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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. A jury on Friday awarded the man, Richard Washart, $650,000 for pain and suffering and $100,000 for emotional distress, said his attorney, Paul D'Amato. The restaurant blamed a...

  • Aerosoles shoes

    Women's shoe retailer Aerosoles Group said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest casualty in a struggling retail industry.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Women's shoe retailer Aerosoles Group is planning to file bankruptcy to exit its unprofitable store leases, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Edison, New Jersey- based Aerosoles and its private equity owner Palladin Consumer Retail Partners did not return calls or emails seeking comment. Reuters reported in July that the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Women's shoe retailer Aerosoles Group is planning to file bankruptcy to exit its unprofitable store leases, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Edison, New Jersey- based Aerosoles and its private equity owner Palladin Consumer Retail Partners did not return calls or emails seeking comment. Reuters reported in July that the...

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, introduced a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for the government to stop mergers and another that would raise fees that companies pay for merger reviews. One bill would lessen the burden on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which review...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Connecticut state lawmakers on Thursday reached a preliminary agreement on a biennial budget to fund education and local governments, which face steep cuts next month in the absence of an enacted spending plan. Democrats, who control the state House of Representatives and split power evenly with Republicans in the Senate, said they believed...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New data shows New Jersey added 200 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent from 4.2 percent in July. The Labor and Workforce Development Department called the additions "modest." Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary reports announced Thursday show the state shed 700 private sector jobs, but added 900 public positions.

  • PATERSON, N.J.— A New Jersey man has been convicted of crashing his pickup truck into a farmers market, killing a woman, while high on chemicals from an aerosol can. James Woetzel was convicted of charges including aggravated manslaughter on Thursday in the death of 58- year-old Donna Wine in Hawthorne in August 2014. Defense attorneys had argued that...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— In a story Sept. 13 on whether workers' compensation should cover medical marijuana, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a compensation insurance trade group. The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation. AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Richard Washart took a gulp of the beer he had been served at an Atlantic City casino restaurant, and immediately felt burning pain. The restaurant blames a company it uses to clean its beer lines, Kramer Beverage Co., of Hammonton, New Jersey, which denied being at the restaurant Nov. 6, 2012, when the incident took place. "Richard Washart went with...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A government panel on Thursday approved a plan to construct another natural gas pipeline in New Jersey's Pinelands, despite criticism that both would threaten the environment. The Sierra Club and other groups challenged the New Jersey Natural Gas project, known as the southern reliability link, saying the 30- mile pipeline would destroy...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 13- Gold fell to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Wednesday, erasing earlier gains as the dollar index jumped, though a retreat in global stocks after Tuesday's record high prevented deeper losses. Spot gold was down 0.65 percent at $1,322.91 an ounce. We've seen a lot of them taken off, "said Bill O'Neill, partner with Logic Advisors in Saddle River, New Jersey,...

  • *Wound drug misses main goals in late-stage study. Sept 13- Amicus Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it would stop developing its experimental drug for healing wounds related to a rare skin disease, but shares of the company rose as investors appeared to focus on the drug developer's expanding pipeline. Investors had been "very cautious" about Amicus's EB...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • Gold bullion bars and coins.

    Gold fell to a 1-1/2-week low on Wednesday, erasing earlier gains as the dollar index jumped.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • Mike Cagney, CEO of SoFi.

    Mike Cagney was seen holding hands and having intimate conversations with a young female employee, the New York Times reports.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers' compensation for medical marijuana. Madawaska resident Gaetan Bourgoin won a ruling from the state's Workers' Compensation Board two years ago saying the paper mill's insurer must reimburse him...

  • Representatives of the governors of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, all Democrats, voted for the measure. Chris Christie abstained and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer, representing the administration of GOP President Donald Trump, voted "no," drawing lusty boos from a strongly anti-fracking crowd attending the meeting outside Philadelphia.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The Grammy Museum is about to open its new location in New Jersey. The museum will include a section dedicated to New Jersey musicians such as Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen. The Los Angeles- based museum says the New Jersey location will be the first on the East Coast.