Top News & Analysis New Jersey

  • Oct 18- Johnson& Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. J&J shares fell more than 6% to close at $127.70. Susan Nicholson, head of Womens Health in the company's medical safety organization, called...

  • Oct 18- Johnson& Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. J&J said on a conference call that it received a report from the FDA on Oct. 17 alerting the company about the asbestos finding.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- It accounts for around 75% of all rechargeable energy storage around the world. It is one of the most recycled materials in the modern world, more so than glass or paper, with the United States and Europe boasting near 100% recycling rates. The lead-acid battery was invented in 1859 by a French physicist, Gaston Plante.

  • *Upbeat start to U.S. earnings season lifts Wall Street. *Data shows China factory gate prices decline accelerate Sentiment still fragile due to U.S.- China trade war. NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street jumped more than 1% on Tuesday on strong U.S. corporate results and a possible deal to avoid a disorderly British exit from the European Union, while...

  • *JPMorgan touches three-week high after profit beat. Oct 15- Wall Street was off to a strong start on Tuesday as upbeat earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and Johnson& Johnson allayed concerns about the fallout from a prolonged U.S.- China trade war on corporate America. Shares of JPMorgan Chase& Co gained 1.7% to a three-week high after the...

  • Oct 15- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, as strong earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and Johnson& Johnson allayed concerns about the fallout from a prolonged U.S.- China trade war on corporate America. JPMorgan Chase& Co gained 2% in premarket trading after beating Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit by a wide margin.

  • Oct 14- National Grid Plc said on Monday it was taking steps to reconnect about 1,000 natural gas customers in New York City and Long Island following a state order after the utility previously refused to reinstate service, citing short supply. On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said National Grid is facing millions of dollars in penalties for failing to...

  • Kohl's is testing spaces called the "Outfit Bar" in 50 stores, where it pieces outfits together and sells those items right next to the mannequins. It says the initiative is helping grow basket sizes.

    Kohl's stores are getting a bit of a refresh, and are being infused with new brands, ahead of this holiday season.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 13,- Joaquin Phoenix is king of the North American box office once again as "Joker" scores an easy victory in its second weekend with $55 million at 4,374 sites. The psychological thriller has already become hugely profitable for Warner Bros., which partnered with Village Roadshow and Bron on the $55 million project. "The Addams Family," handled...

  • Federal Reserve's quick pivot from shrinking its balance sheet by around $50 billion per month to now expanding by $60 billion monthly, has shown both the difficulty the Fed has faced under a shifting political environment, as well as the risks of experimenting with market-sensitive systems in real time. The process of paring the balance sheet from its...

  • Oct 11- Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,299 confirmed and probable...

  • Oct 11- Wall Street rose for the third straight session on Friday, with hopes running high that the talks between President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He would culminate in a partial trade deal and delay planned U.S. tariff increases. All eyes are now on Trump meeting Liu in the White House at 2:45 p.m. EDT. "The President seems to indicate that there...

  • Oct 10- Wall Street's main indexes were set to open lower on Thursday, as top negotiators from the United States and China meet for the first time since late July to try to hammer out a deal to end the 15- month long trade war. Those hopes strengthened after Bloomberg reported the United States was weighing a currency pact with China, but dampened again on Thursday as...

  • Oct 10- Deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes rose to 25 across 21 U.S. states, with Utah on Wednesday confirming the state's first death. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware,...

  • *BetMGM app in New Jersey has good start. Isle of Man- based GVC, which has a joint-venture with U.S. hotel and casino operator MGM Resorts International, said it had seen a good start to its BetMGM mobile app launched in September in New Jersey. The company now expects full-year core earnings in the range of 670 million pounds to 680 million pounds, as it suffered a...

  • Millions of oyster shells curing on New York's Governors Island.

    Oyster reefs are natural barriers that protect shorelines from erosion, tides and storm surge. They are being restored and repopulated.

  • Oct 8- Massachusetts state health officials on Monday confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 across 18 U.S. states. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Wall Street equity indexes ended a volatile session lower on Monday while oil prices gave up early gains and the dollar rose as investors looked for safety ahead of U.S.- China trade talks. As deputy level U.S.- China trade talks kicked off on Monday, the White House confirmed that high-level talks involving Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks eased on Monday as reports on the U.S.- China trade front kept investors cautious ahead of scheduled talks later in the week. But White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow helped ease some anxiety, saying it was possible U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators could make progress when they meet in Washington, and said the United States was...

  • *U.S.- China trade talks to start on Oct. 10. Tariff concessions from the United States and China last month had fueled hopes of a resolution to the prolonged dispute, but a report that Beijing was increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by President Donald Trump weighed on sentiment. "Right now, investors are more focused on an actual outcome...