Business & Industry

January 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks finished in positive territory for the third-straight day, with the Dow Jones Industrials rising about 163 points and the Nasdaq Composite gaining 49. Crude-oil prices fell slightly. February crude slipped 24 cents to settle at $52.07 a barrel. Residential customers...
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Chris Miller
January 15, 2019 - 11:10 pm
Sellers of Saints merchandise are enjoying this run through the playoffs as much as the fans. Business, as expected, has been busy at shops like Mike's Den on the North Shore. "It's like no other, I mean, everyone's flying as high as the team's playing," said P.J. Lailhengue at Mike's Den. He says...
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January 12, 2019 - 1:54 pm
(WWL.com) - A study shows the University of Louisiana System contributes 10.9 billion dollars to the state’s economy. The report shows that one out of 18 jobs in the state are supported by the universities of Louisiana. UL System President Jim Henderson says it’s evidence the system produces a...
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Don Ames
January 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Environmental groups are taking Entergy New Orleans to task. Those filing a complaint with the Treasury Department and the IRS accuse the company of using their charitable foundation to gain support of their power plant. The possible violations center around the Entergy Charitable Foundation. A...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Wall Street held to a fairly narrow range today, finishing just slightly lower to end the market’s five-session win streak. Meanwhile, a nine-session streak of gains by oil prices is over. February crude fell $1, settling at $51.59 a barrel. Royal Caribbean’s “Oasis of the...
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This undated product image provided by Bud Light shows a new nutrition label. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The labels aren’t legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020. (Bud Light via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 5:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many...
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January 10, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Jim Chescko reporting... It was a fifth-straight positive finish for Wall Street today. The Dow Jones Industrials gained 122 points, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 29. Shares of Lockheed Martin jumped 2.5%, even though analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock, citing concerns about the...
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A currency trader shouts at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 10, 2019 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The rally in global stock markets faded Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without any significant breakthrough. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX dipped 0.1 percent to 10,881 while France's CAC 40 was 0.5 percent lower at 4...
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January 09, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Wall Street’s winning streak now stands at four sessions. Today, the Dow Industrials gained 91 points while the Nasdaq rose 60. U-S oil prices surged today, notching their eighth-straight advance and highest finish since mid-December. Giving oil a lift: a decline in weekly U-S crude inventories and...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...
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