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  • NEW YORK, July 20- The dollar fell to its lowest in nearly two years against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers would discuss possible changes to its bond-buying scheme in the autumn. The euro climbed as high as $1.1655 against the greenback after Draghi spoke, putting it up about 1.2 percent on the day and...

  • OAK RIDGE, N.J. _ Lakeland Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $13.4 million. Lakeland Bancorp shares have fallen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lakeland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months, as concerns...

  • WASHINGTON— Vulnerable House Republicans stood defiant about their support for an unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare as the effort languished in the Senate, leaving them to face angry voters with, perhaps, nothing to show for it. Midterm elections typically take a toll on the party occupying the White House— Barack Obama's Democrats lost 63 House seats in 2010...

  • *S&P 500 tech sector breaks record held since March 2000. NEW YORK, July 19- The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Wednesday helped partly by technology stocks, which surpassed a long-standing mark, despite gains on the Dow being capped by a sharp drop in IBM shares. The S&P 500 tech sector broke its previous record closing high that had held since...

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Rutgers University has approved a tuition increase for the coming school year. The increase means that a typical in-state, full-time arts and sciences undergraduate living at the school's main New Brunswick campus will be charged $27,090. Rutgers president Robert Barchi says that public colleges across the country face significant...

  • People wait for the bus in Newark, New Jersey.

    A new report found cities' stress levels are influenced by poverty and divorce rates, U.S. News reports.

  • Chris Christie roasted by announcer and booed after catching foul ball at a Mets gam

    Chris Christie caught a foul ball from his seat at Citi Field during the Mets-Cardinals game on Tuesday night.

  • LONDON— U.S. spice maker McCormick& Company has bought Reckitt Benckiser's food business for $4.2 billion in cash, in a deal it regards as a "perfect match" but that some investors think may be a bit too pricey. The deal, disclosed on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, will create a combined group with annual sales of around $5 billion. "RB Foods' focus on creating...

  • WASHINGTON— An international robotics competition in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. The team that drew the most attention at the FIRST Global Challenge, which ended Tuesday, was a squad of girls from Afghanistan who were twice rejected for U.S. visas before President Donald Trump intervened. Silver went to Singapore and...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations this week amid summerlong track work at New York's Penn Station, an agency official told lawmakers Wednesday. NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said at a joint...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said in a statement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK and several...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- For seven years, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell vowed to slay Obamacare if only his Republican Party controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House. Late on Monday and again on Tuesday, after a long struggle, McConnell's efforts to repeal all or portions of former President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 Affordable Care Act and replace...

  • DALLAS— A return to higher fares helped boost United Airlines' second-quarter profit above Wall Street expectations, but the momentum behind rising prices could be fading. That tepid forecast fell far short of Delta Air Lines' outlook for the rest of summer, and United's shares dropped in extended trading. More recently, CEO Oscar Munoz has set out to fix the...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The federal Department of Commerce says its secretary was right to reverse a decision about flounder fishing regulations that was made by an interstate commission. The regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced last month it had found New Jersey out of compliance with management of the fishery.

  • July 18- U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc has entered the Indonesian life insurance market in a joint venture with a unit of CT Corp in Jakarta, the companies said on Tuesday. Prudential's Pruco Life Insurance Company unit has acquired a 49 percent stake in PT Asuransi Jiwa Mega Indonesia, the life insurance subsidiary of Indonesia- based CT Corp, the...

  • BAYONNE, N.J. _ BCB Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $3.1 million. BCB Bancorp shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: BCB Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he arrives at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, July 15, 2017.

    Hoping to refocus, White House announces this week as 'Made in America' week

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Interstate fishing managers say a row with an appointee of President Donald Trump's administration over the regulation of flounder fishing off New Jersey jeopardizes conservation of marine species all along the East Coast. The fish in question is summer flounder, which is popular with sport fishermen and commercial fishermen from Maine to...

  • Flavia Cabral, a McDonald's employee, poses for a portrait in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017.

    New York became the largest U.S. city to require fast-food restaurants to schedule workers at least two weeks in advance, or pay them extra.