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Programmer Site GitHub Says It’s Victim of Service-Denial Attack — (Bloomberg) -- GitHub Inc., a U.S. website designed for computer programmers, has been under attack since Thursday in what may be an attempt by China to disrupt efforts to circumvent that country's censorship policies. The San Francisco-based service, which helps programmers and tech companies share ideas for software development, has experienced its biggest-ever distributed denial of service attack, the company said on its website.

Menendez Says Congress Must Review Any Nuclear Deal With Iran — (Bloomberg) -- Congress must review any nuclear deal the U.S. and other world powers may reach with Iran, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey said Sunday he has "real concerns" over the talks and that he wouldn't support any deal that leaves Iran a "threshold nuclear" state.

Christie Returns to Town Halls as Polls Show U.S. Appeal Sagging — (Bloomberg) -- For Chris Christie, all roads to the White House run through New Jersey. The governor, trailing Jeb Bush and Scott Walker in polls measuring the popularity of potential Republican presidential candidates, has resumed home-state appearances as he seeks to score political victories.

Tesla free to sell cars in N.J. as Christie signs bill — "We're pleased that manufacturers like Tesla will now have the opportunity to establish direct sales operations," Christie said in a statement. Tesla currently has "galleries" in New Jersey, which refer would-be buyers to New York and other states. Spokesmen for the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on the New Jersey law.

N.J. Democrats Say Port Real Estate Sales Should Fund Tunnel — (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and four other Democratic lawmakers called on the Port Authority to sell real estate and use the proceeds to help build a new commuter-rail tunnel to Manhattan.

Chris Christie Picking Up Powerful Donors — Jeb Bush may have the fundraising lead, and Scott Walker is competing for the same donors, but the New Jersey governor has pulled in some powerful support.

Schwab hops aboard robo-advisor bandwagon — The world of low-cost, tech-driven advisory solutions officially has it latest entrant, one that's throwing its big brand behind the push to attract younger and fee-conscious retirement savers. Charles Schwab has opened its Intelligent Portfolios platform to the retail market, calling it "Blue." The firm's tech play won't be all digital, however.

Christie’s 2016 New Jersey Budget Benefits From Obamacare — (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a second-term Republican who has called President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul a "failed federal program," is benefiting from it in his fiscal 2016 budget. The state will spend $150 million less on charity care for uninsured patients next year, Christie said Tuesday at a town-hall meeting in Somerville.

Christie Rips Obama Over Netanyahu Disagreement — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Friday it was a "disgrace'' for President Barack Obama to allow a disagreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran's nuclear program to overshadow ties between the two nations, and said the episode has eroded America's world standing.

Christie Accepts $225 Million to Settle Exxon Mobil Case — Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Mar 27, 2015

“That’s one less thing they can go after him on.” -- Christie Tacks Right by Joining Republican Immigration Lawsuit

Mar 26, 2015

Cities that sunk to junk are earning higher ratings by fixing blunders by @BChappatta

Mar 26, 2015

Chris Christie Rails Against Estate Taxes New Jersey Can’t Do Without via @bpolitics

Mar 24, 2015

Crowd assembled in Hanover ahead of @GovChristie 2 p.m. Town Hall. They love the charts and flags, those voters do.

Mar 24, 2015

An emergency room closing in Baton Rouge is showing the cost of the fight over Obamacare by @NewkirkMargaret

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