UTICA, N.Y. – Voters give low marks to Congress, President Barack Obama and the federal debt limit agreement they reached this week, according to a new IBOPE Zogby interactive poll.
TRENTON – Lottery players could win big this weekend. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth $99 million and Saturday’s Powerball top prize is up to $180 million.
TRENTON– A Washington man was sentenced to 8 years in prison yesterday for robbing five banks – including one in Scotch Plains – between Jan. 29 and March 10, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
RAHWAY – Four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will hold a one-night concert at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $45-$105, are on sale now.
TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Private sector employers added 154,000 jobs in July, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the economy gained 117,000 jobs last month – private sector gains where offset by a loss of 37,000 government jobs, many due to the partial shutdown of the Minnesota state government.