Economics

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David Blake
August 20, 2019 - 12:10 pm
The controversy over raising the minimum wage continues to stir up debate across the country, could the economy handle the change? A survey of economists shows 61 percent favor raising the wage but they don't say by how much. University of New Orleans Economics Professor Walter "Dub" Lane says he...
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Jim Hanzo
April 03, 2019 - 8:48 am
AAA reports nearly 100 million Americans will take a family vacation this year. 4 in 10 adults say they plan on taking a trip. While that means 60 percent are not taking any vacation, AAA's Don Redman said it's even more than last year planning on hitting the road. "More so than any other indicator...
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David Blake
April 02, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Is there a good chance for passage of a minimum wage boost in the next legislative session? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards wants an increase, but the argument always faces a rough ride, and this time should be no different. Several other states and cities have already raised their minimum...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2018 - 9:02 am
Is the key to succeeding in business thinking you won't? A new study that finds a surprising difference between optimistic and pessimistic entrepreneurs. In a British survey, researchers with the London School of Economics, Bath University, and Cardiff University studied the earnings of...
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David Blake
October 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LSU economist Dr. Robert Newman on Amazon, minimum wage Amazon says its public policy team will start pushing for an increase in the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $15 per hour starting next month. LSU economist Dr. Robert Newman...
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