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Guadagno huddles with executives on manufacturing

STATE – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno led a roundtable discussion in Trenton with top manufacturing company executives, industry stakeholders and state representatives on the status of the manufacturing industry in New Jersey. Joining Guadagno were New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM) President…

States Debate Regulating Digital Currency

by Adrienne Lu/Stateline News Service © ADRIENNE LU/Stateline Giuseppe Lanzone talks with a customer at his Peruvian Brothers food truck, which accepts bitcoin for payment. Giuseppe and his brother Mario operate two food trucks in Washington, D.C. About a dozen…

How ‘identity proofing’ saved N.J. millions

by Jake Grovum, Pew/Stateline Staff Writer Just days after Harold Wirths took office as New Jersey’s labor and workforce development chief in 2010, authorities uncovered a fraud case involving millions in improper unemployment insurance payments that even had a link…

Edison-based company allegedly cheated consumers

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has filed a Complaint against CHW Group, Inc., d/b/a “Choice Home Warranty,” an Edison-based company that allegedly induced consumers to buy “comprehensive” coverage for crucial home systems and appliances, and then…

Two men indicted for pirating movies and music

Dealer and accomplice indicted in investigation led by the New Jersey State Police that resulted in the seizure of more than 23,000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two men were indicted…

Sperry Observatory illuminates the night sky

The general public is invited to visit the Sperry Observatory and attend the illustrated talk and enjoy views of the night sky. Admission and parking are free, however, donations are gratefully accepted.Individuals need not make reservations, however, groups should schedule…