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Gas Prices Could Keep Dropping [AUDIO]

Gas prices in New Jersey have been plummeting, and they could get even lower before the end of 2013.

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Flickr User belarusian
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More New Moms Cut Maternity Leave Short [AUDIO]

The manufacturing and construction sectors took a huge hit during the recession and forced many men out of work, which left many women as the sole breadwinners in their households.

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Jersey’s Minimum Wage Ballot Question Gets National Attention [AUDIO]

Question two on the ballot this November in New Jersey - on whether to raise the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour - is one of the most important ballot measures in the nation, according to the website Ballotpedia.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Most NJ Residents Still Enraged over Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

The shutdown in Washington is over, but the vast majority of Garden State residents are still furious that Congress let the federal government close for more than two weeks.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 358,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.

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Matisse in Belmar after Sandy
Matisse in Belmar after Sandy (Facebook)
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NJ Tourism Struggled with Public Perception Post-Sandy [SERIES]

In part four of our series Sandy: Then and Now, we look at how tourism was affected by the storm, and how it struggled to rebuild, both physically and metaphorically.

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Hurricane Sandy Destroys Surf Club
Sandy destroys Joey Harrison's Surf Club in Ortley Beach. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Businesses Still Face Challenges from Sandy [SERIES]

In the third part on our series on Sandy: Then and Now, businesses still struggle with the effects nearly a year after the Superstorm.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Shutdown and Debt Crisis Hurting Economy Bigtime [AUDIO]

As Washington wrestles with a solution to a stalemate, shutdown and crisis, the economy is feeling the squeeze as the clock ticks on the deadline for debt default.

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Calculating NJ’s Minimum Wage Hike Impact [AUDIO]

Many business owners in New Jersey are vehemently opposed to this year's ballot question which asks voters if they'd like to amend the State Constitution to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25 and then adjust it annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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What Will the Federal Shutdown Cost You? [AUDIO]

A lot of us who look at the Federal shutdown might wonder what the cost will be. An expert today has some sound advice for weathering the Washington chaos.

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