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  • Amazon to buy Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

    June 16, 2017 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK - Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year. more »
  • Louisiana public school funding formula moves ahead in House

    May 17, 2017 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $3.7 billion financing formula for Louisiana's public schools next year has started advancing in the House. The proposal was redrafted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education at lawmakers' request, to assist flood-impacted districts and safeguard the Vernon Parish district if it experiences student enrollment... more »
  • $1.2B in Louisiana flood recovery spending plans approved

    March 31, 2017 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved Louisiana's plan to spend $1.2 billion for flood recovery. The approval is part of the state's final action plan. HUD previously approved an original action plan in April for an initial $438 million appropriation from Congress.... more »
  • AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    January 16, 2017 9:33 PM

    DETROIT - A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of... more »
  • HUD awards Louisiana $1.2 billion in disaster recovery funds

    December 23, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Housing and Urban Development awarded Louisiana $1.2 billion to help recovery efforts after historic flooding this year. The agency awarded a total of $1.8 billion to states including Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster... more »
  • Star Wars hits billion dollar mark

    December 27, 2015 12:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that "The Force Awakens" crossed the mark over the holiday weekend. The film accomplished the feat in just 12 days. The... more »
  • For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

    August 27, 2015 5:31 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »

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