WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in October, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest job growth was not enough to significantly affect the nation’s unemployment rate, which is still 9 percent.
CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will present a free seminar on “High Impact Marketing” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library and all are welcome.
STATE – A report released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows that most Garden State residents are worse off now than they were 10 years ago.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Wall Street brokerage firm run by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine filed for bankruptcy on Monday. MF Global Holdings’ position is blamed on the European debt crisis.
It’s tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.
UNION — Anger at politicians, Wall Street and big banks is fueling hundreds of protests across the globe and a group of New Jersey citizens will visit the Bank of America branch at 1930 Morris Avenue in Union on Nov. 5 to encourage consumers to close their accounts as part of a Move-Your-Money protest.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff today extended the deadline for this year’s Homestead Benefit and Senior Freeze applications by one week to Nov.7.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2009, state and local governments brought in nearly $2.1 trillion, a 22.1 percent ($587.5 billion) decrease from 2008, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most tax revenue categories saw declines except property tax, which saw a 3.7 percent increase to $424.0 billion.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The average family spends $2,200 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. With winter approaching and Americans heading indoors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is offering easy energy saving tips that increase household efficiency while helping Americans save money and stay warm.