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  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    November 30, 2015 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are rolling out online deals today, the so-called "Cyber Monday." But since shoppers these days are online all the time anyway, the shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, today is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it... more »
  • Cyber Monday brings last chance for holiday deals

    November 30, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The holiday shopping season continues today with Cyber Monday. Retail experts expect about 121 million people to hunt for online deals. The shopping surge began right after Thanksgiving for some. Hundreds of people flocked to stores around Baton Rouge to find the best Black Friday deals. Retail experts... more »
  • Baton Rouge businesses now hiring for holiday season Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around town are now looking for seasonal workers. Signs advertising for open positions are popping up all around. "We just hired three individuals today," said Charles Rodrigue, store manager at Calvin's Market. Rodrigue told News 2 that business usually starts picking up for them around football... more »
  • Lawmaker: 99 percent of people don't pay online sales tax Play Video

    October 28, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lawmaker is hoping to tackle a growing $808 million loss in tax revenue due to sales being made online. People are not paying the taxes on out-of-state purchases made online. Buyers are supposed to report online purchases each year on tax returns. “You're legally... more »
  • Walker loses $83M annually, residents spend money elsewhere

    October 27, 2015 7:31 AM

    WALKER- A new Southeastern Louisiana University study finds the city of Walker is missing out on $83 million in retail sales every year. Researchers met with city officials and Livingston Parish business leaders last week to discuss their findings and begin talking about ways to lure businesses and shoppers to... more »
  • Cuban cigar boom? Stores and customers say not yet

    December 19, 2014 11:29 AM

    MIAMI - The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business. Some tobacco shops owners... more »
  • Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans are heading to the stores for gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when some stores started opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who believed the day... more »
  • Mall at Cortana to get face-lift Play Video

    September 11, 2014 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who shop at the Mall at Cortana have something to look forward to in the near future. A district meeting headed up by councilperson Donna Collins-Lewis Thursday night welcomed community input on plans to revitalize the mall. Ownership has recently changed and one of... more »
  • Walls take shape at Juban Crossing site

    April 2, 2014 10:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Walls are going up at the Juban Crossing development off I-12 in Livingston Parish. After years of delays, the project is the farthest along it has ever been. People enjoy seeing that is now a reality. "I live like a mile from it, and plus it's... more »
  • River district revitalization gaining steam Play Video

    March 24, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some city leaders want a hotel to revitalize a neglected part of Baton Rouge. The river district connects downtown Baton Rouge and LSU on Nicholson Drive. Businessmen and city officials want to upgrade the area with a huge retail and residential development. At Monday's... more »
  • Higher fees put on hold for fireworks sellers

    June 20, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge allowed an out-of-state fireworks retailer today to avoid paying a higher permit fee to do business in Louisiana so they wouldn't miss the summer fireworks season. Judge Wilson Fields issued a preliminary injunction to allow C & A Pyro to buy the... 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 »
  • Economists: Economy may be growing faster

    March 13, 2013 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - One economist says it looks like the impact of higher Social Security taxes and higher gasoline prices "hasn't been too bad." Paul Dales of Capital Economics is reacting to today's report on retail sales. The Commerce Department says Americans boosted their retail spending by 1.1 percent last month... more »
  • Juban Crossing back on track Play Video

    January 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Construction at the Juban Crossing site restarted a few weeks ago, and Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says the shopping center will become a reality. The major retail developed planned along I-12 has suffered through delays since the economic dip starting in 2008. He says developers... more »

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