More Jobs, Fewer Layoffs in New Jersey
Adding to signs that the job market is strengthening, the Labor Department says fewer folks in New Jersey and nationwide are seeking unemployment benefits.
Retail Spending Up; Consumers Still Cautious [AUDIO]
We’re spending more on retail items like cars, clothes and appliances, but we’re still weighing our purchases. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased 1.1 percent last month, the biggest gain since September.
Colon Cancer Screenings Up; Still Detection Is Later [AUDIO]
More New Jerseyans are being screened for colon cancer compared to 10 years ago, 65 percent, and still 57 percent of colorectal cancers in the Garden State are being detected at a later stage.
Economy Fuels NJ List of Consumer Complaints [AUDIO]
With the severe rain and flooding New Jersey had in the spring and summer of last year, it’s no surprise that concerns related to home improvements topped the list of complaints filed by consumers with the State Division of Consumer Affairs in 2011.
New Jersey Man Puts Face On Male Anorexia [AUDIO]
Eating disorders have long been considered to only effect women. While 10 million females in the country suffer with the illnesses, there are one million males battling anorexia and bulimia.
More Teen Drivers Smoking Marijuana [AUDIO]
It’s a dangerous trend and it’s becoming increasingly popular. A growing percentage of teens is smoking marijuana and many of them do not believe it is a distraction while driving.
Parents Open The Door To Junk Food For Kids
Despite the plethora of information regarding the importance of healthy foods for children, kids are still getting their hands on it.
Consumer Confidence Pushes To Year-Ago High [AUDIO]
Gas prices may be spiking across the nation, but it’s not expected to shake consumer confidence. That’s according to Ken Goldstein of the Conference Board.
Am I Ugly? Teen Girls Ask Internet for Response [AUDIO]
It’s a disturbing trend to say the least. Many teen girls are taking to YouTube to post “Am I Ugly?” videos, asking internet users whether they are attractive.
New Jersey’s Global Trade Up In 2011 [AUDIO]
Exports to European countries may have gone down as a result of the economic slowdown overseas, but New Jersey’s global trade has seen its second consecutive annual hike.