National retail organizations are projecting consumers will spend 3.6 percent to 4 percent more this holiday shopping season than in 2016, and activity at Louisiana stores should be even better than that.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 915. Louisiana gained four to 62 for the week and is up 10 from a year ago.
Louisiana's nonfarm employment rose 9,200 jobs to 1,992,000 in October, an increase of 0.5 percent from a year ago, with gains in seven of 11 economic sectors, led by construction.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A new initiative designed to connect high-growth startups with local health care stakeholders kicked off Thursday in an effort aimed at solving critical health issues such as diabetes.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
What would bankruptcy for the Bi-Lo grocery chain mean for the stores under its umbrella? That's not entirely clear, which is the real issue for the 50,000 jobs it could affect.
Conrad Industries Inc., a Morgan City-based boat and barge builder, reported a third-quarter loss of $193,000, or 4 cents per share, compared to $4.7 million, or 92 cents per share, a year ago.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Baton Rouge-based Secure Shredding and Recycling and Absolute Document Destruction have completed a merger, combining resources to provide customers more trucks and additional efficiencies, service and long-term savings, officials said.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Women in Louisiana face many obstacles, the most glaring being the largest pay gaps in the country, the state's first lady, Donna Edwards, said Tuesday.
The Urban League of Louisiana and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans have partnered with Hancock Whitney Bank to provide financial education sessions to help create more minority home ownership opportunities.
Monday, November 13, 2017
One of the world's biggest technology companies will open a New Orleans office early next year that will eventually employ 2,000 people, officials said Monday, calling it the single largest jobs announcement in the city's history.
A newly formed firm that has acquired parts of the Hewlett-Packard technology company will open a New Orleans hub and provide about 2,000 new tech jobs, according to a source with knowledge of the announcement.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
After waiting several months for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to gain a quorum, a handful of Louisiana pipeline projects, including three related to proposed natural gas export facilities, are expected to easily win approval.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
A generous federal tax credit that developers say has had a catalytic effect on the commercial redevelopment of historic buildings, particularly in downtown New Orleans, could be on the chopping block under the broad tax-overhaul plan that House R…
The recipe that culminated in the collapse of First NBC Bank this spring had many of the same ingredients present in other large bank failures: years of rapid growth, driven by a controlling chief executive who had grandiose dreams, nearly unfette…
Friday, November 10, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine this week to 907. Louisiana's tally was unchanged for the week at 58, but up from 48 a year ago.
Thousands of West Bank residents were without power late Thursday night and most of Friday after an allegedly drunk driver ran a stop sign in Westwego, plowed through a fence and hit an Entergy substation, police said.
The newest bid to redevelop New Orleans' vacant Charity Hospital building got underway Friday as a panel of visiting national experts made some initial recommendations on how to decide on the future use of the abandoned landmark.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Fresh off a deal to acquire the Public Belt Railroad, the head of the Port of New Orleans on Thursday stressed the need for the region's trade-reliant sectors to work together rather than against each other to land new business.
Walmart and a local real estate company are teaming up to open up the New Orleans-area's first drive-thru grocery pickup station by the end of the year, according to a report from WWL-TV.
Iberia Capital Partners, an energy-focused unit of Lafayette-based IberiaBank Corp., is closing its trading and equity research operations in New Orleans, while retaining its brokerage operations.
Three entrepreneurs working to increase access to quality education in New Orleans were awarded $10,500 in total funding from a PitchNOLA: Education competition.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
American Ethane Co., an international exporter of liquid ethane, is expected to enter into a $26 billion contract with the Nanshan Group in China at a signing ceremony in Beijing on Thursday to be witnessed by President Donald Trump and Chinese Pr…
New Orleans digital health company RDnote has won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2017 BioChallenge business pitch competition for Louisiana life science startups.
Giving citizens access to databases covering everything from police-involved shootings to blight remediation can help cities work more efficiently by boosting public trust and allowing people to point out where mistakes are happening, a Louisiana …
Budget carrier Spirit Airlines plans to offer nonstop seasonal service between New Orleans and Columbus, Ohio, beginning in March.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni and Council Chairman Chris Roberts — often political foes — teamed up Tuesday to deliver a "state of the parish" presentation to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.
The devastating flooding in south Louisiana in 2016 and recently in Houston from Hurricane Harvey shows that the idea that engineering can transform where people can live “has come back to really bite us," a New Orleans official said Tuesday.
The owners of Diamond Green Diesel are evaluating an expansion that would double the capacity of its Norco refinery to 550 million gallons of renewable diesel fuel per year.
Target will close its Slidell location on Feb. 3, a spokeswoman for the retailer confirmed Tuesday, saying that every store's performance is evaluated annually and decisions to close stores typically stem from seeing several years of decreasing pr…
A new marine transportation company in partnership with New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine will transport liquefied natural gas as a fuel source to ports in Florida and the Caribbean under a long-term deal with Shell Trading, a uni…
Monday, November 06, 2017
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans has begun a major revamp, with a new leader who started last week and a series of renovations that will virtually remake the hospital’s campus over the next few years.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
With the Central Business District and Warehouse District bulging with new condominiums, the condo action was probably bound to push into New Orleans' downriver neighborhoods sooner or later. Now, it's happening.
In past decades, Metairie's Fat City and the roughly one-mile stretch of Jefferson Highway between Deckbar Avenue and the Orleans Parish line were centers of Jefferson Parish's commercial vitality. Shops, restaurants and other businesses helped to…
Saturday, November 04, 2017
It's not exactly a return to the golden age of river boats, with visions of a young Mark Twain piloting a steamboat along the mighty Mississippi River.
Friday, November 03, 2017
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 11 this week to 898. Louisiana shed four rigs to 58, which is 10 higher than a year ago.