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  • Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks

    March 26, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers who want to scale back Louisiana's business tax breaks don't appear to have public support on their side. A poll released Thursday from LSU's Public Policy Research Lab says 72 percent of respondents support cutting taxes on business to attract them to the state. And 55... more »
  • Locals stock up for St. Patrick's Day parade check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bars and businesses are stocking up on beer and beads for the parade on Saturday. Bars like Ivar's along the route say they've been making additional changes for the parade since Halloween to make more room for customers during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. ... more »
  • Jeff Kleinpeter announces retirement from family dairy company

    March 11, 2015 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jeff Kleinpeter announced his retirement from the dairy company his family founded. Kleinpeter said in a news release he wanted to focus his attention on "some of the things I used to do and love." He made the decision after taking a sabbatical from his position... more »
  • Another tax preparer arrested for tax fraud

    February 27, 2015 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Harvey woman is accused of falsifying information on her own tax return and those of clients of her tax preparation business. State revenue officials, in a news release Thursday, said Lisa Adams allegedly submitted state tax returns for Omega Tax Services clients containing false business losses.... more »
  • Other businesses not worried about Walmart pay boost check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses in the Baton Rouge area said they didn't feel pressured by the decision from the world's largest retailer to raise pay for its lowest-paid workers. Walmart said they will raise their lowest-paid positions to $10 an hour in order to attract and retain more workers.... more »
  • Napoleonville business falls victim to ransomware attack

    February 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish reported that a large business in the parish fell victim to a cyberattack by ransomware over the weekend. The company told investigators they applied a software update to company hardware last Thursday, but did not notice any change in the updated software... more »
  • RadioShack files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

    February 5, 2015 4:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores. The Fort Worth, Texas company has suffered from years of losses. RadioShack Corp. introduced the first mass-market personal computer and used to be the go-to stop for... more »
  • Baton Rouge gets tough on 'litter sign' offenders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City officials are coming down on individuals, businesses and organizations who place signs where they don't belong in Baton Rouge. According to the Department of Public Works, any signs that are in the public right of way or on utility poles are illegal and those who... more »
  • Perkins widening plan concerning for some check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 17, 2014 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A first-hand look at an effort to widen Perkins Road from Siegen to Highland has some concerned about the construction plan. The project has been in the works for 10 years and Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Development along with city-parish government presented its plan... more »
  • Cheap gas good for businesses, not for La. budget

    December 16, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For consumers and business owners falling gas prices mean more money in the bank, but the state's budget could take a hit. Local businesses like Billy Heroman's Flowers are benefiting from cheap gas prices. The florists deliver around 200 bouquets each day around Christmas using 35... more »
  • BR man accused of 14 business burglaries

    December 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities said a Baton Rouge man caught in Mississippi is being accused of multiple business burglaries around St. Tammany Parish. Investigators arrested Gary Howes, 54, early Wednesday in Tallulah, Miss. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office 14 stores around Mandeville, Slidell, and unincorporated parts... more »
  • Local business takes advantage of Cyber Monday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the day many people hit the internet and punch in their credit card numbers to get the best online deals. Millions of people across the country are making their way to the Internet for Cyber Monday but some local businesses are also taking advantage of... more »
  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    November 26, 2014 2:31 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities. That's disappointing executives who might have stepped up to defend the policies in face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying by high-tech businesses failed to persuade the administration to make... more »
  • Four businesses honored with Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award

    October 14, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four businesses were honored with the 2014 Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business Tuesday night. SRS Wealth Management Group, Bozeman Distributors, LWCC/Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation, and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center were presented with the honor at the Better Business Bureau event, Torch Awards... more »
  • Livingston Parish fire company to deal with underground fires

    October 9, 2014 11:07 PM

    HOLDEN- Ferrara Fire Apparatus has been hired to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill in Shreveport. The Department of Environmental Quality announced the deal Thursday. The DEQ forced the landfill to cease operations after the owner failed to make plans about how to deal with subterranean... more »
  • Sticker shock: The price of an LSU loss check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 6, 2014 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season. Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss. "Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
  • Video: store owner tied up, robbed at gunpoint check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convenience store owner says he was frightened for his life after a man threatened to shoot him, tied him up and took off with several thousand dollars. Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, video surveillance shows a man walking into the Country Corner store on Perkins Road in... more »
  • Local businesses get boost from LSU's 3D printer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new 3D printer may give an edge to budding businesses on LSU's south campus. The Louisiana Business and Technology Center in LSU's Innovation Park serves as an incubator for entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you can dream it up and build it on a computer... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Clinton, Bush launching new scholars program

    September 8, 2014 3:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the Newseum to announce the... more »
  • Baton Rouge business owner admits dumping waste

    September 4, 2014 3:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man who owns a Baton Rouge business has admitted to dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the city-parish sewer system between 2009 and 2012 and lying to a grand jury about it. 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies faces up to 13 years in prison, along with substantial... more »
  • New business site gets certification in Walker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2014 3:39 PM

    WALKER - For the first time ever in Livingston Parish, a tract of land has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development certified-sites program. The 93-acre site in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park just off Florida Boulevard in Walker is the twentieth certified site in the Capital Region, according... more »
  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    August 22, 2014 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about their customers. The department on Friday warned businesses of all sizes they should scan their cash... more »
  • Business groups to Jindal: Don't scrap Common Core

    June 13, 2014 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A coalition of Louisiana business and civic groups are calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to keep the Common Core education standards in Louisiana schools. The groups - which include many of the state's chambers of commerce - noted in a letter Friday that state lawmakers and education... more »
  • House votes to make business tax break permanent

    June 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to make permanent a generous tax break that makes buying new equipment and improving property easier for small businesses. The tax break would allow business owners to write off such investments more quickly. It expired at the beginning of the year, along with more... more »
  • Louisiana companies gain, lose on Fortune 500 list

    June 4, 2014 12:49 PM

    MONROE- The Fortune 500 company based here, one of only two in Louisiana, dropped in the rankings when the 2014 list was released. CenturyLink fell from 150th to 158th. Its revenue was in the ball park of $18 billion. But, New Orleans' Entergy Corp. grew in the rankings.... more »
  • Cane's: We didn't hide downtown icon

    May 21, 2014 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Ahead of the highly-anticipated opening of a new downtown fast food chain, a restaurant group is distancing itself from a move to hide an icon on the roof of its new location. The historic Coca-Cola sign was abruptly covered Thursday, a representative with Raising Cane's said. "The... more »
  • Traffic trouble concerns WBR businesses check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2014 6:18 PM

    ADDIS - Traffic pains in West Baton Rouge, leave businesses and commuters looking for help. The West Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce met with the Capitol Area Planning Commission to ask for help with congestion on Hwy 1 near I-10. "It should be higher than 'priority c'... more »
  • Donaldsonville to get 11 percent sales tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2014 6:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Shoppers can expect to pay more starting in April as part of an agreement made between the city and Ascension Parish ten years ago. When Donaldsonville and Ascension agreed to annex a portion of the parish's land to the city in 2004, it came with an agreement to... more »
  • O'Neal Lane is back in business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses on O'Neal Lane celebrated the end of a four-year construction project. Work on O'Neal Lane has kept customers out of the area's businesses for years, forcing some companies to close their doors. The project was supposed to wrap up almost two years ago. Organizers with... more »
  • Health law's employer requirement will phase in

    February 10, 2014 3:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is giving another delay to business groups concerned about the health care law's requirement that larger firms cover their workers. The Treasury Department announced Monday that companies with 50 to 99 employees have an additional year to comply with the coverage mandate, until January... more »
  • Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

    November 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion. ... more »
  • Front page news: tabloid publishes mugshots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man turned mugshots into a business with his new magazine called Parish Heat . The tabloid hit news stands last week and has already created a buzz. "I would buy [it] because I want to know it could be my child's bus driver. There's... more »
  • LSU reactivates Small Business Development Center

    September 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university. Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
  • Waguespack named president of LABI

    September 6, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Stephen Waguespack has been named as the next president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). LABI is the state's largest and most influential business group. Waguespack will follow outgoing president Dan Juneau who has run the organization since 1989. Juneau announced... more »
  • Editors: La. most corrupt state

    September 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is the most corrupt state, according to Business Insider an information website catered to business and technology. The site analyzed the number of convictions for public corruption. Louisiana was the worst. Follow the Bayou State: North and South Dakota ( numbers two and three, respectively)... more »
  • BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

    August 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    TORONTO - BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. The company says that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" to enhance the company's value and boost adoption of its BlackBerry 10... more »
  • Using new social media to expand your business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue-Rangel talked on News 2 at 4 today about how you can utilize social media to expand your business. She specifically highlighted the differences between Vine and Instagram, and how to use them effectively. more »
  • Baton Rouge businesses hiring more workers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 5, 2013 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's jobs report reported stronger-than-predicted gains in the economy, something which workers say is being reflected in Baton Rouge. Melissa McLain is learning the ropes from one of her new bosses at a Baton Rouge party supply store. She just started a few weeks ago. ... more »
  • Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

    July 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage. In an announcement late Tuesday from the Treasury Department, the administration said it has heard requests from business groups for additional time to... more »
  • Higher fees put on hold for fireworks sellers

    June 20, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge allowed an out-of-state fireworks retailer today to avoid paying a higher permit fee to do business in Louisiana so they wouldn't miss the summer fireworks season. Judge Wilson Fields issued a preliminary injunction to allow C & A Pyro to buy the... more »
  • Popular religious store to close for good Saturday

    April 30, 2013 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A popular spot for faithful to buy books and other religious materials is closing. The Bible and Book Store can't beat the competition created by the Internet and other new technology. Owners of the store on Government Street said the economy also took a toll on business.... more »
  • The Advocate sold to businessman John Georges

    April 30, 2013 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Advocate, the city's daily newspaper, posted on its website Tuesday night, it had been sold to John Georges. "The Advocate, which dates back 171 years and serves readers from Lafayette to New Orleans, is one of the few newspapers in the United States whose print circulation... more »
  • Coca-Cola to cut 750 jobs in US

    March 21, 2013 9:28 AM

    NEW YORK - Coca-Cola says it's cutting 750 jobs in the U.S. as it continues to streamline its business. The world's biggest beverage maker says the jobs cuts will be across the board and that affected individuals will be notified in coming weeks. The cuts represent roughly 1 percent of... more »
  • NFL opening for business today

    March 12, 2013 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - A new NFL business year starts today at 4 p.m. ET and it's already generating plenty of excitement. We've been hearing about trades for days and many of them are expected to be officially announced later today. According to several reports, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to ship... more »
  • Leaders want parish to join trash pickup business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    NEW ROADS - For almost five years Progressive Waste Solutions has taken out the trash in Pointe Coupee Parish, but administrator Jim Bello is a part of a movement that wants the parish to handle the duties instead. "It's about $500,000 that we feel we can save if we... more »
  • Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

    January 22, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that the discussions to buy struggling computer maker Dell now include Microsoft as a potential investor. If Microsoft joins in a Dell buyout, CNBC and the Journal say the software maker would contribute $1 billion to $3 billion. That... more »
  • Council committee does not back street name change

    January 16, 2013 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A committee of the city's Metro Council did not support renaming a street in the southern part of town. The Zoning Committee denied renaming a stretch of GSRI Ave. There has been a push to change it to Innovation Park Drive. LSU's Business and Technology Center... more »
  • Baton Rouge expecting overflow, business from Super Bowl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge tourism officials expect hotel rooms to be at least 90 percent full when New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl next month. Visit Baton Rouge started a marketing campaign in NFL cities a few weeks ago. The focus is now centered on the remaining playoff... more »
  • Gunman shoots man, himself at St. Louis school

    January 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Police say a gunman walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was shot in... more »
  • Water threatens popular Livingston restaurant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2013 10:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Water is threatening the livelihood of residents and business owners in Livingston Parish. Val's Marina, a well-known restaurant, was flooded out during Hurricane Isaac. After a week of rain, water is inching closer and closer to their doorstep. WBRZ's Rosa Flores does a walk-through of the... more »
  • Conn. grants $500K for lost business in Newtown

    January 8, 2013 12:41 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state of Connecticut is giving $500,000 to businesses in Newtown that say they lost money because of the fallout from the school shooting there last month. The grant will help businesses that were hurt by road closings and entrances blocked by traffic, parked vehicles and crowds... more »
  • Obama tax plan no small deal to small businesses

    December 10, 2012 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional budget experts say President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on top earners will have only a small impact on the economy. Don't tell that to the 940,000 small business owners who will pay more. All together, they will account for more than half the $1.3 trillion... more »
  • GSRI could get name change check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Innovation Park Drive is the name businesses leaders want on their letterhead, instead of GSRI Avenue. The name change would affect the road west of Gardere Lane where many technology companies reside, including the Louisiana Business & Technology Center. The LBTC want to expand it's hold on... more »
  • Oscar maker plans layoffs in Chicago

    December 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago company that makes the familiar gold-plated Oscar statues is laying off almost 100 employees. R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. said this week in a notice to the Illinois Department of Commerce that it will lay off 95 workers on Dec. 17. The notice says the layoffs... more »
  • Obama addresses CEOs, Native American leaders

    December 5, 2012 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama speaks to business leaders Wednesday morning amid the debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. Obama also plans to answer questions from members of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. The group has been urging... more »
  • Coupon site Bigtip.com shocking local businesses check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2012 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A coupon site may be taking your money and creating problems for local business owners. Bigtip.com is a national coupon site based out of Seattle, Wash. They charge people a subscription fee to receive coupons for local restaurants and stores in Baton Rouge, including Mellow Mushroom,... more »
  • Romney claims Obama doesn't understand business

    November 1, 2012 10:22 AM

    ROANOKE, Va. - Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about how business works. The Republican presidential nominee also is taking aim at Obama for suggesting the creation of a secretary of business. Romney says "we don't need a secretary of business to understand business. We need... more »
  • Obama: I've cut taxes for small business 18 times

    September 10, 2012 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broadcast Monday on WPYO-FM in Orlando, Fla., the president says the Small Business Administration has expanded its lending capacity and lowered fees during the recent recession.... more »
  • Many not taking Isaac's approach lightly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:48 PM

    CENTRAL - While forecasters are still uncertain about exactly where Tropical Storm Isaac will hit, some people around East Baton Rouge Parish aren't taking any chances. Several different tree service companies in the Baton Rouge area say business is picking up. Dale Small with Arbor Vision Tree Experts says... more »
  • Magazine praises La. business climate

    July 23, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Business Facilities magazine has raised its ranking for Louisiana as a place to do business. The trade publication placed the state fifth in its top 10 list. A year ago, Louisiana was ranked seventh. The ranking represents measures of the state's climate for investment... more »
  • Building boom in downtown Baton Rouge continues

    July 20, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect more businesses to pop up in downtown Baton Rouge. Plans are in the work to develop the area even more in the near future. News 2's Olivia LaBorde is speaking with developers. Watch her report tonight for more information on what's next for downtown Baton... more »
  • Sorrento's mayor missing in action check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2012 5:59 PM

    SORRENTO - Mayor Wilson Longanecker, Jr., who won his seat by one vote, has not stepped foot in his office for 145 days. His extended leave began in February when he took a medical absence citing a foot surgery, but since then hasn't returned any phone calls, text messages... more »
  • Small biz: questions, waiting after health ruling

    June 28, 2012 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK - A big worry for small businesses who were against the Obama administration's health care law was that it would increase their costs. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld it, some small companies could opt to go a route that will save them thousands of dollars... more »
  • Business robbery/shooting leaves employee dead in Baton Rouge

    June 19, 2012 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city's latest murder happened Tuesday night on Plank Road at a tire shop. This is just north of Airline Highway. Police say someone tried to rob the business just after 7 p.m., then shot and killed a 21-year-old employee. Officers are not releasing the victim's name... more »
  • Entrepreneurs gaining attention in BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Entrepreneurs in the Baton Rouge area are getting their business pitches out to more possible investors thanks to an organization called SeNSE. The group started Pitch Night forums three years ago, and more than 35 hopeful business owners have taken advantage of the chance to share their... more »
  • Legislature passes document privacy bill

    May 14, 2012 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Economic Development will be able to continue shielding records from public view, if the documents are involved in active negotiations to attract or keep companies to Louisiana. House Bill 208 by Rep. Erich Ponti, R-Baton Rouge, to extend the public records exemption indefinitely received... more »
  • Obama signs small business legislation

    April 5, 2012 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups to raise capital. Obama says it's a "potential game-changer" for American entrepreneurs hoping to build and sell the next big thing. The legislation had bipartisan support, with backers saying it would... more »
  • La. ranks 13th in growth of women-owned businesses Play Video

    March 30, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Census data shows women in Louisiana made gains when it comes to owning businesses. The data showed the number of women-owned businesses increased 60.9 percent since 1997. That puts it 13th in the nation for that type of growth. More than 100,000 businesses... more »
  • Walker chips in for business program

    March 18, 2012 10:09 AM

    WALKER - The Walker Board of Aldermen has agreed to renew the city's $10,000 annual contribution to a program aimed at bringing new business to Livingston Parish. Reports say the board voted 3-1 this past week to approve the funding for the Livingston Economic Development Council's promotional program called Livingston... more »
  • LSU's new business complex holds ribbon-cutting today

    March 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for its new home, the Business Education Complex. The event started at 10:30 in the courtyard of the new facility. Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, served as the event's... more »
  • Long-delayed plant to open in Hammond

    February 29, 2012 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A long-delayed manufacturing operation in Hammond is scheduled to begin operating late this year. According to the Advocate, Intralox chief executive Lawrence Oertling told a state board Tuesday that the plastic conveyor belt manufacturer plans to open during the fourth quarter. The Louisiana Commerce and Industry Board agreed... more »
  • New bridge bringing new life to New Roads

    February 24, 2012 9:44 PM

    POINTE COUPEE- People in New Roads say they're seeing more traffic, more business and more interest since the Audubon Bridge opened nine months ago. The crossing connects Pointe Coupee Parish and West Feliciana Parish, where a ferry once was the only way across the Mississippi River there. Even... more »
  • Geithner: Obama seeks 28 percent corp. tax rate

    February 22, 2012 11:06 AM

    WASHINGTON- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the current business tax system is bad for business and for job creation and says a plan by President Barack Obama to reduce corporate tax rates would make the tax system more globally competitive. The Obama administration is proposing to lower the corporate tax... more »
  • China faces conflict of law, business in iPad dispute

    February 17, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese officials face a choice in Apple's dispute with a local company over the iPad trademark - side with a struggling entity that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created thousands of jobs in China. Experts say that means Beijing's political... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym delay explained

    February 16, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Internal business issues appear to be the main reason for the opening delay of Powerhouse Gym on Sherwood Forrest according to the owner. The gym was scheduled to open several weeks ago. Some customers are frustrated with the delay. News2's Rob Krieger talked with the... more »
  • Owners of Hammond personal care business indicted in Medicaid fraud scheme

    February 14, 2012 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge grand jury has returned indictments against the owners of a Hammond personal care business for their role in operating a criminal enterprise designed to siphon dollars from the Louisiana Medicaid Program. Several of the owners family members were also charged for their involvement in... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana consequences now include liquor license suspensions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fines and arrests are not the only thing on tap for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana in Louisiana anymore. The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is getting involved in the crackdown on the illegal products by throwing in a new consequence that includes suspending liquor and... more »
  • Gov. Jindal proposes new business tax breaks

    February 2, 2012 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to expand business incentive programs in a bid to attract new industry and corporate headquarters to Louisiana. Among the proposals are a rewriting of the corporate tax laws, expansion of a local property tax exemption program, a new incentive for... more »
  • Lawn maintenance crews, nurseries booming check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2012 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Velton Ross says his lawn service normally has a lull for about three weeks during the winter. The mild weather conditions prevented that from happening this year. Ross says that is good financially and good for his physical condition. He says he has not gained weight... more »
  • Livington business cashes in on BCS fever

    January 9, 2012 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON- BCS Championship fever is paying off for businesses all over Louisiana. Wayne's BBQ in Livingston is definitely cashing in. Reece Key tells News 2 he brought the whole family down to Wayne's on game day for some of their famous ribs and a little football. He... more »
  • La. couple arrested in Texas theft

    December 28, 2011 8:16 AM

    OAKDALE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple faces a theft charge in Texas. Louisiana State Police detectives arrested 38-year-old Daniel Orr of Elizabeth and 36-year-old Candice Orr of Oakdale after an investigation into an alleged theft of $200,000 from a Texas business. Detectives assisted the Houston Police Department with... more »

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