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Stock Market Slips After Record-setting Day

Wall Street paused Thursday, as investors tried to figure out what to do next following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep its economic stimulus in place.

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NJ Jobless Rate Dips To 8.5% In August

New Jersey's unemployment rate dipped to 8.5 percent in August, down from 8.6 percent the previous month. It's the lowest level since March 2009.

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Despite Recovery, More Now Consider Themselves ‘Lower Class’ [AUDIO]

As the economy continues its slow recovery, more people than ever now believe they evolved into the "lower class."

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Stock Market Sets Record After Fed Keeps Stimulus

The stock market hit a record high Wednesday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus program in place.

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Fed Delays Bond Tapering, Wants To See More Data

The Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy, saying it will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds because it thinks the economy still needs the support.

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Smart Phones Become Necessity in NJ [AUDIO]

Only a few years ago, having a smart phone was considered somewhat of a luxury item, but today it's become a necessity for many Garden State residents, even those without jobs or a steady source of income.

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New Project Clears NJ’s Housing Market Picture [AUDIO]

Home buyers and professionals will have a new information source about New Jersey's housing market.

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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)
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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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