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Jon Whiten of NJ Policy Perspective, Erica Jedynak of Americans for Prosperity, Thurston Powers of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Assemblyman John Wisniewski criticize plans to offer Amazon $7 billion in state and local tax credits if it builds a headquarters in Newark. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Jon Whiten of NJ Policy Perspective, Erica Jedynak of Americans for Prosperity, Thurston Powers of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Assemblyman John Wisniewski criticize plans to offer Amazon $7 billion in state and local tax credits if it builds a headquarters in Newark. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Right and left ally to bash idea of $7B in tax breaks for Amazon

The state is offering Amazon $5 billion in tax breaks, with Newark adding $2 billion more. Strange bedfellows are teaming to try to sink the idea.

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How to ‘turbo-charge’ New Jersey’s economy for next 10 years

After a decade in which New Jersey’s economy grew at only around one-fifth the national pace, Summit-based McKinsey & Company is suggesting ways to keep up.

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Trader Thomas Kay looks at screens in his booth before the opening bell, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Happy new year! NJ businesses optimistic as Trump takes office

A new survey from Wells Fargo and Gallup finds small business owners in New Jersey and across the country are more optimistic now than they have been since early in 2008.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 05: A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in the store front window on July 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The ADP released the National Employment Report which showed that employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 176,000 from May to June on a seasonally adjusted basis.The government will release its closely watched employment report for June on Friday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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US hiring slowed in August, yet Americans’ outlook brightens

U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August after two blockbuster months and barely raised their workers' pay, a pullback that may lead the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates alone until late this year.

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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NJ’s ‘real’ unemployment rate is higher, but average for U.S.

New Jersey ranks 25th among the 50 states in a study, when it comes to the percentage of the workforce that is unemployed and underemployed.

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A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan on March 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan on March 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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US economy expected to pick up after weak growth in spring

A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. Businesses pared their stockpiling and investment through the spring. But consumers -- the heart of the U.S. economy -- kept spending.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 08: A 'now hiring' sign is posted outside of a Ross Dress for Less store on July 8, 2016 in San Francisco, California. According to the the U.S. Labor Department, employment growth surged with 287,000 added jobs in June. The unemployment rate inched up to 4.9% from 4.7% with an estimated 400,000 people returning to the workforce, many who had given up on job searches. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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US economy looks resilient as retailers, industry surge

Americans spent more money at retailers and factories revved up production in June, offering encouraging signs of the U.S. economy's resilience in the face of global headwinds.

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stacks of money (Tomislav Forgo, ThinkStock)
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NJ unemployment rate rises in May

New Jersey's economy lost 6,800 jobs in May and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.9 percent from 4.4 percent in April.

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New Jersey loses jobs in May; jobless rate goes up

New Jersey's economy lost 6,800 jobs in May and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.9 percent from 4.4 percent in April.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 05: A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in the store front window on July 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The ADP released the National Employment Report which showed that employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 176,000 from May to June on a seasonally adjusted basis.The government will release its closely watched employment report for June on Friday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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US hiring grinds to a near-halt; many stop looking for work

U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to raise interest rates.

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