Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years, but this time the children's clothing retailer will begin winding down operations for good, affecting four affiliated stores in the New Orleans area and Lake Charles.
As the Saints prepare for their Sunday game against the Los Angeles Rams in the Superdome, fans are making their tailgating and game-watching plans. But the Louisiana atorney general is warning members of the Who Dat Nation to be vigilant against …
Thompson Pipe Group will close its Zachary manufacturing plant later this year, a move that will impact 120 workers as the region faces its third announced plant closure in a week.
Spirit Airlines will launch nonstop daily service starting May 2 between New Orleans and the Research Triangle in North Carolina.
Armed with a commitment from Slidell-area hotels to cough up an additional dollar for every occupied room night, officials with the newly branded Harbor Center are confident they soon will be operating without a deficit and actually can expand the…
Baton Rouge-based Mike Falgoust and Associates, a longtime commercial real estate firm, has partnered with New Orleans-based Max J. Derbes Inc.
Citing financial strains and the challenges of managing a New Orleans company from afar, the Los Angeles owners of local radio station WBOK-AM said Monday they will sell the station to a local buyer within the next month.
In her push to find money to improve New Orleans’ decrepit infrastructure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell is targeting a share of the $160 million in sales and hotel taxes that are collected each year to promote the tourism industry.
Olinde’s, a 133-year-old retailer, has sold all nine of its south Louisiana furniture stores to a Memphis-based business but will keep its three mattress stores in the Baton Rouge area for now.
The New Orleans City Council took the first step Thursday toward dramatically cutting back on the number of short-term rentals allowed to operate in the city, moving forward with a plan that would require the owner to live on the site of any resid…
Georgia-Pacific is shutting down a major division of its Baton Rouge-area paper mill, a move that will leave nearly 700 people without a job as the company exits the communication paper business.
New Orleans has many examples of restaurant-hotel partnerships, with well-known chefs and restaurateurs pairing with hotel brands to expand their operations.
For more than a century, the complex of bank buildings on the block bordered by St. Charles Avenue and Gravier, Common and Camp streets has been a key landmark in New Orleans' business and economic life.
Ochsner Medical Complex High Grove, a $116 million medical center featuring a multi-specialty clinic and surgical hospital, will open next week in Baton Rouge, serving as an “anchor site” for the New Orleans-based health system’s operations in the…
BP announced Tuesday it had approved a $1.3 billion expansion of its Atlantis field in the Gulf of Mexico after advanced seismic imaging revealed another 400 million barrels of oil there.
The Idea Village, a local nonprofit and business accelerator, has partnered with Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business to plan its signature event, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
H&E Equipment Services Inc. in Baton Rouge is acquiring We-Rent-It, a nonresidential construction equipment rental company with six branches in central Texas, for $100 million.
Despite headwinds like trade wars, a tight labor market and volatile commodity prices, Louisiana’s economy is poised to continue growing in 2019, representatives from a wide range of industries said Tuesday.
Following a month of internal debates and negotiations among members of the City Council, a proposal that would significantly curtail short-term rentals in New Orleans now appears to have support from a majority of the council.
Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business announced a new Entrepreneurial Hospitality program in its Stewart Center for Executive Education, which is being housed in the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute at the corner of H…
A group of New Orleans investors have reached a deal to acquire Belle Chasse-based Mississippi River Bank with plans to expand its operations into Metairie.
Shell Chemical LP has started production on the fourth alpha olefins unit at its Geismar manufacturing plant, the company said Monday.
There’s good news and bad news for anyone whose commute currently involves sitting in construction traffic on Convention Center Boulevard between Poydras and Henderson streets.
After a few years of modest gains, New Orleans officials are expecting a flat or slightly down year for the convention business in 2019.
The developer of a massive methanol production plant in St. James Parish that was announced in 2013 but not built said it is trying to partner with a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC in an effort to rekindle the project.
Rescuers managed to free a cargo ship several hours after it grounded near the mouth of the Mississippi River on Friday, blocking dozens of vessels that had already been delayed by days of fog.
The Topgolf location opening soon in Baton Rouge could be a regional draw on par with a Bass Pro or Cabela’s store that also adds to the city's list of entertainment attractions.
The New Orleans region added 12,200 jobs in November compared to the year before, the biggest increase in employment among Louisiana’s nine metro areas.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt?
Construction firms in Louisiana are planning to increase hiring in 2019, according to a new survey, as the industry remains confident about demand around the country.
The medical marijuana grown by Louisiana’s two approved producers aligned with the LSU Agricultural Center and Southern University is supposed to be tested by an independent laboratory to make sure it’s safe, but the state agriculture department s…
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle horn, towering smoke stacks and water-churning propeller.