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  • WASHINGTON— Lawmakers are harshly criticizing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half truths" and "twisted" allegations, an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Investors Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $57.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Investors Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MORRISTOWN, N.J. _ Covanta Holding Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $201 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $435 million.

  • PRINCETON, N.J. _ Bank of Princeton on Thursday reported net income of $3.6 million in its first quarter. The Princeton, New Jersey- based bank said it had earnings of 52 cents per share. Bank of Princeton shares have fallen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BEDMINSTER, N.J. _ Gain Capital Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $16.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The company, based in Bedminster, New Jersey, said it had earnings of 35 cents per share. Gain Capital shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TOMS RIVER, N.J. _ OceanFirst Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. _ ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $4.3 million. The bank, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, said it had earnings of 13 cents per share. The holding company for ConnectOne Bank posted revenue of $51.9 million in the period.

  • SECAUCUS, N.J.— Two black men who were wrongly accused of not paying to work out at a gym in New Jersey say they were humiliated when staffers there twice called police on them. Rachid Maiga and Tshyrad Oates told WNBC-TV in New York that they were playing basketball at the LA Fitness club in Secaucus on April 15 when they were asked to leave by an employee.

  • WAYNE, N.J. _ Valley National Bancorp on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $42 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA administrator said "twisted" allegations against him were...

  • WOODBRIDGE, N.J. _ Northfield Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.4 million. The Woodbridge, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 22 cents per share. The holding company for Northfield Bank posted revenue of $37.1 million in the period.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the "Back to the Future" movies that used his iconic car. According to the suit, the Texas company, called DeLorean Motor Company, represented to Universal that it had the right to the money and has already received "a substantial...

  • *S&P 500, Dow end session in positive territory. NEW YORK, April 25- Wall Street limped into positive territory on Wednesday on optimism over a spate of upbeat earnings that was nearly offset by jitters over rising U.S. bond yields and corporate costs. "Investors are aware that the tax cuts have certainly boosted earnings and they have also seen an increase in top...

  • Hillary Clinton fundraiser loses Port Authority post after cursing out cops

    Turner is seen on video bragging to cops that she is a Port Authority commissioner and saying she was friends with the mayor of Tenafly, NJ.

  • Turner is seen on video bragging to cops that she is a Port Authority commissioner and saying she was friends with the mayor of Tenafly, New Jersey.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— An environmental group has filed a notice of its intent to sue the city of Newark over what it says are elevated levels of lead in the city's drinking water. Among the violations of state environmental laws alleged by the NRDC are that Newark has not conducted sufficient testing on sites that are at the most risk for elevated lead levels and has instead...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 25- U.S. retail investors are losing their appetite for physical gold as buoyant stock markets offer tempting alternatives, sending sales of newly minted coins to their lowest in a decade. While lingering concerns over the U.S.- China trade standoff and simmering geopolitical tensions from Syria to Russia are keeping global gold prices...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 25- U.S. retail investors are losing their appetite for physical gold as buoyant stock markets offer tempting alternatives, sending sales of newly minted coins to their lowest in a decade. While lingering concerns over the U.S.- China trade standoff and simmering geopolitical tensions from Syria to Russia are keeping global gold prices...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey consumer affairs officials have reached an agreement to shutter three companies they say used highly aggressive and misleading telemarketing tactics to sell emergency medical response alert systems to elderly residents. The settlement announced Wednesday calls for the companies and their owners to pay $295,545, which includes...

  • Jurors in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, deliberated for about a day before acquitting Andre Flotron, a Swiss citizen, in the second U.S. criminal trial on spoofing charges. Attorney John Durham in Connecticut said. Michael Coscia, who owned Panther Energy Trading LLC in New Jersey, was the first person tried in the United States for spoofing, and...