BC-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-POLICY EXTREMES
NEW YORK _ Free health care? Free college? Job guarantees? Welcome to the 2020 presidential primary. Virtually no policy prescription is too liberal for Democrats fighting to win over their party’s base, which is demanding bold action on America’s most pressing challenges. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,108 words, photos.
_ A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit after posting a huge loss a year ago, when it took a $13.6 billion charge related to the late-2017 U.S. tax overhaul. The New Brunswick, New Jersey- based company, the world’s biggest maker of health care products, also benefited from an effective tax rate of just 2.6 percent for the latest quarter, along with reduced spending on research and development. It topped Wall Street profit and revenue expectations. By Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 479 words, photos.
RUN--NY ROADRUNNERS-JERSEY CITY
_ The New York Road Runners are coming to New Jersey. The running club and Jersey City officials announced Tuesday they will host a new race, the NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K, in the city’s downtown area on May 4. The running organization also will have open runs and free youth programs throughout the year. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 404 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
_ BODY FOUND _ Authorities say a man was found bludgeoned to death inside a northern New Jersey apartment that he shared with another man who had killed himself by jumping in front of a train.
_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-BON JOVI _ A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families. With AP photo.
RASHAN GARY’S AGENCY
ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency. The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind the past three years at Michigan. By Larry Lage. With AP photos.
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