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  • CATS approves $150K bid to purchase used buses check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capitol Area Transit System wants to spend $150,000 on 10 used buses they're hoping to purchase from an auction in Virginia. The buses are being retired and are are well worn, each having around 350,000 miles. But board members say that's better than what they... more »
  • US home sales rose 1.3 percent in April

    May 22, 2014 9:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sales of existing U.S. homes rebounded slightly in April, but the pace of buying remained below last year's level. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 1.3 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million. Purchases of homes over the past 12... more »
  • Pinnacle's plan to buy Ameristar OK by La.

    July 18, 2013 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has approved Pinnacle Entertainment's plan to buy Ameristar Casinos Inc., which owns Louisiana's last casino license and is building a $500 million development in Lake Charles. Pinnacle owns the neighboring L'Auberge Casino Resort. It plans to sell the Ameristar site. Spokesman Kerry... more »
  • Cortana sold for $6 million

    March 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cortana Mall, the shopping center on Airline Highway, was purchased for $6 million. The company, Moonbeam Capital Investments, said it plans to upgrade the mall. The company is based in Las Vegas. Moonbeam said it plans to get input from the community on what stores and... more »
  • New Orleans businessman signs letter of intent to buy The Advocate

    March 16, 2013 10:19 AM

    New Orleans businessman John Georges has signed a letter of intent to buy The Advocate newspaper. The deal is expected to close by June 1, according to The Advocate. Terms were not disclosed. David Manship, publisher of The Advocate and Richard Manship, president and chief executive officer of... more »
  • Red River Bank to buy Fidelity Bank of BR

    November 15, 2012 2:24 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Red River Bank of Alexandria is buying Fidelity Bank of Baton Rouge. Red River Bank President and CEO Blake Chatelaine says the purchase price is private and confidential. Holding firm Red River Bancshares Inc. said in a news release Thursday that its merger with Fidelity Bancorp Inc. should... more »
  • Jindal adds hurdles for new state vehicles

    October 8, 2012 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued a partial freeze on state agencies buying or leasing cars, trucks and other vehicles. The executive order was put out last week with no formal announcement. It requires that any agency in the executive branch get written approval from the governor's commissioner... more »
  • Ohio dentist offers to buy back Halloween candy

    October 23, 2011 3:53 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- An Ohio dentist is offering to buy kids' trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The Mansfield News Journal reports that dentist Craig Callen and his associates are offering kids $1 per pound of candy they bring in, with... more »
  • Stores question sellers to crack down on stolen gold

    August 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Getting cash for your unwanted gold and other precious metals may not be as easy as you think. Some gold stores in Baton Rouge are questioning customers to avoid buying something that's stolen. The Baton Rouge Gold Market at the Mall of Louisiana offers sellers a hand-written... more »
  • Consumers borrowed more in February to buy cars

    April 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowed more money in February to buy new cars but cut back on pulling out their credit cards to make purchases. The Federal Reserve says consumers increased their borrowing by $7.6 billion in February. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain. All of the strength... more »
  • AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

    March 20, 2011 4:18 PM

    NEW YORK- AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion, becoming the largest cell phone company in the U.S. The deal would reduce the number of wireless carriers with national coverage from four to three, and... more »

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