Retirement used to mean leaving work forever at age 65. Today, that description no longer applies to many of the millions of Americans who are at or near the traditional retirement age. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2016, workers age 65 and older are expected to account for 6.1 percent of the total labor force, up sharply from 3.6 percent in 2006.
NEWARK—PSE&G is urging its customers to see if they are eligible for help to pay their winter heating bills. Those who recently lost their jobs, or are now working fewer hours because of the economic downturn, may now qualify for assistance programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In October, the unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent, the highest rate since April 1983.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,075 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling about $4.2 million.
MOUNTAINSIDE— New Jerseyans e-filed a record 2.78 million federal income tax returns during 2009 for tax year 2008, up nearly 8 percent from last year’s total of 2.58 million e-filers. About two out of three New Jersey taxpayers, 65 percent, e-filed this year; out of the 4.2 million returns filed.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Pharmaceutical giant Merck completed its acquisition of drugmaker Schering-Plough on Tuesday and corporate leadership is evaluating which employees and facilities will be retained by the company.
NEWARK – As temperatures begin to cool, energy-saving programs and incentives from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program TM can help New Jersey residents stay warm and comfortable while reducing their energy costs this winter.
TRENTON—You’ve spent weeks preparing for Halloween. Pumpkins are carved. Bowls of candy sit near the front door. Costumes are ready. But, the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Inc. asks: Is your insurance ready?
College costs have become an enormous outlay for families, and the price tag seems to rise by larger amounts every year. According to the College Board, tuition and fees at private four-year colleges jumped 5.9 percent last year and rose 6.4 percent at public four-year colleges. Many families rely on financial aid to help them cover some or all of their higher education costs.
In recent months, the news has been full of stories about struggling auto makers and declining car sales. While that’s bad news for the economy, it can be good news for consumers looking to make an auto purchase because car dealers are anxious for your business.