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Committee Approves Measure To Make Unemployment System Available Online 24/7

TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee approved legislation yesterday that would bring New Jersey’s unemployment benefits system in line with 21st century technology and help struggling out-of-work residents more easily manage their benefits.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ

Authorities Seek Brick Man Indicted For Securities Fraud

NEW BRUNSWICK — A grand jury in Middlesex County indicted a Brick Township man on charges of stealing about $82,000 from a Woodbridge woman by keeping money that was supposed to be invested on her behalf, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.

Electronics Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Carteret

CARTERET — Approximately 600 people attended a Grand Opening ceremony yesterday in Carteret, welcoming P.C. Richard to Carteret and showcasing their long-awaited 400,000 sq. ft. retail center and warehouse. Presentations were given by Mayor Dan Reiman and members of the Richard family.

Hotline Helps People Cope With Holiday Stress

STATE — If the idea of gift giving and holiday celebrations makes you anxious and depressed, help is only a phone call away. CONTACT We Care, the award-winning crisis hotline has been easing people’s stress, loneliness, and depression by offering the gift of listening since 1975.