Business & Industry

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Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 3:43 pm
An economic forecast from Kiplinger holds some good and bad news for Louisiana -- increased economic growth, but at a pace likely to be tied for last in the nation. The state is institutionally behind the eight-ball, says UNO business professor Mark Rosa, who says cuts to higher education have hurt...
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Starbucks coming to an underserved neighborhood near you
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Associated Press
January 17, 2020 - 6:23 am
Starbucks coming to an underserved community near you.
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 8:01 pm
The $14-billion purchase of the parent company that owns and operates the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans has been given approval by Louisiana lawmakers. Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment one of the largest and most storied owners of casinos and resort properties in Las Vegas and...
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Superdome renovations
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 6:38 am
The $450-million renovation of the Mercedes Benz Superdome is underway, with workers wasting no time getting started on a four-year project. And the most logical place to start the renovations…? On the 50-yard line. "Removing the field is about a four-to-five day process," says Mike Hoss with ASM...
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Wall Street
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Jim Hanzo
January 10, 2020 - 3:54 pm
After two days of solid gains and some fresh closing highs, stocks fell slightly in the final session of the week. The Dow Jones Industrials lost 133 points, the Nasdaq Composite fell 24, and the S&P 500 eased 9. Oil futures fell modestly today. February crude lost 52 cents to settle at $59.04...
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Supertanker
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Chris Miller
January 10, 2020 - 10:50 am
Gasoline prices usually drop in the winter, but with the uncertainty in the Persian Gulf region, what can we expect this winter? Just when we should be having low prices at the gas pump, conflict erupts in the Persian Gulf region. Will gas prices be coming down if this apparent deescalation of the...
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Artemis rocket sails away to Mississippi for testing
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Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 6:03 am
(AP) — It was a Mardi Gras-style celebration as a recently completed key component of a new rocket system was loaded on a Mississippi River barge in New Orleans. The core stage of a rocket for NASA's new Space Launch System is being floated upriver to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for...
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Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
Chris Miller
January 08, 2020 - 1:15 pm
The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk is getting some new stores, and a Copeland's Restaurant in 2020, the mall's owners announced today. Coming this year is a Polo Ralph Lauren store and the first Louisiana location of Kate Spade New York. Copeland's will open Copeland's Wharfhouse Restaurant in...
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Jim Hanzo
January 01, 2020 - 5:58 am
Thousands of Georgia and Baylor fans have descended in New Orleans in anticipation of tonight's Sugar Bowl. Many have been in town a few days. Mark Romig, Chief Marketing Officer for New Orleans and Company says it's just about evenly matched. Georgia has been here before and they have brought in a...
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Big oil money coming to area parish
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Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 4:27 pm
(AP) -- A Louisiana parish has received $10 million from an oil company that is its largest taxpayer and expects to receive another $10 million next month as the company makes payments on a higher tax bill. Marathon Petroleum sent the first check earlier this month to government leaders in St. John...
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