SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
BATON ROUGE - A startup car company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport, where it would build three-wheeled, low-price vehicles. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that Elio is buying part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking car. The company says the two-seat... more »
General Motors says its August sales dropped 7 percent compared with July, as the shaky economy discouraged customers from buying new cars and trucks. U.S. auto sales in July were a strong point for the economy, helping to boost consumer spending. But high unemployment and a declining stock market have... more »
Ford, Lincoln and Mercury third quarter sales showed a 10.5 percent increase in the Southeast area (including Baton Rouge) when compared to the same period a year ago. Auto manufacturers released their sales numbers for September today. For Ford go to: http://www.ford.com/about-ford/news-announcements/press-releases/press-releases-detail/pr-ford26rsquos-strong-new-products-31055
General Motors' third quarter numbers and September... more »
BATON ROUGE- During fiery opening statements Wednesday, federal prosecutors told jurors former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner violated the public's trust.
Prosecutors say Painter abused... more »