NJ Unemployment Rate Dips To 9%

TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate declined over the month, down by 0.1 percent, to a December rate of 9.0 percent. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has trended lower over the past several months, dropping in four out of the last five months.

Report: Entertainment Industry Gave $14 Million To U.S. Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation next week that is aimed at curbing online piracy, but critics say that it is overly broad and could lead to censorship of legitimate online speech. And according to a MapLight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, entertainment interest groups that support the proposed legislation have donated more than 7 times as much to Senate members as internet interest groups that oppose the bill.