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  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lottery sales are down for a third year since being privatized. Bruce Rauner fired Northstar in Illinois, the first state to privatize the lottery, after the company fell half a billion dollars short of its projections. Gary Schaer, Democratic chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee in New Jersey, criticized the company's "poor track...

  • April 17- Theranos Inc said on Monday it would stay out of the blood-testing business for at least two years in exchange for reduced penalties from federal health authorities. The settlement resolves all outstanding legal and regulatory proceedings between Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services and the company, Theranos said. Theranos, which exited the...

  • The Associated Press previously obtained forms of wealthy Democratic front-runner Phil Murphy. He also reported homes in Germany, where he served as ambassador under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013, and in Italy. Bill Brennan, a former Teaneck firefighter and activist, reported an annuity from Teaneck.

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— A New Jersey woman has sued Wells Fargo Bank, saying she was fired for refusing to participate in a scheme to manipulate accounts and sell products that weren't in customers' best interest. Melinda Bini filed a lawsuit in state court in New Jersey on April 5 against the bank and three supervisors from the branch she worked at in Highland Park,...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • NEW YORK— A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York's Penn...

  • The New York Police Department says 16 people have been treated for non-life-threatening injuries following a stampede at New York's Penn Station when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man. The stampede happened Friday evening after a New Jersey Transit train with 1,200 passengers aboard made it to the station after being stuck in a Hudson...

  • A New Jersey Transit train with 1,200 passengers aboard has made it to New York's Penn Station after being stuck in a Hudson River tunnel for nearly three hours. Trains derailed at Penn Station last week and three weeks ago, but no injuries were reported. A New Jersey Transit train with about 1,200 passengers aboard has made it to New York's Penn Station after...

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump plans to nominate a vocal critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank to serve as its president. The White House announced late Friday that Trump plans to nominate Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, to serve as president of the credit agency, which helps overseas buyers get financing to purchase...

  • NEW YORK— A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York's Penn Station in the early evening. New York police said that the stampede...

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • Though crimes such as tax fraud or evasion certainly can come with jail time, the IRS probably won't send you to prison simply for being short on cash, says Ken Portera, an enrolled agent in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The IRS generally charges around 4 percent annual interest plus a monthly late-payment penalty of 0.5 percent on unpaid balances.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— State police don't have to reimburse troopers for tolls they pay during their commute to and from work, an appellate court ruled. The case came about after authorities ended a yearslong practice in which troopers and other state employees were allowed to skip tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and some other major roadways. When state police refused...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A New Jersey man involved in a conspiracy to file false federal income tax returns on behalf of county jail inmates is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Winfred Moses recently received a 26- month sentence. The 49- year-old East Orange man had pleaded guilty last December to conspiracy to make and present false, fictitious, and fraudulent...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Laws requiring legal notices to be published in newspapers prop up a "dying, antiquated industry," Maine's Republican governor said in the latest example of his antipathy toward the press. The governor, who once apologized for telling a boy that he'd like to shoot his Bangor Daily News cartoonist father, has most recently called for governmental...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Police at airports in the New York City metropolitan area are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to removing passengers from overbooked flights. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Superintendent Michael Fedorko on Thursday issued a new policy after a passenger was dragged from an oversold United Airlines flight Sunday...

  • MOORESTOWN, N.J. _ Destination Maternity Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $32.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Moorestown, New Jersey- based company said it had a loss of $2.39 per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $32.8 million, or $2.39 per share.