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Seminar Offers Tips On Starting A Business

CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will present a free seminar entitled “Starting and Managing a Successful Business” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library and all are welcome.

Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Jason Alderman

Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake?

ANALYSIS: False Quick Fixes For American Health Care

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You’ve heard it before. Let’s deep six ObamaCare and replace it with a trio of sure-fire free-market solutions to the problems that plague our health care system. All that’s really needed, we’re told, is to pass tort reform, allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines and encourage people to set up health savings accounts.

Gas Prices Continue Modest Decline

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.

The Stall Has Arrived

Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to 154,000, but that’s still abysmal relative to what’s needed). We need well over 250,000 new jobs per month in order to begin to whittle down the vast number of jobs lost in the Great Recession.