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NJ’s Summer Driving Season Ends, But Gas Prices Stay High [AUDIO]

Now that the summer season is over and people are driving less, you might imagine gas prices would start to come down, but that's not the case.

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Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Has Governor Christie Really Accomplished Anything? [AUDIO]

As the end of Gov. Chris Christie's first term ends and he seeks re-election for a second, a new Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll asks New Jerseyans how much Christie has accomplished. Respondents also grade the governor on specific and important issues.

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NJ Business Leaders Say No to Hiking Minimum Wage [POLL/AUDIO]

A new ParenteBeard - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Summer Survey of business leaders shows seven out of 10 think raising New Jersey's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour would damage the state's efforts to retain and attract businesses.

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Frances Perkins Building, home to the US Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building, home to the US Department of Labor (Wikicommons)
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US Employers Add 169K Jobs, Rate Falls To 7.3%

U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August and much fewer in July than previously thought. The slowdown in hiring could complicate the Federal Reserve's decision later this month on whether to slow its bond purchases.

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Microsoft
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Microsoft To Buy Nokia Phones, Patents For $7.2B

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological tasks get done on mobile devices instead of personal computers.

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Housing Construction
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NJ’s Housing Recovery Gains Momentum [AUDIO]

There's more proof that New Jersey's housing recovery is moving in a positive direction.

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McDonald's
McDonald's (Peter Holmes, Getty Images)
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Fast-food Strikes Set For Cities Nationwide

Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

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New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Stocks Slide, Oil Up As Syria Tensions Escalate

Mounting tensions with Syria sent the stock market sharply lower and pushed the price of crude oil to an 18-month high.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Most Teachers Buying School Supplies with Their Own Money [AUDIO]

Parents are not the only ones doing back to school shopping, teachers are also hitting the stores to buy supplies for their classrooms, and paying largely out of their own pocket.

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney (photo by Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media)
State Senate President Steve Sweeney (photo by Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media)
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Do You Want to Hike NJ’s Minimum Wage? [AUDIO]

The Democrat running against Gov. Chris Christie and the leader of the State Senate are joining with a band of labor leaders and activists to urge New Jersey voters to support a November ballot question, which asks if you'd like to amend the constitution to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25.

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