Money

FTC Cracks Down On Con Artists Who Target Jobless Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.

NJ Transit Seeks Public Input To Confront Budget Challenge

NEWARK – NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced today that the statewide transit agency is aggressively confronting current and future budget shortfalls that have arisen due to the severe national recession and the state’s $2.2 billion current-year budget gap, and $11 billion FY11 budget gap.

Menendez asked Fed to bailout Lesniak’s bank

ELIZABETH — The Wall Street Journal has reported that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez urged the Federal Reserve to bailout a struggling bank without disclosing that two of his top campaign contributors were chairman and vice chairman of the bank’s board of directors.

Focus On The Economy

We should pay careful attention to the message of the Massachusetts election. And that message is to focus on the economy. To make sure that we have jobs programs that can put millions of people back to work.