy types of vitamins and supplements, for $650 million in cash. Church& Dwight Co. Inc. makes Arm& Hammer baking soda, Aim toothpaste and other products. Church& Dwight shares rose 19 cents to $54.18 in afternoon trading.

  • NJ senators advance health insurance exchange Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- A New Jersey state Senate committee on Monday again advanced a bill to set up a state-run insurance exchange as a way to give uninsured people a way to buy health plans as part of the federal health insurance overhaul.

  • Hertz to issue $1.2B in debt to fund acquisition Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Hertz said it plans to use the offering's proceeds to finance part of its tender offer for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.' s shares and refinance some of that company's existing debt. In August, Park Ridge, N.J.- based Hertz reached a deal to buy Tulsa, Okla.- based Dollar Thrifty for $87.50 per share, or about $2.3 billion.

  • NJ's AFSCME union ratifies pact Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey's second-largest public employee union has ratified a new contract that the Christie administration says reflects financial realities and budget constraints.

  • Former Johnson & Johnson CEO Burke dies at 87 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- Former Johnson& Johnson CEO James E. Burke, who steered the health care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980 s that resulted in the first tamper-resistant product packaging, has died.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC IN LISLE, ILLINOIS. DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. STORY: TABLE COMMENTS: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY. CRAIG DISMUKE, CHIEF ECONOMIC STRATEGIST, VINING SPARKS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

  • Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary holiday staffers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, a 2.5 percent increase from last year when the Cincinnati- based operator of Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's hired 78,000 workers.

  • America Pauses to Remember 9/11 on 11th Anniversary Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    A New York City policeman salutes a flag hanging from One World Trade ceremonies for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

    Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

  • 9/11 Commemoration: Politics-Free at Ground Zero? Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    Scene from the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

    For the first time, elected officials won't be allowed to speak at a 9-11 commemoration at Ground Zero, an occasion that had allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight.