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  • A three-judge panel of a New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday revived conspiracy, disparagement and other claims that had been dismissed in 2011 and 2012 against several defendants in the Toronto- based insurer's $8 billion lawsuit. Fairfax was also allowed to pursue some claims against hedge fund Exis Capital Management Inc and Morgan Keegan, a...

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. _ ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $11.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • OAK RIDGE, N.J. _ Lakeland Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $12.3 million. Lakeland Bancorp shares have risen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lakeland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • More states are mulling whether to prohibit salary history questions from job interviews

    According to USA Today, several states and cities are banning the question as part of efforts to ensure equal pay for women.

  • MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. _ Sun Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.4 million in its first quarter. Sun Bancorp shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sun Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen introduced a bill late on Wednesday night...

  • PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ Pinnacle Foods Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $22.9 million. Pinnacle Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.55 to $2.60 per share. Pinnacle Foods shares have increased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Members of Mobilizing Montclair at the Women's March on Washington. The activist group, which grew out of the widespread dismay over the election of President Trump, send 16 buses packed with women to Washington for the protest.

    Grassroots groups have risen from the ashes of Hillary Clinton's campaign to engage in activism throughout America, NBC News reports.

  • SUMMIT, N.J. _ Celgene Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $941 million. Celgene expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.15 to $7.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $13 billion to $13.4 billion. Celgene shares have climbed 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 7 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen introduced a bill late on Thursday night to...

  • WOODBRIDGE, N.J. _ Northfield Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $9.9 million. The holding company for Northfield Bank posted revenue of $36.2 million in the period. Keywords: Northfield Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear. The embrace by the hard-line Freedom Caucus Wednesday supplied fresh votes and momentum for GOP leaders, who also lined up behind the plan and crave a...

  • NEW YORK— Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer, because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday. He didn't specify how service on Amtrak, the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit would be affected, and said...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. Only Congress can make major tax law changes, and Democrats immediately attacked the...

  • BRANCHVILLE, N.J. _ Selective Insurance Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $50.4 million. Selective Insurance shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Selective Insurance, Earnings Report.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— An application for a more than $1 billion proposed natural gas pipeline originating in Pennsylvania and ending in New Jersey is incomplete, state regulators said in a letter Wednesday. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection told PennEast it has 30 days to resubmit its freshwater permit application for the proposed 120- mile...

  • But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear. The embrace by the hard-line Freedom Caucus supplied fresh votes and momentum for GOP leaders, who also lined up behind the plan and crave a legislative...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan that his fellow Republicans in Congress generally welcomed but viewed as an opening gambit. While Republicans, who control the House of Representatives and the Senate, have long eyed tax cuts, Trump's proposal...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan greeted as an opening gambit by his fellow Republicans in Congress. The plan was unveiled at the White House by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn. Mnuchin called the proposals "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump's tax plan, due to be unveiled on Wednesday and proposing to sharply cut rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the United States, was likely to be treated by Congress as just an opening gambit. Trump's proposals were expected to be unveiled at the White House at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday by...