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Gov. Edwards Announces $20 Million Rail Project at Port of Greater Baton Rouge

PORT ALLEN, La. — On Thursday, May 31, Gov. John Bel Edwards, joined by Port of Greater Baton Rouge and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC)...

Just in Time for Summer, Local Business Owner Launches Iced Tea Subscription Service

  NEW ORLEANS - Sweet tea may be the quintessential summer drink of the south, but the smooth tastes of basic iced tea are savored...

Gov. Edwards, LaSalle Lumber Dedicate $115 Million Sawmill Facility

URANIA, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and leaders from Ruston-based Hunt Forest Products LLC and Tolko Industries Ltd. of Canada dedicated the...

Millennial Money: Making 'Good Enough' Choices Can Pay Off

NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Sometimes good enough is good enough. In a world of information overload, it's common to feel angst when making choices. You...

How to Extend Your (Working) Life

NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Many people plan to work past normal retirement age, by choice or necessity. But most aren't taking the steps that...

Virgin Hotels New Orleans Breaks Ground in the Warehouse District

  NEW ORLEANS - On Thursday morning, following a transatlantic flight from Ethiopia to New Orleans, Sir Richard Branson found himself standing in an empty...

Ryan Gootee General Contractors Converts Mid-City School into Gated Apartment

NEW ORLEANS – Vacant for nearly 14 years, the former McDonogh 31 School in Mid-City was recently transformed into a luxury apartment complex comprised...

$9 Minimum Wage for Louisiana Workers Shelved, Lacking Votes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans senator on Tuesday scrapped his latest bid to raise Louisiana's minimum wage, saying he doesn't have...

Millennial Money: If 'Budget' Bums You Out, Try Renaming It

NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Webster's New World dictionary defines budget as: "a plan or schedule adjusting expenses during a certain period to the estimated...

Shell Advances Plans For Potential $1.2 Billion Louisiana Plant

  GEISMAR, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Shell Chemicals vice president for Gulf Coast Manufacturing Rhoman Hardy announced the company will advance...

Gourmet Cotton Candy Company Wins 2019 JEDCO Challenge

GRETNA, La. - A new startup is enjoying the taste of sweet success, since taking home the top prize at JEDCO's seventh annual startup...

The Business of Living Healthy in the Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is famous for its diverse dining scene, food-centric festivals, and laissez fare lifestyle. But health and fitness? Not so...

On the Money: More Grocers Are Offering Delivery

  DETROIT (AP) — Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is...

Should It Stay or Go? Clearing Out Financial Paperwork

  NEW YORK (AP) - Spring cleaning — it's not just for closets and windows. Paperwork is one of the easiest areas to let a mess...

The Life-Changing Magic of Working a Bit Longer

  NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven't saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a...

Louisiana's Unspent Cash Proposed for Roads, Colleges, Coast

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than $400 million in unspent cash from Louisiana's better-than-expected tax collections would pay for roadwork, coastal protection projects...

Ten Startups Shine During Idea Village’s Demo Day

  NEW ORLEANS - During The Idea Village’s annual IDEAx Accelerator Program, ten startups receive the training and guidance they need to grow their business.  Over...

While Marking its 10th Anniversary, Launch Pad Makes Plans for the Future

  NEW ORLEANS - On any given day, Launch Pad entrepreneurs are bustling through the Poydras Street coworking space, brainstorming ideas. But last week, on...

Millennial Money: Break Free of Debt Without Paying a Price

NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Samantha Ealy graduated with a bachelor's degree and $70,000 in debt. She worked multiple jobs to pay off student loans, a...

As Hurricane Season Nears, Small Businesses Should Prepare

NEW YORK (AP) — With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season approaching next month, small business owners can expect to hear admonishments from...

Small Business Week Supports Current and Aspiring Small Business Owners

  NEW ORLEANS - According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and...

Accepted! How to Decipher Your College Aid

NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - With college acceptances in hand, now comes the hard part: understanding your financial aid offers. These letters are notorious for being...

Inaugural INNO Conference Gives Startups a Chance to Share their Ideas

NEW ORLEANS - During INNO’s Hackathon competition, which began on Monday morning, teams comprised of bright minds from around the country were given 24-hours to...

University of Holy Cross & LCMC Health Team Up to Launch New High-Demand Physician Assistant Program

NEW ORLEANS –The University of Holy Cross and LCMC Health, one of Louisiana’s largest healthcare providers, announced today a major partnership to launch a...

Income Can Peak Before You're Ready

  NEW YORK (NerdWallet) - Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at...

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