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The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City.
The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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Christie: AC in midst of ‘transition’ away from gambling

Days after Trump Plaza became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut its doors, Gov. Christie on Townsquare New Jersey’s “Ask the Governor” program said it was "inevitable" that casinos would close and stressed that the city is in the midst of transition away from being a gambling destination.

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The Home Depot corporate headquarters is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
The Home Depot corporate headquarters is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Home Depot breach hit 56 million debit and credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

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Stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart, which says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart, which says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season in 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

NEW YORK (AP) -- UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords, on purpose

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

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Unemployed Casino Workers File For Unemployment
Displaced casino workers file for unemployment at the Atlantic City Convention Center earlier this month. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly.

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Road salt prices jump as winter approaches

Remember how a lot of New Jersey towns ran out of road salt last winter because the Garden State kept getting hit by snowstorms? Road salt companies now say the higher-than-normal demand has cut supplies this year, and that is forcing prices higher.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

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Tax Forms
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State offers deal to those behind on taxes

TRENTON AP) — New Jersey officials are giving a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections.

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NJ households struggling to make ends meet

More than a third of New Jersey households aren't bringing in the money they need to cover the basic cost of living, according to a new report from United Way of Northern New Jersey.

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