WHITEHOUSE STATION – Merck & Co., the nation’s second largest drugmaker, plans to cut another 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by the end of 2015.
NEWARK — On Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of New York/Newark found an invasive insect in a shipment of rice coming from Pakistan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the pest as a Khapra beetle, considered one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress continues to struggle to find common ground in addressing the nation’s debt ceiling crisis, many Americans are left to wonder if they will receive their August Social Security payments.
NEWARK – A former Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic pleaded guilty in connection with a conspiracy to distribute heroin using inbound international flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
(StatePoint) Did you know that everyone needs a regular eye exam—even someone who doesn’t wear glasses?
RAHWAY – The Rahway Veterans’ Central Committee will hold a ceremony next weekend to honor a Marine who gave his life during World War II.
It amazes me – or maybe at times amuses me – when I see ads and the inducements stores use to attract customers. At this point, they’re using gas credits as a come-on. I do like the ones that advertise health items, “buy one, get one free.” In some instances, I’m definitely partial to certain food products and juices, and I’m always on the alert for ice cream deals.
Johann Schmidt, the mad scientist also known as the Red Skull in director Joe Johnston’s rousing adventure tale, thinks his boss, the Führer, is a wimp and not nearly hard enough on those whom he would vanquish and/or dominate. That’s the kind of über bad guy he is. But fear not, fans of freedom. We’ve got “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Blood Drive • July 29 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
We’re having a heat wave. A political heat wave. It is so hot, it makes the outside temperature seem like fall is in the air. I dare you to watch the news these days and not be sucked into the black hole of national politics.