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  • 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

    November 23, 2016 11:54 AM

    After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the presidency, and the company apologized.... more »
  • Hotels booked, flood survivors having difficulty finding room Play Video

    October 18, 2016 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA extended it's checkout date for disaster survivors staying in hotels, but many hotels are booked solid. Cerita Smith was told she had to checkout of her hotel Tuesday morning, since it's booked and can no longer accommodate her. She's been staying there for a couple... more »
  • Hotels, restaurants, real estate coming to downtown BR Play Video

    October 10, 2016 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Downtown Development District is expected to announce nearly 150 new apartment spaces coming to downtown Baton Rouge on Tuesday. On Third Street in the downtown area, a used-to-be parking lot is now lined with fences and "Hard Hat Only" signs. It will soon become the... more »
  • FEMA extends checkout date for flood victims staying in hotels

    September 16, 2016 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved a 30-day extension for flood disaster survivors to temporarily stay in hotels. The extension applies to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in the state and allows eligible flood victims to stay in participating hotels temporarily if they are unable to return home. The... more »
  • Governor sent bill to stop personal Wi-Fi hotspot blocking

    June 3, 2016 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisianans would be free to use mobile phone hotspots despite attempts from hotels, convention centers or trade shows to block personal access, if the governor approves a measure sent to his desk. With a 33-0 vote Friday, the Senate gave final passage to the House-backed bill to... more »
  • Hotels fill up, sell out ahead of Swift/Superfest weekend Play Video

    May 21, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hotels around Baton Rouge are filling up as music fans swarm the Capital Area this weekend for Taylor Swift and the Bayou Country Superfest. Some inns are sold out. The Baton Rouge Marriott says it's more than 90 percent full, and housing in and around... more »
  • Hotels fill quick for Bayou Country Superfest

    April 7, 2014 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge hotel vacancies are quickly disappearing for the May 23-25 weekend when country music superstars will entertain thousands at the Bayou Country Superfest. Tourism officials and event planners are hoping for record-setting attendance for the now three-day event, which drew about 70,000 last year when it... more »
  • Miss State Valley University housing students in hotels

    August 25, 2013 1:00 PM

    GREENWOOD - Mississippi Valley State University is housing more than 100 upperclassmen in two off-campus hotels because of an on-campus room shortage. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it's the second state university to lease rooms for students. Earlier this month, Jackson State leased the 120-room Travelodge motel for nine months. Acting... more »
  • Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

    June 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Here's the problem: The law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer what it calls... 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 »
  • Miss. casino regulations could be game changer

    January 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss- Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports that the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive... more »
  • Baton Rouge expecting overflow, business from Super Bowl 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 »

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