Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 TV box for watching digitally delivered shows and movies, challenging Apple Inc.’s TV device.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in the first town-hall meeting since a political scandal about traffic erupted in his administration, blamed the federal government for holding up the distribution of billions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid.
In Seaside Heights, at the heart of the New Jersey shore, the log flume at Casino Pier hangs at the edge of broken boards. The Wild Mouse ride is being dismantled. The Jet Star roller coaster, ripped from its base when Hurricane Sandy struck, still sits in the ocean.
After the biggest Atlantic storm on record struck the New Jersey shore last October, Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers was asked repeatedly if the town would rebuild in time to welcome summer tourists. “Oh, no problem,” he’d reply.
A former Bernard Madoff aide on trial for fraud stemming from the con man’s $17 billion Ponzi scheme helped his own son, who also worked at the company, tackle a drug addiction after he repeatedly fell asleep under his desk, the first defense witness in the case told jurors.