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.
Life insurance has no one-size-fits-all option. Singles with no dependents often need little or no coverage. But it can be an important purchase for people whose families depend on their income to cover daily living costs, mortgage repayment, college, retirement or other major expenses.
NEWARK – PSE&G is reminding customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications for the 2012 heating season. PSE&G heating customers typically receive about $300 toward their winter heating bills.
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.