A southern New Jersey lawmaker is proposing legislation to add Atlantic City to the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone project, enabling it to charge half the state sales tax and qualify for other economic incentives.
A new poll suggests that New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of faith in efforts to turn Atlantic City’s economic situation around.
The latest Rutgers Eagleton survey would suggest Christie’s not as popular as he used to be. In fact, those numbers are at their lowest levels in 3 years, according to poll director David Redlawsk.
VISTA 2025 co-chair and chairman of the Chester county board of commissioners, Ryan Costello, says it’s about striking a balance between economic growth and quality of life.
The state Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday that June’s labor force dropped by 28,000 to 6.4 million.
Eyewitness News reporter Steve Patterson shows us how Philadelphia could benefit in a big way from same-sex marriage.
The number of Americans who say they’re middle class has dropped drastically in recent years.
Morici, a Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, said he expects the President will be able to pass a raise in the minimum wage because “there is a lot of sentiment in the country that $7.25 an hour is too low.”
Could the recent economic downturn improve our health? Certainly not from a standpoint of stress, but it did cause Americans to eat less overall, at least according to the USDA.
Voters in New Jersey last month approved a constitutional amendment that increases the state’s minimum wage by a dollar.
Comprehensive research out of Georgetown University claims that shifting “economic realities” and an increasingly non-linear relationship between work, education and retirement is behind the lag in transition to adulthood.
Despite the blows dealt from the last few decades of economic decline, Philadelphia is making a strong come back.
Chris reviews the details of the Washington Navy Yard shooting and President Obama’s response. He also discusses New Jersey using Hurricane Sandy relief money to clear debris following the Seaside Park fire and Governor Corbett’s Medicaid expansion plan. He talks to Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe.
Philadelphia ranks fifth in total household income, and saw that rise slightly faster than the national average.
The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent as of July 2013 in Pennsylvania and eight percent in the Philadelphia area.