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Midday Market Minute: A Prelude to Internet Gaming in New Jersey

Guests at one New Jersey casino will be the first in the United States to place bets with the click of their television remote controls, as gambling gets ever closer to going online in the state. Governor Chris Christie narrowly vetoed a bill last week which would have legalized online gaming.

Fiscal Cliff Averted: And Here Are the Next 6 Crises to Worry About

The fiscal cliff has been averted -- at least for now. But if we've managed to dodge one devastating, intentionally-created crisis, there are plenty more massive problems on deck. Here's a list of the next six ways Washington could mess things up for tens of millions of Americans.

Boehner Caves, Agrees to Hurricane Sandy Aid Vote on Friday

Under intense pressure from angry Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner agreed late Wednesday to a vote this week on aid for Superstorm Sandy recovery. He will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another on Jan. 15 for another $51 billion in aid.

Obama, NY and NJ Lawmakers Press for Sandy Aid

Republicans and Democrats from New York and New Jersey lashed out at House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday for pulling legislation on Hurricane Sandy aid, demanding that he reverse course and allow a vote as their constituents continue to struggle with the aftermath of the devastating storm. President Barack Obama called for an immediate House vote, and governors of the two states called House inaction a "dereliction of duty."

Power Outages After Sandy Weren't Unusually Long After All

As the days without power stretched on for hundreds of thousands after Superstorm Sandy, patience turned to anger. But an AP analysis of outages from other big storms shows that the time it took to utility companies to restore electricity was no worse than average -- and in some places, actually faster.

Sandy Reminds Us What Election Is About: 2 Very Different Visions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is doing much of the heavy lifting in the clean up and relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. But FEMA's also on the front lines for Republican budget cuts. Which puts a key question of next week's election into sharp focus: What kind of federal government does America want?

In New Jersey, Tax-Free Breast Implants

Starting in July of 2013, New Jersey residents getting botox injections, breast implants, and other various nips and tucks will be able to get the procedures tax-free thanks to a bill signed today by Governor Chris Christie.

Workers' Rights 100 Years After the Triangle Fire

A century after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 seamstresses in New York, worker protections are eroding around the world. As government and corporate interests from Bangladesh to Wisconsin wage war on the rights of labor, have the lessons of the Triangle disaster been forgotten?

Before Wisconsin: Five of American Labor's Biggest Battles

Can you say image problem? For the first time in the more than 70 years that Gallup has been measuring the popularity of unions, in 2009 more than half the public didn't approve of them. The current showdown in Wisconsin has plenty of precedent when it comes to transformative moments for organized labor.

N.J. Digs Out from Blizzard Without Gov. or Lt. Gov.

New Jersey residents voted in 2005 to give their state a lieutenant governor, so even though Gov. Chris Christie is on vacation in Florida while his state is getting pounded by a blizzard, the should be no leadership vacuum in Trenton. But his backup, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, picked this week to go away on vacation too.

For New Jersey's Chris Christie, It Was Simply a Tunnel Into Debt

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today canceled the multibillion dollar rail tunnel under the Hudson River, the nation's largest public works project, for the second time in less than a month. For Christie, it all came down to money. And that helps burnish his fiscal conservative cred.

The High Price of New Jersey's Cheap Gasoline Tax

At 10.5 cents per gallon, Jersey has the third-lowest gas tax in America. No governor has dared push to raise it, and Chris Christie isn't about to change that. Problem is: The state's trust fund that uses gas taxes is running dry -- at the worst time.

Why New Jersey Is Still No. 1 for Property Taxes

If there is one thing that unifies residents of New Jersey in these divisive times, it's property taxes: Everybody hates them. One of the Garden State's chief claims to fame -- besides 'The Sopranos' and The Boss -- is that its residents pay the highest property taxes in the country.

Who Will Sell New Jersey's Legalized Pot?

New Jersey was the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana, but current governor Chris Christie is placing such harsh restrictions on the prospective business that some question whether the state will ever get its pot business off the ground.

N.J. Governor Gambles on a Gaming Overhaul

New Jersey's GOP Gov. Chris Christie is preparing to announce sweeping plans to overhaul Atlantic City's casino district, just one part of a set of proposals that would mark the most sweeping changes to the state's gaming industry since casino gambling was legalized.

Hold the Tea Party, Some Voters Want Their Taxes Raised

Famed investor Warren Buffett and William Gates, Sr., the father of Microsoft's Bill Gates, say the rich should pay more taxes. In this economic downturn, some voters are choosing higher taxes over cuts in vital government services, stoking the ire of conservative groups.

Did New Jersey Signal the Start of a Property Tax Rebellion?

Record numbers of New Jerseyans voiced their anger at high property taxes and voted down over 50% of school budgets. With state finances squeezed all over the country, it signals that school funding will get even more politically contentious.

Ex-N.J. Gov Joins Wall Street Firm

Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat who was defeated in November by Chris Christie, hasn't been out of work for too long. The former Goldman Sachs chief is returning to Wall Street to run MF Global, a struggling brokerage house.

New Jersey Joins the Draconian Budget Parade

Gov. Chris Christie's first budget aims to close an $11 billion shortfall -- and it ain't pretty. The fight over it will be vicious, even considering the rough-and-tumble nature of Jersey politics.