Sunday, September 24, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
IBM, which promised to create 800 jobs in Baton Rouge by 2017 in exchange for state incentives, has cut a deal for a two-year extension to reach that goal and says it will create a new customer contact center in the city with several hundred addit…
Five of the state's nine metro areas added jobs for the 12 months ending in August, with the Baton Rouge area tacking on 8,000 nonfarm jobs and the New Orleans area 1,600.
Southern University picked Advanced Biomedics of Lafayette and its guaranteed $6 million in payments to operate the school's medical marijuana business.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A new report measuring the value of economic activity in U.S. metro areas found that two Louisiana cities saw the biggest percentage increases in the country during 2016 and two others were among the largest decreases.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
The mayor or Port Arthur, Texas, has abandoned a plan to use barges to temporarily house 600 flood victims, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage based in Chicago, has acquired the assets of Benefit Advisory Group LLC, a specialist in employee benefits with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
More than a half-century after Congress authorized building a replacement for the Industrial Canal's navigation lock, optimism is rising among some maritime industry officials that the nearly $1 billion project is about to happen.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
The two nonprofits that help Louisiana consumers enroll in Obamacare health plans have had 80 percent of the $1.7 million in funding they receive slashed by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
Repairs and equipment issues forced Nucor Corp. to halt production at its Convent plant in late July, and the steelmaker said operations at the Louisiana facility won't resume until early October.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Fifteen area grant recipients are among 27 in Louisiana that will divide $4.7 million in federal Health Resources and Services Administration funds to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.
Baton Rouge-based Prime Occupational Medicine doubled in size over the past five years to eight clinics and about 200 employees, and expects to do so again with plans to expand to New Orleans and Texas.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Produce Safety Alliance Growers' Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Southern University Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive, in Baton Rouge. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Louisiana ranks No. 5 for the second consecutive year in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business survey released Tuesday.
Louisiana’s lawsuit climate was ranked as the worst in the country in a survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Entergy Louisiana and Cleco are teaming up to build a $113 million, 36-mile transmission line that can withstand hurricane-force winds and will improve service reliability for customers in southeast Louisiana.
Some consumers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles are running into delays in securing a rental vehicle, as companies scramble to meet the demand unleashed by Hurricane Harvey's flooding.
Monday, September 04, 2017
The billions of dollars in flood damage Hurricane Harvey wrought in Texas puts pressure on a debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program that is fast approaching a deadline for a congressional overhaul — or at least a temporary reauthorization.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
The acceleration in gasoline prices in the aftermath Hurricane Harvey should ease as refineries in Texas restart production, but the process is slow.
A lingering raw materials shortage triggered by Hurricane Harvey has the potential to temporarily halt production at some of Louisiana's chemical plants if it lasts long enough, experts said Friday, while another downplayed the likelihood.
The Halal Guys, a chain that got its start in the 1990s as a food cart in New York City, plans to open a restaurant serving chicken and gyro combo platters near LSU.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The operator of a major gasoline pipeline expects to resume carrying fuel in the Houston area by Sunday, potentially avoiding a lengthy shutdown that would intensify gasoline shortages and prices.
A subsidiary of Baton Rouge-based home health company Amedisys Inc. will acquire Intercity Home Care, a personal care provider with headquarters in Malden, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The largest refinery in the country has cut output by nearly half as refinery outages and port closures spread Tuesday from the pummeling Tropical Storm Harvey continued to unleash on the Texas and Louisiana coasts.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The devastating flooding Hurricane Harvey is causing in Houston and southwest Louisiana is all too familiar for many south Louisiana businesses. So they’re applying the lessons they learned during Hurricane Katrina and last summer’s Baton Rouge-ar…
Sunday, August 27, 2017
The story of how a tiny New Orleans medical equipment business made its way to Baton Rouge to become one of the world's largest makers of pouches that hold heart-monitoring equipment starts with a cookie company.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Texas-based HZ LM Casual Foods has acquired the seven Louisiana locations of la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe, along with 19 locations in Houston and Austin, Texas.
The parent company of Lafayette-based Home Bank will acquire the parent of St. Martinville-based St. Martin Bank & Trust Co. in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $96.1 million.