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  • NEWARK, N.J.— Newark officials have adjusted a downtown redevelopment plan to allow for a potential casino. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo want a casino to anchor a downtown district that would also include a convention center, shopping and entertainment. He says the council's approval Wednesday puts Newark in a position...

  • The Coast Guard said the plane's occupants are part of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Their injuries aren't considered life-threatening, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Sabrina Laberdesque. Cresskill Police Chief Ed Wrixon told The Record that the two were surveying the Hudson River when they encountered problems and radioed air traffic controllers at...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit— if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures. "Even if beer needs to be delivered by drone,@ McGillins will be open," tweeted the city's oldest bar, McGillin's Olde Ale House. Planned road closures...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part because of the fast-growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. Then comes Florida with 987,663; New Jersey with 478,439; Pennsylvania with 418,792, Massachusetts with 283,568;...

  • The state Division of Gaming enforcement has approved Caesars Interactive Entertainment to host Internet gambling content from its Atlantic City server for the Delaware state lottery. The agreement announced Thursday will permit SG Interactive, a division of Scientific Games, to provide game content from servers located in Caesars' data center in...

  • *Intel boosts S&P, Apple holds weighs. Sept 3- Wall Street rose on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures and ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could figure in the Federal Reserve's decision about when to lift interest rates. "Whether it's in the U.S., Japan or Europe, the market likes quantitative easing," said...

  • NEW YORK— Dozens of 9/ 11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks. Congress initially limited the programs because of concerns about their massive cost. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler,...

  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— A pair of brothers and two other men have been charged with stealing nearly 1,200 laptops bound for public school students in New Jersey after investigators determined their story about a theft didn't add up. Anton Saljanin, 43, and Gjon Saljanin, 40, were due to appear in court Thursday with Ujka Vulaj, 54, and Carlos Caceres, 37, on charges...

  • PHILADELPHIA— After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view. "Everyone wants to see the pope, and we totally, totally get that," said...

  • Sept 3- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it will buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen food and Le Sueur canned vegetable businesses for about $765 million in cash. General Mills said in July that it recorded a $260 million charge in the fourth quarter to write down the value of Green Giant after an assessment showed the business's market value was lower...

  • General Mills selling Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765M Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash. General Mills is shifting its focus to cereal and yogurt, as well as driving sales for its small but growing organic and natural foods segment. The Minneapolis company— whose brands include Cheerios, Betty Crocker and...

  • CAMDEN, N.J.— Campbell Soup Co.' s fiscal fourth-quarter results were mixed, as the soup maker dealt with restructuring charges and a stronger dollar. Campbell has also said that it will take high fructose corn syrup out of all of its Pepperidge Farm breads by the end of fiscal 2017 and will stop using artificial colors and flavors in most of its products in North...

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York- based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: "Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women's rights" and "Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence." They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;...

  • NEWARK, N.J., Sept 2- A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Arkadiy Dubovoy, who spoke Russian and used an interpreter, entered his plea to securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy charges in a brief...

  • Catalent tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    SOMERSET, N.J. _ Catalent Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $153.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 58 cents per share. Catalent expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.81 billion to $1.9 billion.

  • NEWARK, N.J., Sept 2- A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Igor Dubovoy last week was unable to meet a $3 million bond set by a federal judge in Atlanta before his case was moved to New Jersey.

  • Sept 2- An anchor for Fox News Channel has sued Hasbro Inc for more than $5 million over the company's sale of a plastic toy hamster that shares her name, and which she says resembles her. In a complaint filed on Monday, Harris Faulkner, who joined Fox News in 2005, called it "demeaning and insulting" for Hasbro to portray her as a rodent with its Harris Faulkner hamster,...

  • After chaotic year, New Jersey superintendent praised Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— The new superintendent of schools in Newark tried to set a conciliatory tone for Wednesday, appearing at a school to announce that district teachers would each receive $100 to spend as they wish on supplies and principals would get $7,500 for needs not covered in their budgets. The $750,000 for the program comes from the Foundation for Newark's...