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Theft protection – Did your credit card get its makeover?

There's an October deadline to get microchip-enabled credit cards into the hands of all U.S. cardholders, but a new survey suggests the industry is lagging in its attempt to reach the new standard.

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State pensions – NJ Treasurer says full funding would be ‘irresponsible’

New Jersey's state treasurer says it would "irresponsible" for Gov. Christie to make the full, legally-required contribution of $3 million to the public employee pension fund, even though a judge has now ruled he should.

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New State Program Helps Sandy Homeowners Pay Rent

Financial help will soon be available for families paying rent while waiting for the rebuilding or elevation of their Sandy damaged homes. According to nj.com, a new program announced by the state today will offer homeowners up to $825 dol

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Budget dealing is far from done in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a $33.8 billion State Budget that keeps funding essentially flat for schools, higher education, municipalities and property tax relief programs. But the spending plan will not be adopted as is, because budgets never are.

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(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Chris Christie says he ‘played by the rules’ during recent travels

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's still mulling a 2016 presidential run, has traveled extensively in recent months, but it's not his absence from the state that has turned out to be the main point of contention.

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Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Shoppers at Woodside ACE Hardware stock up on ice melt and shovels as they prepare for a snowstorm. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Expensive weather? Rough winter dampens economic recovery

Another harsh winter is having an impact on what we buy and when. It's helping some businesses but hurting others.  

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Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home
Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Stafford explosion determined to be accidental

The explosion of a home in Stafford Township on Tuesday has been determined to be accidental to according to a joint investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Stafford Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and Ocean County Fire Marshall.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJEA to Christie – Not So Fast on That Pension ‘Accord’

Not so fast, the New Jersey Education Association is saying, after Gov. Chris Christie's budget address Tuesday.

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Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Volunteers sort through donations at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Food Banks, Pantries Cite Greater Need with Colder Weather

When the temperatures go down, the need goes up for help from food banks and pantries throughout New Jersey. Unfortunately, it's also a time of year when donations are lighter than normal.

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The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge crosses the icy Delaware River
The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge crosses the icy Delaware River (Cinnaminson Weather @CinnaWx via Twitter)
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No big changes: staying cold and mostly quiet this week

Temperatures will stay cold, and our weather will remain mostly quiet, with just a couple of chances for light snow through the end of the month.

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Lawmakers, Officials React to Christie’s Budget Address

Shortly after Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $33.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as union and environmental groups commented on the state spending plan.

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An Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Elinor Trotta. ((Photo courtesy of NJ State Police)
An Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Elinor Trotta. ((Photo courtesy of NJ State Police)
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Amber Alert canceled for 3-year-old Delaware girl

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old girl who was removed from her home in New Castle, Delaware on Monday following a domestic dispute.

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