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Child Poverty on the Rise in New Jersey [AUDIO]

t's a staggering statistic. More than 646,000 children in New Jersey lived in families earning too little to meet their needs in 2012.

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Flickr User Ed Youdon
Flickr User Ed Youdon
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NJ Home Child Care Providers Demand More Money [AUDIO]

Thousands of home child care providers in New Jersey are clamoring for a new contract with the state.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Wall Street Faces Many Questions [AUDIO]

Stock markets reached new record all-time highs this week on news the Federal Reserve will continue bond-buying to stimulate the economy.

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Unemployment Line
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Despite Recovery, More Now Consider Themselves ‘Lower Class’ [AUDIO]

As the economy continues its slow recovery, more people than ever now believe they evolved into the "lower class."

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Ben Bernanke
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Fed Delays Bond Tapering, Wants To See More Data

The Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy, saying it will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds because it thinks the economy still needs the support.

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Smart Phones Become Necessity in NJ [AUDIO]

Only a few years ago, having a smart phone was considered somewhat of a luxury item, but today it's become a necessity for many Garden State residents, even those without jobs or a steady source of income.

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Homes for Sale
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New Project Clears NJ’s Housing Market Picture [AUDIO]

Home buyers and professionals will have a new information source about New Jersey's housing market.

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Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Has Governor Christie Really Accomplished Anything? [AUDIO]

As the end of Gov. Chris Christie's first term ends and he seeks re-election for a second, a new Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll asks New Jerseyans how much Christie has accomplished. Respondents also grade the governor on specific and important issues.

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Matthew White, Townsquare Media
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NJ’s Summer Driving Season Ends, But Gas Prices Stay High [AUDIO]

Now that the summer season is over and people are driving less, you might imagine gas prices would start to come down, but that's not the case.

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Minimum Wage
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NJ Business Leaders Say No to Hiking Minimum Wage [POLL/AUDIO]

A new ParenteBeard - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Summer Survey of business leaders shows seven out of 10 think raising New Jersey's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour would damage the state's efforts to retain and attract businesses.

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