Merck To Merge With Schering-Plough

RAHWAY – In a deal announced Monday, Merck & Co. is buying Schering-Plough Corp. for $41.1 billion in stock and cash. The deal unites the two New Jersey pharmaceutical companies as the industry faces slumping sales, tough generic competition and…

Freeholders Introduce Lean Budget

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The freeholders introduced a $392 million budget last week which is nearly $5 million lower than the county’s 2008 spending plan. Due to the slumping economy, the county will need to raise more money through taxes. The…

High School Holds Voter Drive

High School Holds Voter Drive – Earlier this month, Rahway High School sponsored a voter registration drive for students who recently turned 18. The effort, themed “Your Choice, Your Vote” was intended to encourage students to share their voices during…

THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson

Defeating the De-Motivator The sweet strains of a Puccini aria cut through the Saturday night clatter of the busy Italian restaurant in New York City, but it wasn’t coming from the aging voice of the Sicilian baritone who was hired to belt out…

Six Ways To Stretch Your Dollar

It’s always a good idea to spend your money wisely, but during tough economic times these smart steps are even more important. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers these tips on how to get the most…