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  • Second amendment tax holiday this weekend

    September 5, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retailers are gearing up for Louisiana's annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday, which starts this weekend. Consumers will not have to pay state sales tax on guns, ammunition, or hunting supplies purchased Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8. For a complete list of what... more »
  • Baton Rouge businesses hiring more workers Play Video

    July 5, 2013 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's jobs report reported stronger-than-predicted gains in the economy, something which workers say is being reflected in Baton Rouge. Melissa McLain is learning the ropes from one of her new bosses at a Baton Rouge party supply store. She just started a few weeks ago. ... more »
  • US stock market falls after retail sales report

    May 13, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- The U.S. stock market is falling in early trading to begin a week full of hints about the health of the nation's retailers. Americans boosted spending at retail stores in April, according to the Commerce Department, surprising some economists. Earlier declines on major markets were cut in half... more »
  • Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season

    December 26, 2012 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods in the two months before Christmas increased 0.7 percent compared... more »
  • O'Neal, S. Harrell's Ferry work in last phase Play Video

    December 4, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The final phase of construction along the O'Neal Lane corridor will start Dec. 15. It includes adding a southbound turn lane along O'Neal and improvements at the South Harrell's Ferry intersection. Retailers in the area say they are trying to hang on after years of construction... more »
  • Retailers, shoppers seem to like earlier opening Play Video

    November 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The move by big retailers to open their doors at midnight on Thanksgiving night -- or even earlier -- may be here to stay. A spokeswoman at the Mall of America in Minneapolis says 30,000 people showed up for the mall's opening at midnight, compared with 20,000 last... more »
  • Retailers are starting Christmas early

    November 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items. According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween. Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone... more »
  • Retailers post strong gains for February

    March 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February as shoppers, enticed by mild weather and an improving economy, splurged on shoes and clothing. As merchants reported their sales figures, Target Corp., Macy's Inc., Limited Brands Inc., and teen retailer The Buckle all reported sales gains that beat... more »
  • Shoppers buying for themselves as well as for others

    November 27, 2010 1:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are calling it an encouraging sign for the holiday shopping season. They say many customers are not just buying gifts for family and friends, they're buying things for themselves too. While there aren't many sales figures yet for Black Friday, crowds were large. Meanwhile, shoppers who... more »
  • Juban Crossing project coming to Denham Springs

    October 21, 2010 6:21 PM

    New shopping options are on the way for Livingston Parish as the Juban Crossing project gets set to break ground in Denham Springs. The project, which is expected to feature retail shops as well as residential options, will be built near the intersection of Interstate 12 and Juban Road.... more »
  • Early retail reports suggest sluggish November

    December 3, 2009 8:07 AM

    Retailers reported sluggish sales results for November as a modestly positive start to the holiday shopping season wasn't strong enough to offset weak spending the rest of the month. According to early results Thursday, stores including teen merchant Wet Seal Inc., Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. and discounter Fred's... more »
  • Retailers see green for Black Friday-Cyber Monday

    December 1, 2009 7:43 AM

    Retail sales figures for this past weekend are in, and according to research firm Shoppertrak, combined sales for Black Friday and Saturday were up 9 tenths of a percent over last year. Meanwhile, early reports showed online sales were strong for Cyber Monday. Retailers used Twitter and social... more »
  • LSU merchandise sales up

    October 7, 2009 5:13 PM

    People are gearing up for the LSU-Florida game by buying new gear. Retailers in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas say sales are up. LSU gets 10 percent of the wholesale price for licensed items. Fifty percent of the royalties go to athletics and the other half goes to the... more »
  • Weak holiday retail forecast

    October 6, 2009 7:21 AM

    The National Retailers Federation predicted a 1 percent decline in total sales for November and December combined, giving a lackluster outlook for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The projection from the world's largest retail trade group came amid forecasts that U.S. retailers saw a key measure of sales drop... more »
  • Retailers gear up for clues on holiday shopping season

    October 5, 2009 8:56 AM

    U.S. retailers and analysts will be closely watching September sales reports due on Thursday for signs of what lies ahead for the holiday shopping season. Retailers are planning bargains to lure thrifty holiday shoppers, but some expect the Christmas season sales to be flat or even worse, dropping 1... more »

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