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Prudential Group Insurance announces leadership changes

Newark-based Prudential Group Insurance, a unit of Prudential Financial, announced Monday it has named Leston Welsh to head of products. In this role, Welsh will be responsible for Prudential's Group Life, Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance,...

Why Opportunity NJ heads feel economic development council will spur discussion, action

New Jersey Business & Industry Association head Michele Siekerka makes it clear: Opportunity NJ is about more than just business leaders. “We have outstanding relationships with labor, nonprofits and other associations,” she said. “We’re just...

N.Y. Jets, M&T Bank name Just Jersey winner of Small Business Showcase

The New York Jets and M&T Bank jointly announced Thursday they have named Just Jersey the winner of the second annual Small Business Showcase. Just Jersey, which is based in Morristown, will receive $100,000 worth...

GSI analysis: Big gap in benefit cost in public, private sectors in N.J.

Garden State Initiative on Thursday analyzed the latest employee compensation data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found major differences in compensation costs between the public and private sectors. In particular, GSI said...

Investors to acquire Gold Coast in deal valued at $63.6M

Short Hills-based Investors Bancorp Inc. will acquire Islandia, New York-based Gold Coast Bancorp Inc. in a deal valued at $63.6 million, the two banking institutions announced Wednesday. Once the deal has finalized, Investors will add...

Crossing the streams: Financial services newcomer Cross River blurs line between fintech, banking

Few would expect it was a good idea to start a bank right as the recession raged a decade ago. Fewer still would say any bankers eager to do that, as Cross River Bank did,...

Kearny Bank poll finds Jerseyans’ top financial fears

Kearny Bank released Tuesday the results of its first online Personal Finance Poll — and a “worrisome synergy” appears to be at play, Eric Kesselman, first vice president and director of marketing for Kearny...

Edison Partners co-leads $160M funding round for MoneyLion

Edison Partners, a Princeton-based growth equity firm, is co-leading a $160 million funding round into mobile bank and financial platform MoneyLion. MoneyLion, which is based in New York City, said Tuesday the funding is comprised...

Fewer games, fewer gamblers: N.J.’s online revenue down in June

The summer typically produces a lull for New Jersey online casinos and sportsbooks, and the most recent financial numbers from June seemingly support the trend, according to figures from the New Jersey Division of...

Allstate New Jersey seeks 200 new workers

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Co. announced Monday it is planning to expand agency force this year by hiring 200 new sales professionals. Out of the 200 Allstate aims to hire, 20 to 25 will be...

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