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Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 12:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even its high expectations at the weekend box office. "It: Chapter Two" brought in $40.7 million to keep the top spot in its second week and has earned a...
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Thomas Perumean
September 12, 2019 - 6:41 am
The Morial Convention Center Board wants their new convention center complex to reflect the culture and history of New Orleans. The board is putting out a call for the public's ideas and input on what the new complex should look like and feature. The new convention center complex is slated for 47...
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Thomas Perumean
September 12, 2019 - 5:51 am
A forum at the Hyatt Centric on Canal Street kicks off at 8am. The event is presented by Right on Crime, a conservative group looking to help with criminal justice reform, to educate employers about the advantages of hiring people with criminal backgrounds. Right On Crime, looks to knock down...
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Thomas Perumean
September 10, 2019 - 7:42 am
The developer of a proposed mixed use complex slated for the Westbank is calling the City of New Orleans anti-business. Philip Spiegelman is involved in a long running court battle to get his proposed $50 million dollar development approval by the City Council, which he contends was approved by the...
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Thomas Perumean
September 09, 2019 - 11:57 am
British Airways flights to and from New Orleans to London have been canceled due to a pilots strike. Tonight's 9:35pm departure to London Heathrow has been canceled along with nearly 100% of all flights according to the airline. The cancellations will effect roughly 48 hours worth of flights,...
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September 08, 2019 - 1:42 pm
A robust audience turned out to catch "It: Chapter Two" in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday that "It: Chapter Two," the only major new release, earned an estimated $91 million from North American ticket sales in its first weekend from 4,570...
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Associated Press
September 08, 2019 - 9:11 am
China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data showed Sunday...
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WWL Newsroom
September 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... Stocks finished the Friday session narrowly mixed, but did log solid gains for a second-straight week. Today, the Dow Industrials rose 69 points and the S&P 500 edged up 2 points, but the Nasdaq Composite dipped 13. A new White House plan for...
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WWL Newsroom
September 05, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Forbes Magazine Relaxed ownership and debt rules, combined with the expectation for much more lucrative media deals, fueled an 11% increase in the value of the average NFL team over the past year, to $2.86 billion. With an astounding $950 million in revenue—the most of any U.S. sports team—the...
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Don Ames
September 05, 2019 - 8:48 pm
One of Louisiana's largest auto insurers plans to cut its rates for drivers, starting in November. State Farm announced Thursday that it will drop car insurance rates for more than 1 million policyholders by 2.6%. The insurer says that will be the fourth rate reduction in two years, a total cut of...
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