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  • $15M in property tax breaks for manufacturers stalled

    September 12, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About $15 million in property tax breaks for manufacturing facilities have been stalled by a board that reviews them, after Gov. John Bel Edwards says he wants the tax breaks tied to jobs. Once seen as a rubber stamp on the tax breaks, the Board of Commerce... more »
  • Pence blames both parties for manufacturing woes

    August 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence is blaming both Democrats and Republicans for the decline of manufacturing in the United States. The Indiana governor was addressing about 200 people Wednesday at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry in North Carolina. He said policies by both Republican and Democratic administrations... more »
  • Bill would lessen tax breaks for manufacturers

    June 15, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators are advancing a bill that would force large manufacturing facilities to choose between two property tax breaks they enjoy, to boost revenue for the state's budget. The bill by Republican Sen. Rick Ward, of Port Allen, would prohibit businesses from receiving both an exemption from paying... more »
  • US manufacturing slowed in January for a 4th straight month

    February 1, 2016 10:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity shrank in January for the fourth straight month as a strong dollar and weak demand overseas pinched American manufacturers, a private survey says. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index ticked up to 48.2 from a revised 48 in December, but any reading... more »
  • US factories grow at slowest pace in 2 years; hiring falls

    November 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity slipped to 50.1 in October from 50.2 in September. The figures barely signal growth, which is... more »
  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass to expand in Baton Rouge

    November 24, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ClearEdge Wholesale Glass is expanding its manufacturing operations in Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and company owners, Brian and Dana LaBorde, said Monday that ClearEdge is investing $2.65 million to renovate a 41,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, where it will relocate its current operations from New Orleans. ClearEdge... more »
  • Obama taking action to push manufacturing

    October 27, 2014 5:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers. The White House is announcing the executive actions Monday as part of the day's focus on manufacturing,... more »
  • Obama highlighting nation's manufacturing gains

    October 3, 2014 3:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs during the recovery from the Great Recession. Obama visits a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part of a new fall... more »
  • Man, mother accused of making meth

    August 15, 2014 2:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a man in Tangipahoa Parish and are searching for his mother after they said they discovered a meth lab at their home. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies searched the home of Melody Elkins, 45, and Terry Elkins, 20, in Ponchatoula Tuesday. Investigators said they found... more »
  • New glass manufacturing facility announced for BR

    August 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new glass manufacturing facility is coming to Baton Rouge. Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million investment to bring their new facility to the capital city. The new facility will create 50 direct jobs and 97 indirect jobs. Glaz-Tech recently... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • Obama asks Congress for boost in manufacturing

    February 13, 2013 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is launching three manufacturing hubs and is asking Congress to create 15 more. Obama says the "manufacturing innovation institutes" would bring together businesses, universities and the government to create high-tech jobs. The proposal is a central element of Obama's plan to spur manufacturing, which has... more »

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