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  • Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, both Democrats, announced a deal Friday that also would phase out the estate tax and make other tax cuts. New Jersey's Senate president says he's confident a new proposal that boosts the state gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to fund transportation projects can get a veto-proof majority in both...

  • Limited details of the plan were made public last week at a regional dealer meeting in Newark, New Jersey, by Volkswagen of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb, said the dealers, who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn't been made public. Both dealers said they were told that more testing was needed and that the plans still had to be approved by...

  • *GE, Honeywell fall on disappointing results. July 22- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were higher Friday, led by technology and telecom stocks, while the Dow's gains were limited by industrials after GE's disappointing results. "The markets are biding time to see what the next set of earnings bring," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville,...

  • *GE falls on disappointing results. July 22- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq inched higher on Friday, led by telecom stocks, while the Dow was held back by industrials after GE's disappointing results. "The markets are biding time to see what the next set of earnings bring," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • OAK RIDGE, N.J. _ Lakeland Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $10.1 million. Lakeland Bancorp shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lakeland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • CRANBURY, N.J. _ 1st Constitution Bancorp on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.3 million. 1st Constitution Bancorp shares have climbed slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: 1st Constitution Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. _ ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $10.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The state's Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they have agreed on a new plan to fund transportation projects by boosting the state's gas tax and cutting other taxes, a proposal immediately criticized by Republican Gov. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced the proposal a day after Christie...

  • MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. _ Honeywell International Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.28 billion. Honeywell expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.60 to $6.70 per share, with revenue in the range of $40 billion to $40.6 billion. Honeywell shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • NEW YORK— May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio. 1970 s: Produces television programs and plays including "The Hot l Baltimore," which opens off- Broadway in New York in 1973 and runs for three years. 1989-91: Manages the unsuccessful first campaign by Rudolph Giuliani for mayor of New York, and the unsuccessful campaign of Jim Courter for governor of New Jersey.

  • July 6: Carlson sues network chief executive Roger Ailes, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace. July 9: New York magazine publishes allegations of sexual misconduct by Ailes from six other women, two of whom speak on the record. Cavuto joins a number of female Fox News on-air...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Jon Corzine has settled a lawsuit by the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's company MF Global Holdings Ltd, as part of a $132 million accord to end much of the remaining litigation over the brokerage's 2011 collapse. A substantial majority of the payout would be made by insurers on behalf of Corzine and other defendants, including MF...

  • Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and others said the plan to build a new terminal one block west of its current location would be disastrous for residents and business in the surrounding Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. "There's a long history of people who thought they would beat the Hell's Kitchen community and didn't quite make it," state...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Jon Corzine has reached a settlement with the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's collapsed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd, as part of a series of accords expected to provide about $132 million to creditors, according to court papers. The trustee, Nader Tavakoli, on Wednesday night asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to approve payments...

  • Intel shares were down 3.6 percent at $34.40 after the chipmaker reported revenue growth slowed at its key data center business. Qualcomm was up 6.9 percent at $59.68 after its quarterly results and forecast topped market estimates. Another boost to the S&P and Nasdaq was Biogen, which was up 6.7 percent at $278.32 after its results beat expectations.

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's foray into the barbecue-loving Midwest has gone up in smoke with the closing of its year-old Chicago restaurant. The Syracuse- based chain of barbeque and live music joints told Chicago media outlets Wednesday that its eatery on the Windy City's North Side would close up for good that night. The closing of the Chicago...

  • July 21- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Thursday, a day after the Dow and the S&P hit fresh record highs and as investors digested a mixed bag of earning reports. Shares of the world's largest chipmaker were down 3.2 percent at $34.56 in premarket trading. Rival chipmaker Qualcomm, however, was up 7.7 percent at $60.11 after its quarterly results and...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ KCG Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $33.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • MADISON, N.J. _ Quest Diagnostics Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $194 million. Quest Diagnostics expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.02 to $5.17 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.47 billion to $7.54 billion. Quest Diagnostics shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union turned up the heat Thursday, surrounding the massive gambling hall with hundreds of picketers, some traveling hundreds of miles to support the walkout. Picketers from unions in Baltimore, Washington, New...