Christie Signs Bill Banning NJ Companies from Forcing Workers to Hand over Social Media Passwords

Gov. Christie signed a bill this week that will ban New Jersey companies from forcing workers to hand over user names or passwords to their social media accounts.


NJ Transit Plans New Micro-Grid to Keep System Up when Grid Goes Down

A new proposed microgrid project could keep people working even if the greater electric grid is down. The plan would help get financial markets back on track after a disaster.


Jersey City Stock Exchange Direct Edge to Merge with Bats Global Markets

Direct Edge, based in Jersey City, will be acquired by Bats Global Markets, a Kansas-based rival market. The acquisition is said to bring some competition to the NASDAQ exchange. The impact on Direct Edge's NJ operation is unknown, but the new company will be headquartered in Kansas.


Bloomberg: Jersey City Attracting Smarties More Than Any Other Big City

The number of educated adults in Jersey City rose by 13 percent since 2000, a bigger increase than in any other big city in the nation, according to Bloomberg. Adults with bachelor's degrees over the age of 25 numbered 68,538 in 2011, up from 42,676. This article was first in the Jersey Journal.


Tech-savvy high school scholars engineer the future at Governor's School

Thought control of computer appliacations and wireless sensors to detect dancer's injuries were some of the research projects at the Governor's School at Rutgers this year.





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