Taj Mahal Up For Sale, Ridesharing Regulation and Sonic Booms – Wednesday’s Roundup

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Icahn In Talks To Sell Taj Mahal
According to the New York Post, one of Atlantic City’s least-favorite billionaire investors Carl Icahn is in talks to sell one of his three casinos in the resort town. The Taj Mahal, which Icahn closed in October after a bitter contract dispute with UniteHere local 54 ended in a summer-long strike, is on the block – apparently. Other casino operators might be interested, according to the report. Route 40 reported back in November that the mere act of closing the property almost halved its value. You can read that story here.

Ridesharing Almost, Almost Regulated in NJ
Legislation that will introduce background checks and other regulatory standards for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in New Jersey is close to coming into effect, NJ Spotlight reports. The bill, which attracted some controversy although it is broadly supported by the ride-sharing companies, is now on Gov. Christie’s desk.

Earthquakes, too
Philly.com digs deep into those sonic booms you keep experiencing (ok, it’s more like once or twice a year). While maneuvers by military aircraft explain most of the shaking and rattling, there have also been minor earthquakes in the area.

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The rest of the day’s headlines include news on a discrimination suit against the EHT school district, a drop in Salvation Army collections, an EHT heroin bust, and new video game gambling machines at the Tropicana. You can read more below:

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