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Icahn Gambles to Keep New Jersey’s Taj Mahal Casino Afloat

bloomberg.com — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn vowed to keep trying to settle with unionized workers at the Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s Taj Mahal in a bid to keep the foundering New Jersey casino open. "I am in no way anti-union," Icahn wrote today in a letter to Trump Entertainment's Chief Executive Officer Robert Griffin, saying he'd provide $20 million in additional financing to keep the casino operating.

Atlantic City Cuts Planned Bond Sale 70%, Reuters Says

bloomberg.com — Atlantic City, New Jersey, the onetime U.S. East Coast gambling capital that has seen four casinos close this year, will lower a planned bond sale by 70 percent because of financial uncertainty, Reuters reported.

N.J. Republicans Seek End to Democrat-Led Bridge Probe

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Republicans on the legislative committee investigating four days of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge accused the panel's co-chairman of misusing public resources for political gain.

Christie Presses Canada’s Case for Pipeline After Harper Meeting

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wrapped up a two-day trade mission to Canada by meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and urged the U.S. to expedite approval of a pipeline linking the nation's oil fields to American refineries on the Gulf Coast.

Christie Says U.S. Needs to Pay More Attention to Canada

businessweek.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential candidate for president in 2016, said the federal government's delayed approval of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline "is no way to treat a friend." "Our leaders' comments on this topic should not be marked by parochialism, but by principles," Christie, 52, said during a speech in Calgary.

Christie Says U.S. Needs to Pay More Attention to Canada

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential candidate for president in 2016, said the federal government's delayed approval of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline "is no way to treat a friend." "Our leaders' comments on this topic should not be marked by parochialism, but by principles," Christie, 52, said during a speech in Calgary.

Christie Heads to Canada on Energy Mission After Mexico

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is headed to Canada on a trade mission to discuss energy, an issue central to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination contest. In his second trip outside the U.S. in three months, Christie, 52, plans to press for expanded North American energy ties, as he did during a September visit to Mexico, according to an advisory released by his office.

Christie Spurns Pig-Crate Pleas From Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have stopped farmers from confining breeding pigs in so-called gestation crates, which opponents including comedian Danny DeVito and Daily Show host Jon Stewart called inhumane. Christie, a 52-year-old Republican weighing a presidential run in 2016, said the measure was unnecessary and the devices should be regulated by state agriculture officials, not lawmakers.

N.J. Revenue Increase for Roadwork Should Be Dedicated, Fox Says

bloomberg.com — Jamie Fox, the Democrat appointed by Republican Governor Chris Christie to oversee state transportation spending, said any "revenue enhancer" approved to fund roadwork should be legally dedicated to the purpose. Fox spoke today at a conference of mayors in Atlantic City, where Democratic legislators are discussing raising the state's gasoline tax to replenish a nearly broke transportation fund.

Christie’s Standing Improved, Former Governor Byrne Says

bloomberg.com — Chris Christie's political standing has improved in the past year as he shook off a traffic scandal, emerged a winner in midterm elections and looks to a potential White House run, former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne said.
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Dec 17, 2014

Booker quips "I know you're all here to talk about the situation in East Timor." Menendez to address Cuba relations after, he says.

Dec 17, 2014

US Sen. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker in Sayreville for Hurricane Sandy announcement. pic.twitter.com/6JgV6GlYvW

Dec 15, 2014

Christie Calls His Support of Dallas Cowboys Worst-Kept Secret - Bloomberg via @business bloom.bg/1xn4J1F

Dec 05, 2014

Chris Christie in Toronto honoring Canadian utilities workers for assistance after Hurricane Sandy. pic.twitter.com/mpkTjPM4cO

Dec 04, 2014

Chris Christie press conference, Canada style. Set up in Calgary where gov will speak with Alberta Premier Prentice pic.twitter.com/4NJyHWvhKd



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