A new program will help Louisiana veterans make a smoother transition from military and National Guard service to entrepreneurship.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Discipline, commitment to service, maturity and leadership honed under often challenging circumstances and an ability to adapt quickly, not to mention requisite technical skills.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
The jobs picture was mixed for Louisiana’s cities in April, with five metro areas posting year-to-year job losses and four adding jobs.
Friday, May 26, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. Louisiana was unchanged for the week, but up 16 rigs from a year ago.
Before Bayou Country Superfest came along in 2010, Memorial Day weekend was a sleepy time for the Baton Rouge tourism industry. The country music festival at Tiger Stadium changed that with its superstar headliners annually attracting more than 10…
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Lafayette-based Home BanK N.A. has extended the contracts of President and Chief Executive Officer John W. Bordelon to June 22, 2020, and four other top executives until June 22, 2019.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEW YORK — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement with 47 states, including Louisiana, and the District of Columbia over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013.
A 1.5-acre site near the Long Farm Village traditional neighborhood development has been sold to a Lafayette-based restaurant group that plans to build Another Broken Egg and Romacelli Bistro e Vino restaurants on the property.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Chemical facilities in Geismar, Reserve and Broussard will be part of a $13.8 billion merger of Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and The Woodlands, Texas-based Huntsman Corp.
Monday, May 22, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration has tapped Louisiana political veteran Scott Angelle to head the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which regulates offshore drilling.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
A years-long fight with Mexico over illegal dumping of cheap, subsidized sugar on the U.S. market is emerging as a major issue as the United States looks to tackle a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Noranda Bauxite & Alumina will invest $35 million to expand and upgrade its alumina refinery in St. James Parish and establish its company headquarters there.
Louisiana dropped 1,300 nonfarm jobs during the 12 months ending April 30, as losses in trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality and government outweighed gains in construction and health.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Southern University Ag Center will hold a mandatory pre-bid conference Friday for potential vendors interested in becoming a cultivation and production facility operator for its medical marijuana program.
The Trump administration formally laid out plans Thursday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, potentially preserving successes in agriculture and energy sectors that are important to Louisiana while targe…
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A $2.5 million loss on a first-of-a-kind liquefied natural gas barge and the energy industry's continued slump dropped Morgan City-based Conrad Industries Inc.'s first-quarter profit to $119,000, or 2 cents per share.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Health insurers are arming consumers with a host of online tools, smartphone apps and wearables that help customers to do everything from pricing medical procedures and making digital doctor's visits to eating healthy and preventing diabetes.
Friday, May 12, 2017
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 885. Louisiana was unchanged at 62 rigs, but is up 22 from a year ago.
A new China-U.S. trade deal lets Chinese companies import more liquefied natural gas from the United States, which could provide a boost to Louisiana's LNG export facilities.
Hampered by a global slowdown in oil-drilling activity and a prolonged slump in oil prices, New Orleans-based Tidewater Inc. said Friday it will file a prepackaged bankruptcy plan that wipes out $1.6 billion in debt.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Waitr celebrated the company’s expansion and acceleration through the Opportunity Machine program with a ribbon cutting and community open house on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Waitr, the fast-growing food delivery app service, has expanded its presence in Lafayette, graduating from a local business incubator to an 8,600-square-foot office on Bertrand Drive.
Southern University is getting closer to formally asking vendors to submit proposals to operate the school's medical marijuana business.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The continued slump in offshore oil and gas activity deepened Lafayette-based PHI Inc.'s first-quarter loss to $15.2 million, or 97 cents per share, from $8.9 million, or 57 cents per share, a year ago.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Much of the United States' stance on trade remains uncertain, but the Trump administration is listening and trying to figure out the complexities involved, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said Tuesday.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Stone Energy Corp. in Lafayette reported first-quarter net income of $370.7 million on oil and gas revenue of $91 million, compared with a net loss of $188.8 million on revenue of $80.2 million in the first quarter of 2016.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Lamar Advertising Corp. will never accept another ad from it, claiming the Baton Rouge-based billboard giant took grief from SeaWorld over a 2016 PETA ad calling for the release of a controversial orca.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Friday, May 05, 2017
Baton Rouge will serve as the test site for a program designed to convert hundreds of temporary FEMA workers into reservists — creating a ready-made response team prepared to tackle any future disasters in this area.
An extension has been granted until Sept. 1 for victims of the August flood who had flood insurance to file their proof-of-loss claims, which help determine how much money they receive for repairs.
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 877. Louisiana gained four rigs to 62, which is 19 more than a year ago.
Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisiana’s economic development efforts No. 10 among the 50 states for 2017.
Three Winn-Dixie stores in the New Orleans and Lafayette areas will close in June as part of the grocery chain’s plans to shutter underperforming locations.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
More than 25,000 children are expected to participate Saturday in Lemonade Day Louisiana, an annual event that trains boys and girls how to run their own business.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Lafayette-based home health firm LHC Group Inc. reported its first-quarter profit rose to $9.5 million, or 53 cents per share, from $7.7 million, or 44 cents per share, a year ago.
Covington-based Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. saw its first-quarter loss swell to $27.9 million, or 76 cents per share, from a loss of $7.5 million, or 21 cents per share, a year ago.
PetroQuest, a Lafayette-based oil and gas company, reduced its first-quarter loss to $4.9 million, or 23 cents per share, compared to $39.1 million, or $2.31 per share, a year ago.