Houston-based Sysco Corp. has acquired Doerle Food Services in Broussard, which has $250 million in annual food service distribution sales in parts of six states.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Despite the recent unusually cold temperatures, Chris Branch was shocked by his January utility bill: $208 — three or four times higher than usual.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
A state courthouse where security conditions do not fulfill legal standards versus a parish budget in such tatters that it can barely provide for basic services, including the criminal justice system that operates out of the courthouse.
Friday, February 16, 2018
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. didn't increase this week, remaining at 975 for the second week in a row. Louisiana dropped two rigs to 59, which is up from 51 a year ago.
Louisiana taxpayers who saw increased take-home pay last month from changes to the federal tax law will soon start giving a bit of that money back — to the state.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Lafayette Parish last year posted its first increase in retail sales since the oil crash of 2014, and five of the parish’s six municipalities saw significant gains as well, according to figures released Thursday by the Lafayette Economic Developme…
GB Sciences, the Las Vegas-based company handling medical marijuana operations for the LSU AgCenter, has leased a former Pepsi distribution site near Highland Road and Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
John Dan Gielen, who founded the chain of ShopRite and Tobacco Plus convenience stores that grew across Louisiana, died Wednesday at his home in Crowley after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 79.
The company licensed to produce medical marijuana in Louisiana by the LSU AgCenter has sold a 15 percent stake in the venture for $3 million to a newly formed Lafayette company to help finance its effort.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The state is pursuing the return of more than half the $1.97 million in incentives it gave much-touted video game developer Gameloft after the company fell well short of required hiring goals and closed its New Orleans office.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Friday, February 09, 2018
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 29 this week to 975. Louisiana's count gained three rigs for the week to 61 and is up seven from a year ago.
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Gonzales-based baby products company Crown Crafts reported reduced third-quarter earnings from costs associated with two business acquisitions, a customer bankruptcy and tax expenses related to the recent federal tax overhaul.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Central Louisiana electric utility Cleco plans to pay $1 billion for NRG power plants and facilities that serve nine power cooperatives throughout Louisiana and indirectly increase its customer base by nearly 320,000 households, with the bulk of t…
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as a late surge helped them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6½ years. That came at the end of a day of heavy trading and huge swings for the market.
A Morgan City company has purchased 14 Baton Rouge-area Taco Bell restaurants, a move that makes it the exclusive local operator of the fast-food Mexican chain.
Ric Kearny is retiring in March as Capital One’s Baton Rouge market president and manager of commercial banking for southwest and north central Louisiana, with David Mullens taking over those duties.
Monday, February 05, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market's gains from the start of this year and ended a period …
Arby's, with 21 locations in Louisiana, has completed its $2.4 billion deal to buy Buffalo Wild Wings, with 17 Louisiana restaurants.
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Sanders Offner has had good news for most clients calling lately with questions after noticing a higher-than-usual take-home pay. It wasn't a mistake.
The Delgado Community College Maritime and Industrial Training Center, which moved into a new $6.5 million facility in New Orleans in 2016, is seeking designation as a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence.
Worley Claims Services LLC in Hammond has acquired Audit Services Inc., an Atlanta-based claim estimate writing and review provider for the property and auto insurance markets.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Rick Haase, who helped grow New Orleans-based Latter & Blum Inc. to be among the nation's largest residential real estate firms, is stepping down next month as president of the company.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The number of jobs in four of Louisiana's nine metro areas were higher in December than 12 months earlier and the state had 9,800 more nonfarm jobs than it did a year ago.
Lafayette-based MidSouth Bancorp Inc. posted an $11.3 million fourth-quarter loss on Tuesday after taking $9.3 million in write-downs and after-tax charges.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Exxon's CEO says the oil company will invest more than $50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the U.S., including new manufacturing plants and expansion of current operations as well as more oil production.
An LSU Innovation Park company has licensed its quick-setting sculpting clay to a New Jersey company, while three new businesses are entering LSU’s 200-acre research park south of the LSU campus on Nicholson Drive.
H&E Equipment Services Inc. in Baton Rouge is paying $68.6 million to acquire Rental Inc., a nonresidential construction equipment rental company with five branches in Alabama and Florida.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
No-frills discount carrier Frontier Airlines is ending direct flights from New Orleans to Long Island MacArthur Airport in New York and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, that it debuted in October.
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 11 this week to 947. Louisiana was down three rigs to 59, which is up six above a year ago.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 20 percent of its U.S. stores within months.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Louisiana offered Amazon an incentive package worth potentially $6.56 billion over two decades in the state's underdog bid to become home to the online retail giant's 50,000-job second North American headquarters.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
More than half of U.S. hospitals are turning to telemedicine to provide clinical services in a range of settings, in some cases enabling patients to consult a physician directly from home with a few taps on their smartphone.
Friday, January 19, 2018
As they approach their fifth year of ownership of The Advocate, Dathel and John Georges today announced a new management structure that adds a seasoned Louisiana newspaper executive to help guide the growth of the state’s largest news organization.