By Hilary Russ

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes minimum wage hike to $15/hr

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. The legislation would have made New Jersey the third state to adopt a $15 per hour...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:43 AM

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes minimum wage hike to $15/hr

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. The legislation would have made New Jersey the third state to adopt a $15 per hour...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:43 AM

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes minimum wage hike to $15/hr

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. The legislation would have made New Jersey the third state to adopt a $15 per hour...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:34 AM

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes minimum wage hike to $15/hr

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. The legislation would have made New Jersey the third state to adopt a $15 per hour...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:34 AM

New York Yankees baseball team to refinance $1 billion of stadium debt

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - Major League Baseball's New York Yankees team is seeking to sell $1.04 billion of tax-exempt revenue bonds to refinance debt it issued to build its new stadium in the Bronx. Yankee Stadium LLC would save money in the current...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:01 AM

Dollar rallies, U.S. stocks fall as Fed shakes 'complacent' markets

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in choppy trading and the U.S. dollar surged on Friday as investors grappled with the possible timing of an interest rate hike after comments from several Federal Reserve officials, including Chair...

Friday, August 26, 2016, 12:02 PM

Dollar rallies, U.S. stocks fall as Fed shakes 'complacent' markets

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in choppy trading and the U.S. dollar surged on Friday as investors grappled with the possible timing of an interest rate hike after comments from several Federal Reserve officials, including Chair...

Friday, August 26, 2016, 11:56 AM

Pharma nerves hit European stocks, dollar wobbles

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slumping healthcare stocks pulled European markets lower on Thursday after White House candidate Hillary Clinton demanded price cuts on a successful drug, while many investors awaited headlines from a big gathering of central...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:03 AM

Pharma nerves hit European stocks, dollar wobbles

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slumping healthcare stocks pulled European markets lower on Thursday after White House candidate Hillary Clinton demanded price cuts on a successful drug, while many investors awaited headlines from a big gathering of central...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:57 AM

Wall Street stocks retreat, oil tumbles on oversupply concerns

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks retreated on Wednesday led by health care and materials stocks, while oil prices tumbled about 3.0 percent on worries about oversupply. Healthcare shares <.SPXHC> shares, fell 1.6...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6:20 AM

Wall Street stocks retreat, oil tumbles on oversupply concerns

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks retreated on Wednesday led by health care and materials stocks, while oil prices tumbled about 3.0 percent on worries about oversupply. Healthcare shares <.SPXHC> shares, fell 1.6...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6:09 AM

Housing sector lifts U.S., European stocks; oil pares gains

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Homebuilders provided a modest lift to both U.S. and European stock markets on Tuesday, while oil prices got a brief boost from Iran's positive signals on an output freeze. On Wall Street, technology...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:20 AM

Housing sector lifts U.S., European stocks; oil pares gains

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Homebuilders provided a modest lift to both U.S. and European stock markets on Tuesday, while oil prices got a brief boost from Iran's positive signals on an output freeze. On Wall Street, technology...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:20 AM

Oil tumbles, Treasuries rise as investors await Fed

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on supply worries, while U.S. Treasuries rose and stocks flattened on Monday as markets awaited more clarity later this week from the Federal Reserve on when it might raise U.S. interest...

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:02 AM

Oil tumbles, Treasuries rise as investors await Fed

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on supply worries, while U.S. Treasuries rose and stocks flattened on Monday as markets awaited more clarity later this week from the Federal Reserve on when it might raise U.S. interest...

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:00 AM

Icahn to close Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, owned by Carl Icahn, will close at the end of the summer, the billionaire investor's company <IEP.O> said on Wednesday. Closure of the casino, which is in the midst of a...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 3:40 AM

Icahn to close Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, owned by Carl Icahn, will close at the end of the summer, the billionaire investor's company <IEP.O> said on Wednesday. Closure of the casino, which is in the midst of a...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12:41 AM

New Jersey lawmaker seeks probe of union contribution threat

By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the state's top elected Democrat, on Wednesday asked state and federal prosecutors to investigate alleged threats by a labor union that he said amounted to bribery and attempts to corrupt public...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12:02 AM

Deal struck for New Jersey gasoline tax increase to fund road projects

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's two top Democratic leaders said on Friday that they reached an agreement on raising the state gasoline tax to pay for road, bridge and mass transit projects. Senate President Stephen Sweeney and...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 3:17 PM

New Jersey and Atlantic City area top U.S. foreclosures: report

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey and two of its distressed cities had the highest rates of U.S. foreclosure activity in the first half of 2016, according to RealtyTrac data released on Thursday. New Jersey's foreclosure rate was 0.98...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:07 AM