TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information that can help them choose a more efficient new vehicle that saves them money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT) released revenue estimates on Monday that indicate the FairTax, a national sales tax, would have collected far more federal revenue in 2009 and 2010 than the current income tax based system.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on Buying and Selling a Home on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
Each year, roughly one-third of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes. If you’re among that group, there are a several important actions you need to take by year’s end in order to take full advantage of available deductions.
WOODBRIDGE – John W. Alexander, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northfield Bank, was joined by over 30 bank employees to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Nov. 7. This event begins a year-long celebration of Northfield Bank’s 125 year anniversary.
NEWARK–JPMorgan Chase Bank was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Jersey District Office for approving the most loans to New Jersey small business owners during the agency’s fiscal year 2011 (the period from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011). The Manhattan-based lender approved 153 SBA loans for $23 million to New Jersey small business owners.
NEWARK–New Jersey veterans received 21 percent more loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration than they did in 2010.
CRANFORD – Northfield Bancorp Inc., acquired the deposits and assets of First State Bank of Cranford, after it was closed by regulators last month. First State Bank was the 79th bank failure of 2011.
UNION — The Occupy Wall Street movement has made the concentration of wealth at the top of society a central issue in American politics and some local citizens showed up on Morris Avenue to prove that Americans have power to change the situation.