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July 12, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks closed out the week on a positive note, with the major indexes all establishing new closing highs. The Dow Industrials jumped 244 points today, the Nasdaq Composite rose 48 and the S&P 500 added 13. Oil futures barely budged today. August crude edged up a penny to...
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July 11, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Stocks ended mostly higher today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its first-ever close above 27,000. The blue-chip index jumped 227points, while the S&P 500 edged up 6 points, also setting a new closing high. But the Nasdaq Composite slipped 6. Health-care stocks, including...
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Thomas Perumean
July 10, 2019 - 8:20 am
ADR: Average Daily Rate. To a hotel operator that's the number you watch, always. And while tourism and hotel stays in New Orleans appears to be robust, with more than 10-million hotel rooms sold in 2018, ADR is flat. The big hotels drive occupancy with on-site convention booking. But for regular...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo people walk a trail past the tails of several of the dozens of grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes lining the edge of a parking area adjacent to Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing Co. reports second quarter deliveries on Tuesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Deliveries of Boeing airliners tumbled 37% in the first half of 2019 as the company struggled to fix its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes, and Europe's Airbus surged far ahead in the competition between the world's leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus said Tuesday that it...
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July 07, 2019 - 2:30 pm
COVINGTON, La. (AP) _ A dispute is developing in Louisiana over whether a hotel and conference center should be developed at a state park. A study paid for by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission says the project should be built at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville. The...
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July 07, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It helps to have one of the biggest lead-ins ever. "Spider-Man: Far From Home," the first Marvel movie after "Avengers: Endgame," swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93...
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Thomas Perumean
July 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
The radiating effects of chemical fertilizer polluted Mississippi River water dumping into Lake Ponchartrain and flowing into the Gulf is starting to be felt along the coast. Closed beaches, algae blooms, dead dolphins, disappearing shell fish and dying molluscs infected with toxins from the water...
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July 06, 2019 - 4:56 pm
“The Southern Business & Development rankings confirm our success in creating great economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “By forming strategic public-private partnerships, by harnessing the capacity of our higher education systems, and by expanding...
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Don Ames
July 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
State lawmakers have come up with rules of the road for companies to follow in order for their self-driving commercial vehicles to truck commerce across Louisiana. The new regulations have already been signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards and take effect Aug. 1, although significant use of the vehicles...
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Don Ames
July 05, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The abandoned Six Flags amusement park that has stood empty in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina may finally be facing demolition. The Six Flags park never reopened after the levees failed and flooded the city with water in 2005. Mayor LaToya Cantrell now says her office is targeting the site for...
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