The personal information of an estimated 8,000 former members of the failed Louisiana Health Cooperative may have been compromised by a data breach at the co-op's reinsurance broker, according to the state Insurance Department.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. Louisiana edged down three rigs to 51, but is still up six over a year ago.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Federal and state governments must resolve trade and business regulation issues. For Louisiana, not doing so could see the wrong kind of exports — like chasing its oil and gas industry out of state or out of the country, an executive said Thursday.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Former LSU and St. Augustine High School star running back Leonard Fournette has signed an endorsement deal with New Orleans-based GavCam Beverages' Life10 Electrolyte Alkaline Water, the company said Tuesday.
Toshiba Corp.'s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company said it will sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up from massive losses in a nuclear business that has a corporate history linked to Baton Rouge.
Health insurer Humana is leaving the Affordable Care Act's public health insurance exchanges in Louisiana and 10 other states in 2018 as it regroups after a $34 billion merger deal with Aetna fell through Tuesday.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., one of New Orleans' largest home mortgage and small business lenders, has acquired Dallas-based CapitalSpring SBLC, which provides government-backed Small Business Administration loans to small businesses across th…
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
"Don't hang up. I have some very important information for you."
It's Heather — again. Or John, or Lisa or some other pre-recorded telemarketer with a pitch to slash the interest rate on your credit cards, mortgage or student loan, lower your utility bills or help with a computer virus.
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 741. Louisiana was at 54 rigs, up two from last week and up seven from a year ago.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
New Orleans-based Tidewater Inc.'s losses rocketed to $297.7 million, or $6.32 per common share, for the three months ending Dec. 31, amid slumping demand and rates for offshore oil and gas industry service vessels.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Nearly seven years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil spill experts are working from volumes of research toward efforts to prepare for and respond to future accidents.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Twenty-nine small businesses damaged by the August flood were awarded $147,000 in grants Monday during the fourth round of funding by the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund.
Lafayette-based ARC Group Inc., owner, operator and franchisor of Dick's Wings & Grill, plans to buy Yobe Frozen Yogurt, a self-serve yogurt franchise with 34 locations in four states, in a deal that could be worth up to $2.3 million.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
After nearly four years of development, Ferrara Fire Apparatus has developed a new firefighting system to help battle blazes at industrial facilities all over the world.
Friday, February 03, 2017
The Shrimp Basket, an Alabama-based seafood restaurant chain, will open its first Louisiana location this summer near the intersection of Perkins Road and Essen Lane.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Port Cameron LLC has signed on an international company as manager to support the planning, development and marketing of a proposed energy industry-related port facility near Lake Charles.
Associated Home Care, a subsidiary of Baton Rouge home nursing and hospice power Amedisys Inc., has completed its acquisition of Home Staff LLC, a personal care provider based in Worcester, Massachusetts, for an undisclosed price.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Triton Stone Group Brand, a national wholesaler and distributor of granite and other natural stone products, is now Louisiana-owned and will relocate its headquarters to Harahan from Mississippi.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Lafayette-based MidSouth Bancorp Inc. reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $1.4 million, compared with $1.7 million for fourth-quarter 2015.
An $800 million liquefied natural gas production and export facility is being proposed at Port Fourchon by Energy World USA.
DALLAS — Exxon Mobil posted its smallest quarterly profit in 18 years as low oil and gas prices pushed the company to write down the value of some natural gas holdings in the United States.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
A Louisiana startup believes a newly developed smart polymer will sharply reduce maintenance costs for concrete roads by adding years to the life of the sealants that prevent damage to the slabs.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Oil and gas drilling activity is set to stage a comeback this year in North America, which will include gains in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, a trade publication reported Friday.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Investar Holding Corp., the holding company for Investar Bank, reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.8 million, or 26 cents per share, compared with $1.5 million, or 20 cents per share, for the same quarter in 2015.
Dr. Donna Ryan, a world renowned obesity researcher, has been named interim executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
A Louisiana-based company continues to see a big boom in business as the official distributor of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats, according to a report.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Lafayette-based Home Bancorp Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit rose to $4.3 million, or 60 percents per share, compared with $4 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier.
Monday, January 23, 2017
BP has started up the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, 11 months ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Filing tax returns is confusing enough but will be much more complicated this year for tens of thousands of flood-stricken south Louisiana homeowners trying to account for their damaged homes and belongings, expenses and plummeting property values.
Friday, January 20, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694. Louisiana's tally was unchanged at 51 rigs, but down three from a year ago.
Louisiana lost 4,800 nonfarm jobs for the 12 months ending December, with the biggest losses in manufacturing and the oil and gas industries.
Dat Dog will open its first locations out of metro New Orleans this year, with restaurants in downtown Lafayette and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
What if you could buy flood coverage from a private insurance company, pay less money and get the same or better benefits as a policy sold through the National Flood Insurance Program?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Detel, a Louisiana-based optical fiber-based broadband business, has been acquired by Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hancock Holding Co., the Gulfport, Mississippi, holding company for Hancock and Whitney banks, posted fourth-quarter net income of $51.8 million, or 64 cents per share, compared with $15.3 million, or 19 cents per share, for the same period in 2015.
SLANT Energy, a startup exploration and production company with offices in Lafayette and Wichita Falls, Texas, has secured a $30 million equity commitment from Dallas-based Pearl Energy Investments.
Monday, January 16, 2017
AMITE CITY (AP) — Some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season, the LSU AgCenter says.