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August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Cerner Corp., a health-care information technology company, will add 250 jobs in Malvern over the next three years with the help of a $1.25 million Pennsylvania First grant, Gov. Wolf said Monday. As part of the deal, Cerner, based in Kansas City, Mo., will invest $75 million in the site and retain its 2,000 current employees. When Cerner bought the former Siemens Health Services in Feb. 2015 for $1.3 billion, Siemens Health had 2,800 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware attributed to Malvern.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Sports-betting fans in New Jersey may finally have run out of luck. A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected the state's attempt to legalize sports betting for the third time in three years. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ruling in Philadelphia, said that the state's initiative to legalize sports betting at casinos and race tracks - an effort to revitalize the faltering casino industry - breached the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)
NEWS
August 10, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
You've seen them on the roadway: motorists driving while grooming, eating, reading the newspaper, checking email on a laptop, or turning the music dials. A New Jersey lawmaker wants to crack down on distracted driving under a proposed bill that seeks to stop motorists from multitasking when they get behind the wheel. "We have slowly but surely made our cars into extensions of our living room," Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D., Middlesex) said in an interview Monday. "As a consequence, we have people engaging in conduct that was never intended for a motor vehicle moving at 40 or 50 mph. "I've driven down the turnpike a number of times and seen people reading a newspaper folded on the steering wheel or working on their laptop in the passenger seat," he said.
NEWS
August 9, 2016
ISSUE | N.J. PENSIONS State must pay up New Jersey's transportation funding is a priority to help fix our ailing infrastructure, but the teachers' pension funding is a greater priority and has long been a problem ("Sweeney: No transport fund fix, no pension vote," Friday). All state government employees deserve the pensions they paid into and were promised. We chose to participate in a plan with a promised payout because we believed in our elected officials. Those officials must come to the decision that they owe the state pension plans the required money.
NEWS
August 9, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Whenever a South Jersey diner closes, its customers lament. Whether it's a fire that destroys the building, financial woes, or owners' exhaustion, the New Jersey staples are missed by regulars. Olga's Diner in Marlton opened in 1959 and shut down in 2008. The sign remains outside the abandoned building. The Freeway Diner in Deptford, open since 1978, shut down in May 2015. The Crystal Lake Diner in Haddon Township opened in 1990 and hasn't reopened after a two-alarm fire back in 2014.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | William Bender and Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITERS
Gambling, loan-sharking, gun trafficking, and ... skin-cream fraud? Reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino was arrested in Florida on Thursday as part of a sweeping East Coast mob takedown that snared dozens of well-monikered alleged gangsters. "Mustache Pat," "Nicky the Wig," "Muscles," "Anthony the Kid," "Patty Boy," "Tony the Cripple," "Tugboat," "Fish," and "Rooster" were among the 46 alleged La Cosa Nostra members, leaders and associates named in the federal racketeering indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Michael Matza and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
Urging Congress to overhaul the immigration system or risk losing in global workforce competition, Philadelphia business and community leaders rallied Wednesday on Independence Mall, releasing fresh state-by-state data on the economic impact of foreign-born newcomers and launching a campaign they call Reason for Reform. Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, called on elected officials to "enact policies and reforms that will support immigration as critical [to]
BUSINESS
August 4, 2016
Health insurers have requested rate changes for individual plans that will be offered this fall on New Jersey's Affordable Care Act marketplace, according to data posted Monday on HealthCare.gov. The biggest requested increase was from Oxford Health Insurance Inc., a unit of UnitedHealthcare. Its Oxford NJ EPO (exclusive provider organization) asked for an average rate increase of 32.3 percent, which would affect an estimated 3,441 people. The state's largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, requested increases for individual plans ranging from slightly less than 1 percent for its basic catastrophic plan to 7.55 percent for an Advantage exclusive provider plan.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Health insurers have requested rate changes -- including an increase of up to 32.3 percent -- for individual plans that will be offered this fall on New Jersey's Affordable Care Act marketplace this fall, according to data posted Monday on the federal web site HealthCare.gov. However, 12 of 19 insurance plans, effective Jan. 1, are seeking increases of less than 10 percent. The biggest requested increase was from Oxford Health Insurance Inc., a unit of UnitedHealthcare. Its Oxford NJ EPO (exclusive provider organization)
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Sock manufacturer Standard Merchandising has purchased a 115,300-square-foot factory building in Pennsauken, N.J.'s Airport Industrial Park for $4.1 million, according to commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. Standard Manufacturing is moving into the property at 7001 North Park Drive after its former location in Camden was sold to make way for the new Subaru headquarters being built there, Colliers, which brokered the sale, said in a release on Monday. The new Airport Industrial Park property was previously occupied by printing company Contemporary Graphic Solutions, which has moved to a facility in Camden, Colliers senior managing director Marc Isdaner said.
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