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.
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.
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.