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Microsoft To Buy Nokia Phones, Patents For $7.2B

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological tasks get done on mobile devices instead of personal computers.

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NJ’s Housing Recovery Gains Momentum [AUDIO]

There's more proof that New Jersey's housing recovery is moving in a positive direction.

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Fast-food Strikes Set For Cities Nationwide

Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

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Most Teachers Buying School Supplies with Their Own Money [AUDIO]

Parents are not the only ones doing back to school shopping, teachers are also hitting the stores to buy supplies for their classrooms, and paying largely out of their own pocket.

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney (photo by Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media)
State Senate President Steve Sweeney (photo by Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media)
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Do You Want to Hike NJ’s Minimum Wage? [AUDIO]

The Democrat running against Gov. Chris Christie and the leader of the State Senate are joining with a band of labor leaders and activists to urge New Jersey voters to support a November ballot question, which asks if you'd like to amend the constitution to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25.

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Do NJ Gas Prices Have a Silver Lining? [AUDIO]

We've all made a fuss about the price of gas in New Jersey at one time or another, but the next time you pull up to the pump, realize that it may not be so bad after all.

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Gas Prices
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New Jersey 23rd Costliest to Own a Car [AUDIO]

New Jersey is the 23rd most expensive state in the nation when it comes to operating a motor vehicle.

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Job Fair
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Part-Time Jobs Dominate Private Sector Hiring [AUDIO]

Unemployment is slowly picking up pace in the country, however three-quarters of 2013's new jobs are part-time.

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Back-to-School Promotions Draw Shoppers [AUDIO]

Are you finished with your back-to-school shopping? If you answered yes, you're not alone.

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Small Biz Optimism on the Rise, Survey Says [AUDIO]

Nationally, small business optimism is the highest it has been since third quarter 2008, and that's the key finding in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, which has improved 9 points since second quarter and 36 points since the fourth quarter of 2012.

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