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  • New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California top the list of states where taxpayers get the biggest deductions. Proposals by House Republican leaders and President Donald Trump would repeal the tax break as part of their packages to overhaul the American tax code. The standoff illustrates how hard it is for Congress to eliminate any popular tax break, even...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Scott Blumstein's path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey. While internet gambling has helped Atlantic City's beleaguered casino industry begin to recover, Blumstein credited his online experience with helping him win the biggest prize in poker after he...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. The Republican issued a conditional veto on Friday of the law passed by the Democrat-led Legislature that would have increased the eligibility period for family leave insurance from six to 12 weeks. Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, who sponsored the measure, said that he isn't surprised Christie vetoed the bill, but said...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. A bill raising the age in Maine from 18 to 21 is awaiting Republican Gov.

  • Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie, a fellow Republican, signed a bill Friday calling on Trump, a former Atlantic City casino owner, and Congress not to enact a nationwide ban on internet gambling. The bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature and...

  • CRANBURY, N.J. _ 1st Constitution Bancorp on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. 1st Constitution Bancorp shares have declined 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: 1st Constitution Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. _ Honeywell International Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.39 billion. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.77 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.83 billion.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A foreman at a major container ship facility in New Jersey is accused of getting co-workers to file fake timesheets so he could collect over $500,000 a year, spending time on his yacht, traveling to Aruba and going to movies instead of showing up to work. Federal prosecutors contend Paul Moe, Sr., of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, failed to appear on a daily...

  • WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. _ Parke Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $3.7 million. The holding company for Parke Bank posted revenue of $12.4 million in the period. Parke Bancorp shares have increased 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs& Co, a financial partner in the project, exited the deal. Delta now plans to pay for nearly the entire project by itself, although the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a $500 million investment that Corning Inc is making with pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer to manufacture a new kind of glass for injectable drug vials. At a White House event, Trump said the effort will create nearly 1,000 jobs at facilities in New York and New Jersey and at a...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. Glover joined MGM in 2015, serving as general manager and then president and chief operating office of Beau Rivage Resort& Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. MGM and Boyd Gaming opened the Borgata in 2003, and MGM bought out Boyd's...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Corning Inc said at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that it plans to spend $500 million and create 1,000 jobs in the United States making a new kind of glass for vials and cartridges to hold injectable drugs. Corning spokeswoman Elizabeth Dann said the jobs would be at a new facility in a location that is yet to be determined in...

  • NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will take "every action that is necessary" to make sure New Jersey Transit train engineers show up for work after dozens of trains were canceled earlier this week because of a manpower shortage. Christie addressed the trains canceled earlier this week at an unrelated event Thursday in North Brunswick.

  • CHICAGO— President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. People will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting Nov. 1 and...

  • NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that New Jersey's unemployment remained the same in June compared to the last two months. He announced Thursday that the state added 10,600 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent.

  • 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...