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  • Local business takes advantage of Cyber Monday 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 »
  • Retail group: Black Friday weekend loses allure

    November 30, 2014 1:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Overall,... more »
  • Local stores see big holiday sales Play Video

    December 28, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While national retail chains didn't get the holiday numbers they hoped for, smaller, locally owned stores didn't miss a beat this year. Victoria's Toy Station in Mid City saw a 15-20 percent increase in holiday sales this year. "It's wonderful. It gives us some cushion... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers supporting Gonzales Play Video

    November 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    GONZALES - Black Friday shoppers avoided the crazy crowds and helped Gonzales grow at the same time. "We went last night to Walmart and it was packed but since we got here it was ok I guess. I like this better," said Lamaria Phillips at Tanger Outlet Mall. ... more »
  • Shoppers hit sales early, before Black Friday Play Video

    November 29, 2013 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Shoppers weren't bothered by the early start to the Christmas shopping season, as they poured into malls and electronic stores hoping for big deals through the evening and morning. Best Buy opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and many employees were still working through the evening as... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers already out Play Video

    November 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of shoppers are out before Thanksgiving, and the stores are getting ready for Black Friday. Some shoppers say they're trying to get in before the crowds, while others are shopping now so it wont interfere with watching football. "We're going to the LSU game,... more »
  • Conferences end licensing deals with EA Sports

    August 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    UNDATED - The Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern are following the NCAA's lead and will no longer allow EA Sports to use league logos in its college football video games. The NCAA announced last month it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next... more »
  • Lawmakers: LSU deals keep information from public

    April 26, 2013 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are raising questions about whether the LSU privatization agreements devised by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration provide enough public scrutiny of the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. The concerns were voiced Friday as the Legislature's joint budget committee reviewed agreements to turn over management of... more »
  • Area hotels book for the big game

    January 31, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hotels in the area are filling-up as Super Bowl fans look outside New Orleans for a place to stay for the game this weekend. Ninety percent of rooms in the Capital City are expected to be booked by the time the game starts Sunday. And, the city... more »
  • Merchants check coupon company's fine print Play Video

    December 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coupon website, BigTip.com, continues to create problems for area businesses by offering coupons those businesses say they never agreed to. BigTip says by entering into agreement with Entertainment Publications, one if its partners, businesses are contractually bound to let them offer deals through their website. ... more »
  • Deals to be announced for 3 LSU hospitals

    December 10, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The nonprofit corporation that runs two private hospitals in New Orleans is taking over the operations of the LSU hospital in the city and the new $1 billion public hospital set to open in two years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU hospital chief Frank Opelka... more »
  • Some shoppers skip "Black Friday" for "Small Business Saturday" Play Video

    November 24, 2012 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The days following Thanksgiving are major shopping days across the country, and usually pay off for the big chain stores. However, going to locally owned stores and small boutiques on Saturday is becoming popular with shoppers who are looking for deals, but want to skip Black Friday... more »
  • Fewer holiday catalogs but still plenty in mail

    November 22, 2012 8:35 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Despite the flood around the holidays, annual catalog circulation by retailers has actually dipped substantially because of a postage increase, a weak economy and more shoppers making purchases online. Marketers say nearly a third fewer catalogs are mailed than four years ago. L.L. Bean is among... more »
  • Tips to survive 'Black Friday'

    November 22, 2012 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Planning to brave the crowds Friday to get the big deals? Remember to stay calm, and be nice. Other advice from experts: - Plan your route based on what you need to buy, and stores' opening hours. - Do your research. - Check websites. You might be... more »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    November 21, 2012 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals. A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
  • Shoppers hit stores for Black Friday deals

    November 25, 2011 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers in the Baton Rouge area got out late Thanksgiving night and up early Friday morning to get in on Black Friday shopping deals. Hundreds lined up outside stores near the Mall of Louisiana waiting for the doors to big deals to open. Several big... more »
  • Shoppers skip turkey to beat Black Friday crowds Play Video

    November 24, 2011 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lines for Black Friday deals are already getting long outside of some stores in Baton Rouge. Blake Sparrow and his buddies are first in line at Best Buy, putting their tent up last week. And they're not giving up for anything, not even Thanksgiving. "We've... more »
  • Deals bring out die-hard shoppers

    November 25, 2010 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A handful of die-hard shoppers lined up early in front of Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The shoppers have made it a tradition to spend their Thanksgiving in front of the store waiting on Black Friday deals. The first shopper, Jared Boudreaux, said he's made... more »

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