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.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
The 2016 Louisiana sugarcane season ended with a record amount of sugar obtained per ton of cane, although the harvest was lower than the year before.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A crowd of more than 400 — thick with environmentalists, crawfishermen and oil-and-gas workers — packed into a Thursday permit hearing in Baton Rouge on a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would cut through the Atchafalaya Basin and span much of…
Albertsons stores in Louisiana are voluntarily recalling five candy products made with milk powder that may have been contaminated by salmonella. The powder is produced by Valley Milk Products LLC, and the candy is supplied by Palmer Candy Co.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Schools buses in Louisiana will get their polluting diesel engines replaced with new motors that run on cleaner burning alternative fuels as a result of the multi-billion settlement Volkswagen agreed to Wednesday for cheating on air emissions test…
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017
More grim news for malls came Friday as apparel retailer The Limited said it will close all its brick-and-mortar stores at the end of this weekend, among them five stores in Louisiana.
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to 665. Louisiana's count was up two to 50 for the week, but down nine from a year ago.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
A Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement would push an already fragile individual market over the edge, hurting tens of thousands of Louisiana residents and costing state health insurers tens of millions of dollars.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Lafayette-based home nursing firm LHC Group Inc. and LifePoint Health, which operates hospitals in smaller communities, have finalized a joint venture to operate LifePoint's home health agencies and hospices and some LHC agencies near LifePoint ho…
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Flood insurance coverage in the Baton Rouge area spiked following August's record flooding, as the region added about 11,000 policies, an increase of more than 26 percent, from July 31 to Oct. 31.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
One of two Texas communities that are in competition with south Louisiana for a giant Exxon Mobil Corp. petrochemical plant is asking the company to strike it from consideration.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Baton Rouge metro area added 10,500 nonfarm jobs for the 12 months ended November, while New Orleans added 3,800, with both metros registering strong gains in health and education services.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. — New Orleans-based Sazerac is taking the plunge into Tennessee whiskey production, continuing an expansion strategy highlighted by its purchase of Southern Comfort.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Lafayette-based IberiaBank Corp. has agreed to an early end for a dozen loss-share agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., resulting in a fourth-quarter, after-tax charge of $11.2 million, or 26 cents per share.
During the first six weeks of open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace, 84,206 Louisiana residents signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov.
Entergy customers in most of Louisiana will receive a little something extra on their January electricity bills as the utility settled a dispute over who should pay for a $140 million mistake at the Waterford 3 nuclear power plant.
WASHINGTON — The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Barack Obama's strategy to slow glo…
Plans for an $8.5 billion facility to liquefy and export natural gas were unveiled Wednesday for a site along the west bank of Plaquemines Parish, the latest sign that Louisiana's outsized industrial renaissance isn't being confined solely to the …
Monday, December 19, 2016
BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc. has acquired certain assets of Waguespack & Associates Insurance Inc., an independent insurance agency in Gonzales that handles commercial and personal lines insurance.
Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare Advantage plan with members statewide, has named Warren Murrell to its top post, the company said Monday.
Employee benefits giant Unum and its recently acquired Baton Rouge-based Starmount Life brand will launch Unum dental and vision plans in selected markets in 2017 and nationally by 2018.
Baton Rouge-based DME Express, which provides medical equipment and services to the hospice industry, has secured an undisclosed amount of equity financing from WayPoint Capital Partners, a Rye, New York-based fund.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
A ransomware attack happens quickly. A business owner or worker gets an email or a text with an innocuous subject line, like an invoice or a software update, and clicks on the link. Within minutes, a virus locks the computer and encrypts the data.…
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The “energy revolution” that President-elect Donald Trump has been promising isn’t likely to lift Louisiana’s oil and gas industry out of the doldrums on its own. Experts say only a recovery in energy prices can restore the thousands of jobs shed …
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Freeport-McMoRan has completed a previously announced sale of its deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil and gas properties to Anadarko Petroleum Corp. for $2 billion, part of a broader strategy by the Phoenix company to shed debt and concentrate on its cop…
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Stone Energy Corp. announced Wednesday it has filed for bankruptcy and is pursuing a pre-packaged organization plan.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A subsidiary of Tennessee-based AAC Holdings Inc. has leased one floor from New Orleans East Hospital for an inpatient substance abuse treatment center.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016
Houston-based Cheniere Energy Inc. has ended negotiations to acquire the remaining 19.9 percent of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC , which owns and operates the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal in Cameron Parish.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has agreed to take over management of a $27 million state-funded technology center that has struggled to cover expenses despite its central role in helping shape the city's emerging technology sector.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
The congressional district containing most of Baton Rouge ranked No. 23 nationally in high-tech manufacturing exports while the New Orleans district ranked No. 29, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a science and te…
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The state's property insurer of last resort expects to cover about 54,500 properties in 2017, less than a third of its policy count in 2008, according to the Louisiana Department of Insurance.