Stephen Materne and his wife Gayle got turned onto Vespa motor scooters during a family trip to Rome nearly two decades ago.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Wireless speeds in Louisiana overall and New Orleans both lag national averages, according to a new report, while Baton Rouge is in the middle of the pack.
New Orleans will host the next Vanguard Conference, with its class of 2018 Vanguards convening in the city Sept. 12-15.
Friday, July 20, 2018
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation announced three innovation grant awards to New Orleans organizations with ideas to more effectively address or solve a public health issue.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A local government watchdog group is urging officials to take a more critical look at a request for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of public subsidies for a proposed high-rise hotel adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Revenues at New Orleans gambling halls rose by 6.9 percent in June from the year before, an increase that outperformed the growth of Louisiana’s overall gambling market.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Ballard Brands in Covington has purchased along with partners the Garces Group of Philadelphia, a restaurant and catering company with several Latin-American concepts that could make their way to Louisiana.
Sasol will begin testing several systems and machinery over the next few months in advance of a startup of its $11.13 billion Lake Charles chemicals project in southwest Louisiana.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hancock Whitney Corp. posted net income of $71.2 million, or 82 cents per share, in the second quarter, up from $52.3 million, or 60 cents per share, a year ago.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Gallo Mechanical, a New Orleans-based business that provides plumbing and HVAC services to commercial businesses across the Gulf Coast, has purchased an office building on Exchequer Drive and will move its Baton Rouge offices there.
Despite seeing its losses more than double over the last fiscal year, GB Sciences is pushing forward with phase two of its medical marijuana growing operation in Baton Rouge and has landed another $3.8 million in funding from its Louisiana investo…
Monday, July 16, 2018
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a five-year, $42 million primary base grant to support the operation of the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, the university said Monday.
Baton Rouge-based Bernhard Energy Solutions appointed Ed Tinsley as its new chief executive officer, the firm announced Monday, replacing retiring Steve Nathanson.
Offshore service vessel company Tidewater said Monday that it will acquire smaller rival GulfMark Offshore in an all-stock deal that will create a $1.25 billion combined company and enable Tidewater to expand its position in the North Sea.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
The oil price collapse four years ago that sent operators into bankruptcy and the state into a prolonged recession left Louisiana with another problem: nearly 2,000 new “orphan” oil and gas wells that pose the risk of a slow-moving environmental c…
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The former longtime attorney for First NBC Bank has agreed to repay roughly $30 million in defaulted loans that he took from the failed New Orleans bank, court records show.
Friday, July 13, 2018
The Trump administration’s tough line on trade has caused the cost of some building materials to rise by as much as 20 percent, but local construction officials have said that’s not having any impact on any proposed developments.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The City Council signed off Thursday on a routine $640 million financing plan for Entergy New Orleans, after members had for weeks refused to give the utility the OK to incur debt as it has for years.
A Trump administration move to freeze billions in payments under the Affordable Care Act puts more than $41 million owed to Louisiana’s largest health insurer on hold, creating uncertainty in the market just as rates people will pay in 2019 are be…
Federal regulators plan to auction about 78 million acres of offshore oil and gas leases in the western, central and eastern Gulf of Mexico next month.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
In May, David Urquhart was ecstatic when it finally came time to take delivery of his new Model 3, advertised as Tesla’s first mass-market electric car.
A Miami-based private equity firm has bought ASAP Industries Manufacturing Inc., a Houma firm that builds products used in oil and gas production.
CME Group and Cheniere Energy Inc. have reached an agreement to develop an LNG futures contract with physical delivery to Cheniere's Sabine Pass terminal in southwest Louisiana.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards has selected Tampa Shipyard for design and construction if the company lands a contract for up to three heavy polar icebreakers and three medium-sized breakers that are being considered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Amazon.com has applied for a permit to build a 21,306-square-foot distribution center for small packages just off Airline Highway and Interstate 12, near Costco, in Baton Rouge.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
The Pelican State Portfolio, a group of Louisiana stocks tracked by The Advocate, continued to lag behind the quarterly performance of the broader market.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Last spring, Louisiana officials unveiled a major foreign investment project in the state: A $1.12 billion manufacturing complex by Chinese chemical giant Wanhua. That project's now caught in the middle of a trade war between the U.S. and China an…
Galatoire’s Bistro in Baton Rouge has closed and will be replaced by another restaurant group that bought out its lease and plans to redevelop the building into an upscale, casual restaurant and bar.
Among the many headaches facing officials at New Orleans' water utility is an eye-popping number of customers who are listed as late on their bills, with delinquencies totaling at least $13.5 million.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
A Louisiana soybean farmer is bracing for a $150,000 hit annually from China's expected retaliation against U.S. tariffs set to go into effect Friday on $34 billion in Chinese goods.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The general contractor on Shintech’s $1.4 billion ethylene plant project in Plaquemine canceled two contracts with CB&I, citing hundreds of millions in cost overruns, according to financial and employment filings from the two companies.
During the waning weeks of the regular legislative session, a bill sought by owners of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino ran into headwinds in the state Senate over growing concerns that it favored Harrah’s at the expense of state taxpayers.