Business & Industry

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Chris Miller
November 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
The "Streaming Wars" begin a new chapter today with a major producer of content now in the game: today is the day "Disney+" launches, with the Walt Disney company's huge library, and new shows. The streaming service is just more of what consumers can expect, as studios look to bypass traditional...
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Thomas Perumean
November 12, 2019 - 7:42 am
Daryl Byrd, the man who's headed IberiaBank Corp for just under two decades is calling the institutions recent merger with Memphis-based First Horizon Bank a formidable Southern franchise. In an interview with the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate , Byrd says the merger makes good common sense...
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Chris Miller
November 11, 2019 - 11:06 am
Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! Retailers are looking to continue a growing streak. The National Retail Federation thinks sales growth will be between 3.8 and 4.2 percent this year. That would be solid, according to UNO business expert Mark Rosa. "Retail sales run between...
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Associated Press
November 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy, and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box...
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WWL Newsroom
November 08, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... Stocks managed narrow gains in the Friday session, with the Dow Industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all recording fresh closing highs. The Dow edged up 6 points, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 40. One stock that didn’t fare well: Waitr Holdings...
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Thomas Perumean
November 08, 2019 - 6:04 am
Testronic is coming to New Orleans looking to open a testing facility for digital games. The new facility will add 150-jobs with another 169 indirect jobs as well. Testronic is a leading quality assurance company in the digital game industry. The company is establishing its testing facility at the...
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WWL Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 9:35 pm
An English digital game-testing company plans a quality assurance testing facility in New Orleans. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Thursday that Testronic Laboratories, based in the south London town of Croydon, plans to employ 150 people within five years. It says total...
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WWL Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... Optimism about the U.S.-China trade talks lifted stocks to moderate gains today, with the major indexes all finishing with fresh highs. The Dow Jones industrials and the S&P 500 ended at record highs again Thursday, but they would have been...
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Thomas Perumean
Associated Press
November 06, 2019 - 6:41 am
(AP) — Businesses in New Orleans affected by the partial collapse of a hotel under construction are eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when part of it collapsed Oct. 12. Three people were killed...
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 5:23 am
(AP) -- Tennessee-based First Horizon and the Louisiana-based IberiaBank are combining in a deal worth $3.9 billion. The regional banking companies announced what they are calling a "merger of equals" in a statement Monday. The combined company will have its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, and...
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