November 25, 2014 |
Although the decorations have been up for weeks, Friday marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. Or rather, it used to - these days, more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving. That's why, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Albert Boscov, 85, will finish up his turkey dinner at home and head to one of the company's 43 stores. "We don't like opening on Thanksgiving, because we screw up life for people," said Boscov, chairman of Boscov's Department Store L.L.C., now celebrating its 100th anniversary.
November 16, 2014 |
The owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City said in a court filing Friday they expected to close the Boardwalk property on or before Dec. 12. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. had been warning for months the struggling casino might close this fall if it didn't get significant relief from its biggest union and millions in government aid. The company got the relief it sought from labor last month when a bankruptcy judge allowed it...
November 14, 2014 |
Lest anyone forget why the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board still has a license to issue for a second Philadelphia casino, a bankruptcy court hearing set for Friday morning offers a reminder. At the hearing in Philadelphia, lawyers for the defunct Foxwoods project - whose license to build a casino on the South Philadelphia waterfront was revoked four years ago - are scheduled to square off against lawyers for the state over the $50 million license fee Foxwoods paid in 2007. The key hearing comes just days before Tuesday's Gaming Control Board session at the Convention Center, where the board is expected to reissue the license.
November 6, 2014 |
Ahead of a key court hearing Wednesday in Wilmington, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. filed a revised bankruptcy plan showing that Carl Icahn - who is owed $292 million by Trump - could recover between 38 percent and 65 percent of his claim. Those percentages are based on estimated values of Trump Entertainment's two properties - the Trump Taj Mahal and the former Trump Plaza, which closed Sept. 16. The values range from $110 million, if the Taj Mahal is closed, to $190 million if the Taj Mahal remains open, the filing said.
November 2, 2014 |
In a sign of the ongoing devaluation of assets in Atlantic City, the utility company Pepco Holdings Inc. wrote down the value of its combined heat and power plant there by $53 million, or 64 percent, the Washington company announced Friday. Pepco slashed the value of the plant and related operations to $30 million from $83 million because of "significant adverse changes in the financial condition of its customers and the business climate in Atlantic City," the company said in its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
November 2, 2014 |
Ahead of a key hearing next week in the Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. bankruptcy, unsecured creditors blasted the company's disclosure statement for its Chapter 11 reorganization plan as a "charade" that should not be approved by the judge. The company owns the Trump Taj Mahal and the closed Trump Plaza casino hotels in Atlantic City. The creditors said the plan is designed for the "sole purpose of preserving hundreds of million of dollars in tax attributes for the exclusive benefit of [Carl]
October 19, 2014 |
A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday allowed the owners of Atlantic City's bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort to void its contract with its 1,100 union workers. Whether the $15 million in savings will be enough to keep the doors of the troubled casino open is nowhere near a sure bet. In a decision delivered in a Delaware courtroom, Judge Kevin Gross granted a request by the casino's owners, Trump Entertainment Resorts, to end the contract, cutting health and pension benefits.
October 15, 2014 |
A Gloucester County skydiving company has filed for bankruptcy, but it says its daredevil fun will continue nonetheless. Freefall Adventures' petition for Chapter 11 - a designation that allows businesses to reorganize during financial hardship - was recorded in federal bankruptcy court this month. The company, which operates out of Cross Keys Airport in Monroe Township, is a mainstay in the regional skydiving community, though it has also gained attention over the years for accidents and fatalities, risks commonly associated with the sport.
October 11, 2014 |
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. has asked a bankruptcy judge to order its biggest union to stop harassing convention clients. An official with Unite Here Local 54, which represents 1,140 workers at Trump Taj Mahal, has been contacting organizations that have meetings scheduled at the casino and urging them to consider using another venue in the city, one not trying to eliminate health insurance for workers. "Atlantic City and New Jersey have a lot of labor and labor-friendly businesses, and most groups don't want to get involved in a labor dispute over health care or anything else," Unite Here spokesman Ben Begleiter said Thursday.