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  • For sale: Cortana on the market for $4 million Play Video

    August 18, 2017 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The proverbial for sale sign might spell the end for Cortana Mall as we know it. The mall was listed recently, with an asking price of $4 million. The JC Penny space is also for sale, going for $2.4 million. Both are being handled by Beau... more »
  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    March 22, 2017 7:51 AM

    NEWARK - Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert's hedge... more »
  • Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle

    May 19, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale - a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new location in San Francisco. Apple provided a glimpse at its... more »
  • Survey: US companies added strong 200,000 jobs in March

    March 30, 2016 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. companies added a solid 200,000 jobs in March, buoyed by strong gains in construction, retail and shipping, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP says that financial services firms also posted solid gains, while manufacturing employment barely rose. The figures suggest the U.S. economy is continuing... more »
  • USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods

    February 16, 2016 5:23 AM

    WASHINGTON- Retailers that accept food stamps would have to start stocking a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of consumers under proposed rules expected to be announced by the Agriculture Department on Tuesday. The rules are designed to ensure people who use food stamps have better access... more »
  • 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 »

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