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Nov 20, 2013

‘Real Housewives’ stars plead not guilty to latest fraud charges

, Nov 20 (Reuters) – “Real Housewives of New
Jersey” cast members Teresa and Giuseppe (Joe) Giudice pleaded
not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of loan fraud, part of a
slew of federal charges they face for what prosecutors say was
years of lying on financial applications and hiding income.

The newest charges stem from the couple allegedly making a
false claim eight years ago that Teresa had a job as a real
estate agent making $15,000 a month, prosecutors said. She was
not employed outside the home, according to prosecutors.

Sep 26, 2013

Father of four-year-old N.J. boy who accidentally shot friend is indicted

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – The father of a 4-year-old boy in New Jersey, who accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old friend while playing with a gun, has been indicted on charges of child endangerment, prosecutors said.

The decision by a grand jury came four months after Anthony Senatore, 33, was charged when authorities searched his home and found multiple unsecured weapons, including two 12-gauge shotguns, prosecutors said in a statement late on Wednesday.

Sep 19, 2013

Group plans to form largest U.S. hospital alliance

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Seven hospital systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will form what executives say will be the largest U.S. healthcare alliance in the country.

The number of hospital mergers has soared in the past several years as providers band together to increase their power to negotiate higher reimbursement rates from insurers.

Sep 15, 2013

New Jersey to give burned boardwalk businesses $15 million for repairs

, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Two New Jersey beach towns
will get $15 million in state aid to repair damage from a
boardwalk fire that devastated the resorts that had to rebuild
after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie said on
Saturday.

The fast-moving blaze swept across the Seaside Park and
Seaside Heights boardwalk on Thursday, engulfing scores of
businesses and taking 400 firefighters hours to put it out.

Sep 11, 2013

New Jersey Governor Christie signs “pot-for-tots” bill

NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept 11 (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor
Chris Christie signed a bill on Wednesday allowing sick children
greater access to medical marijuana, weeks after saying he would
do so if the state legislature agreed to revisions.

The revisions to the bill, nicknamed “pot for tots,”
required that at least two doctors, including a pediatrician,
approve the treatment and tightened the language to ensure that
only minors could get access to edible forms of marijuana
besides lozenges.

Sep 11, 2013

New Jersey mother accused of chaining 10-year-old son to radiator for weeks

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey mother of six and her boyfriend were charged with chaining her 10-year-old son to a radiator for two weeks, police said on Tuesday.

“This level of depravity inflicted upon a child is chilling,” Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a statement. “We’re just thankful that the child had the opportunity to escape and report what was going on.”

Sep 8, 2013

Bruno Mars to headline 2014 Super Bowl halftime show

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars was named on Sunday as the headliner for the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl.

Mars and his band, The Hooligans, were introduced before hundreds of screaming fans at the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, which was held live from Times Square in New York City to kick off the first full weekend of professional football.

Aug 25, 2013

New Jersey man revealed as final Powerball winner

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey man has come forward as the third and final winner of the $448 million Powerball jackpot after buying the winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket, New Jersey lottery officials said.

Mario Scarnici of Monmouth Junction claimed his share of the prize, which amounts to $86 million before taxes. Two of the three winning tickets in the August 7 drawing were sold in the state, according to a New Jersey Lottery statement released on Friday.

Aug 17, 2013

New Jersey governor vetoes proposed ban on .50 caliber rifles

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed legislation that would have banned .50-caliber rifles from the state, infuriating gun control activists who said that he was bowing to political pressure from the right.

The move comes a week after Christie signed into law 10 less controversial gun violence bills that were backed by gun control advocates, including bans on the sale of firearms to people on federal terrorism watch lists and increased penalties for firearms use.

Aug 15, 2013

NHL’s Devils sold to owners of Philadelphia 76ers

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A pair of private equity executives who own a majority of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team on Thursday reached a deal to acquire the New Jersey Devils hockey team and its arena.

Joshua Harris and David Blitzer bought the team from former owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek, the pair said in a statement. They did not immediately disclose the purchase price, though The Record newspaper of New Jersey valued the deal at $320 million.

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      "I write on and co-ordinate coverage of European consumer goods companies from London. These include food groups such as Nestle, Unilever and Danone, drinks companies like Diageo, Heineken and SABMiller, and cigarette groups British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco. I have previously worked in Milan covering Italian financial news and before that specialised on the car industry and the engineering sector, and also have some experience of commodity coverage."
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