CNBC's John Harwood reports Bridget Kelly, the former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is appearing in court today.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 11- Four U.S. oil refiners, trying to counter growing calls to lift the nation's ban on most crude oil exports, have launched the first major lobbying effort to keep abundant U.S. oil supplies from being sold overseas.
March 11- Elon Musk wants to keep selling electric cars directly to the public in New Jersey, but on Tuesday the state said no, insisting instead that Tesla Motors Inc offer its cars through an auto franchise rather than its own stores. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration approved a rule requiring sales of all new cars to go through franchises.
*Men's Wearhouse to acquire Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Shares of retailers American Eagle and Urban Outfitters fell sharply after disappointing outlooks. They're just taking some money off the table, "said Frank Lesh, futures analyst and broker at FuturePath Trading LLC in Chicago.
*Puerto Rico bonds rise in secondary trade. NEW YORK, March 11- Puerto Rico on Tuesday sold $3.5 billion of junk-rated bonds at a surprisingly low tax-free interest rate under 9 percent, which was still high enough to tempt investors to snap up the bonds despite the Caribbean island's difficult cash position.
March 11- Tesla Motors Inc said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration was pushing forward with a regulation that would hamper sales in the state by forcing the electric-car company to use dealers instead of selling directly to customers.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission is meeting to discuss changing the state laws when it comes to selling vehicles.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Copper prices fall to lowest since July 2010. "When you get a slow data week, markets tend to get a little jittery and slow," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Bridget Kelly, who ordered up the George Washington Bridge access lane closures, is resisting turning over documents to the legislative committee.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission may be voting to change state rules in terms of vehicle sales, banning the sales of direct sale autos.
MUMBAI/ LONDON, March 11- Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd is in talks with at least two companies on sourcing ingredients for a generic version of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn drug Nexium, a source said, to ensure the pills can be sold in the United States.
MUMBAI, March 8- Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, reeling under a flurry of regulatory rebukes due to poor quality, has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of the generic version of a cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States after doseage mix-up was detected.
UNION, N.J.-- Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. said Friday that cold weather put the chill on its fourth-quarter profit. The Union, N.J., company, which operates Bed Bath& Beyond, Cost Plus World Market and other stores, is the latest in a string of retailers to report that snowy, cold weather forced it to close stores and kept shoppers at home.
NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. private equity group Carlyle said assets at its commodities hedge fund Vermillion fell by more than half in the nine months to December, suggesting investor redemptions at the fund after some negative returns.
Last month a New Jersey teenager estranged from her parents filed a lawsuit seeking living and schooling costs from them. New Jersey is among the states that have gone furthest in deciding that they do. "New Jersey is very progressive," said Brian Schwartz, an attorney in Summit, New Jersey, and chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association's family law section.
EWING, N.J.-- The contractor working for New Jersey's largest utility at the site of a town house explosion that killed one resident recently had been fined more than $100,000 by safety regulators for problems at two other sites, but the utility said Wednesday it never had any problems with the construction firm.
DOVER, Del.-- Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners facing the death penalty, but no means of executing any of them.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah legislators have killed a proposal that could have made their state the first to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21.. Stuart Reid, had urged support for the measure so Utah could "set the example and make a statement to the nation." Similar measures have been introduced in Colorado, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Hawaii this year.
NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks that investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.
Experts say the case could set parameters on whether parents have to pay their children's college education after they have left home.
*U.S. criticizes Moscow's weekend move into Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 4- Stocks and other risky investments, including battered Russian assets, rallied on Tuesday after Russia's president said he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now, remarks investors saw as intended to ease tensions over Ukraine.