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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is ready to put machines in the three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars...

  • NEW YORK— In a story Sept. 23 about online reviews, The Associated Press used incorrect style for the name of Yelp, the company that runs an online review website. NEW YORK— It is a double-edged cybersword: a negative review of a restaurant or other business, posted for the world to see. Jeff Gates, who co-owns eight restaurants in the Boston area, says online reviews give...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The company provides technical services to data centers and serves several New Jersey online gambling...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 26- Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, stands to gain $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstrip to the city's quasi-independent public water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday. The land deal is part of a fiscal recovery plan that the city must present to New Jersey soon or...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Monday the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Prosecutors filed conspiracy charges against Sowrabh Sharma, of New York; his two firms, Jersey City- based SCM Data and MMC Systems, of Ashburn, Virginia; and Shikha Mohta, a...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson& Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. Johnson& Johnson, whose baby powder dominates the market, says it's perfectly safe.

  • WEEHAWKEN, N.J.— A bus driver has been ticketed for an unsafe lane change after two New Jersey Transit buses headed to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 44 people. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the crash occurred around 8:50 a.m. Monday in the center tube. The Lincoln Tunnel travels under...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future. Pfizer has said it spent $600 million on preparations for such a split. As a result, Pfizer has been reporting detailed financial...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Cash-strapped Atlantic City thinks it has found a way to pay off debt while fighting off a threatened state takeover. Mayor Don Guardian said Monday the city's Municipal Utilities Authority will buy the city-owned former Bader Field airport property for about $100 million. Atlantic City is nearing default on a $73 million emergency state...

  • NEWARK, N.J., Sept 23- Atlantic City, the fiscally distressed New Jersey gambling hub, has until Oct. 3 to correct its breach of a $73 million bridge loan from the state, according to a statement from the state on Friday. Chris Filiciello, chief of staff to Mayor Don Guardian, said in a statement on Friday that city officials were continuing to focus on putting the plan...

  • Attorneys general for 35 states and the District of Columbia filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that British drugmaker Indivior and New Jersey's MonoSol Rx conspired to corner the market on Suboxone. The attorneys general say the conduct is illegal "product hopping," where a company makes small...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Sept 23- Failed South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd told a U.S. judge on Friday that cargo owners were withholding up to $80 million in payments for completed shipments, complicating the company's ability to move stranded freight. "Hanjin is not the only bad guy here," Ilana Volkov, an attorney for the shipping company, said at a...

  • NEW YORK— It is a double-edged cybersword: a negative review of a restaurant or other business, posted for the world to see. ,TripAdvisor, Google and companies' own websites can see complaints about bad food, surly sales associates, late deliveries or defective merchandise. Jeff Gates, who co-owns eight restaurants in the Boston area, says online reviews give him a...

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Members of the NJ Assembly takes an initial step toward possible impeachment of Christie, NBC 4 New York reports.

  • DALLAS— Prosecutors say a North Texas man who helped smuggle what he thought was cocaine onto flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport must serve nearly 16 years in prison. Moniteveti "Vince" Katoa was sentenced Thursday in Dallas. The packages were flown to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago and San Francisco, plus Newark, New Jersey, and Wichita, Kansas.

  • But they have a clear precedent: not just the dozens of other rich countries that guarantee time off to care for a child or a sick family member, but also California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. California pioneered paid family leave in 2004, followed by New Jersey in 2009 and Rhode Island in 2014. New York will have the nation's most generous program when it...

  • *Europe leads industry but state support cooling. FRANKFURT, Sept 23- Yield-hungry investors in the offshore wind market are switching their sights to the United States as future support for the industry in Europe remains uncertain, leaving billions of euros looking for a new home. Europe has led the way in developing offshore-- the most expensive form of...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— One of Atlantic City's top casinos is getting a $30 million makeover. Parent company Caesars Entertainment is spending $200 million on projects at Harrah's, including the recently opened Waterfront Conference Center, and planned improvements to The Pool After Dark, its fitness center and food court. "When we opened the conference center, we...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday alleging that British drugmaker Indivior tried to keep cheaper, generic versions of Suboxone off the market, California's attorney general announced. The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania also names New...

  • Sept 22- GCT Global Container Terminals Inc, a North American operator of four marine container terminals which could be valued at more than $4 billion, including debt, has hired investment banks to review its options, people familiar with the matter said. GCT operates four container terminals: GCT Bayonne in the Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey, GCT New...