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NJ falls in nationwide health rankings

New Jersey has dropped out of the top 10 healthiest states in the country, but is still making strides in certain areas, according to the latest report from United Health Foundation.

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Rutgers scientist to develop rapid Ebola test

The idea is to quickly diagnose patients in remote locations where the spread of Ebola has been rampant. A Rutgers researcher has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola along with other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the deadly disease.  

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New Jerseyans Have Longest Commute

Another first for the Garden State: Census figures show New Jerseyans have the longest average one-way commute to work in the nation.

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Few Americans with Depression Get Treatment

Nearly eight percent of the U.S. population has depression of some kind and yet, only a third of those suffering receive treatment, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Need a job? 2015 May Be Your Year

If you are looking for a job, a recent Dice Holdings survey brings good news. It found that nearly 60 percent of employers plan to hire next year. More than four in 10, however, admitted finding qualified candidates would be a struggle.

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NJ trails most states in charitable giving

A new survey finds New Jersey is one of the least charitable states in the country.

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FEMA Wants Money Back

Imagine having your home wrecked by a natural disaster, receiving recovery funds from the federal government, spending those funds, and then having the government ask that the money be returned.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Immediately Reinstated to NFL

Running back Ray rice has been reinstated by the NFL.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide
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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

We couldn't resist getting our 2014 holiday gift guide started just a little bit early, even though we're firm believers of waiting to celebrate the holidays after Thanksgiving.

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