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  • Commuters going through the city's Penn Station have choice words for it, none of them good. "I think anything would be an improvement," said attorney Brigit Zahler, who splits her time between Red Bank, New Jersey, and West Islip, on Long Island, east of New York. She said she's been going through Penn Station daily for more than a decade.

  • NEWARK, N.J. _ IDT Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $11 million. On a per-share basis, the Newark, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 48 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $23.5 million, or $1.03 per share.

  • *Stocks reversed earlier losses following OPEC deal. Sept 28- Wall Street moved higher on Wednesday after an OPEC agreement to limit crude output fueled a rally in oil and more than offset nervousness about a tight race for the U.S. presidency. The energy index jumped 4 percent and was set to have its best day since January after OPEC sources said the group has...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 28- Reports of air rage rose worldwide in 2015, with instances of verbally abusive airline passengers and travelers who refused to listen to cabin crew increasing by almost 17 percent, the international trade association for airlines said on Wednesday. Alcohol or drug intoxication was identified as a factor in 23 percent of the cases, though in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of the year. She said during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee that when the Fed met last week, a majority of her colleagues believed it...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J.— Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties. Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was happy to seize on the issue, questioning in the first presidential...

  • CHANTILLY, Va.— Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will still use...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen all were pressed on a range of security...

  • Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets. "This is really inconvenient and irritating," the Louisville, Kentucky, resident said. Meanwhile, shoppers continue to mourn the loss of a bottle...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is ready to put machines in the three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars...

  • NEW YORK— In a story Sept. 23 about online reviews, The Associated Press used incorrect style for the name of Yelp, the company that runs an online review website. NEW YORK— It is a double-edged cybersword: a negative review of a restaurant or other business, posted for the world to see. Jeff Gates, who co-owns eight restaurants in the Boston area, says online reviews give...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The company provides technical services to data centers and serves several New Jersey online gambling...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 26- Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, stands to gain $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstrip to the city's quasi-independent public water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday. The land deal is part of a fiscal recovery plan that the city must present to New Jersey soon or...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Monday the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Prosecutors filed conspiracy charges against Sowrabh Sharma, of New York; his two firms, Jersey City- based SCM Data and MMC Systems, of Ashburn, Virginia; and Shikha Mohta, a...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson& Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. Johnson& Johnson, whose baby powder dominates the market, says it's perfectly safe.

  • WEEHAWKEN, N.J.— A bus driver has been ticketed for an unsafe lane change after two New Jersey Transit buses headed to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 44 people. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the crash occurred around 8:50 a.m. Monday in the center tube. The Lincoln Tunnel travels under...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future. Pfizer has said it spent $600 million on preparations for such a split. As a result, Pfizer has been reporting detailed financial...