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  • Trash and Treasure for charity Play Video

    March 4, 2015 5:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person's trash is another one's treasure. You can get your hands on some great bargains for a great cause this weekend in Baton Rouge. It's time for the annual Attic Trash and Treasure Sale, organized by the Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge. The event is... more »
  • Outrage Over the Sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's Casket

    January 31, 2015 11:53 AM

    Austin, Texas - A Texas judged ruled on Friday that the Fort Worth funeral home had to return $87,000 over the sale of Lee Harvey Oswald's casket. The coffin, the judge believes, belongs not to the funeral home, but to Oswald's brother. Judge Cosby of the District Court in... more »
  • Town council approves 'Going out of Business Sale' for police

    December 16, 2014 10:45 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council overwhelmingly approved selling off police equipment Tuesday night. City leaders declared police cruisers, guns, desks - everything once used by officers - as surplus property. It allows the city to sell the merchandise to other area departments or at a public auction. Last month,... more »
  • Limited Music City Bowl tickets on sale now

    December 11, 2014 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans hoping to make the trip up to Nashville to see LSU's first game against Notre Dame in close to eight years can still get inside the stadium as a limited number of lower level and club level seats are still available. The cheaper tickets... more »
  • 1849 Lincoln letter up for sale for $40,000

    December 3, 2014 3:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A 165-year-old letter from Abraham Lincoln could be just the thing for the history buff in your family. That is, if you have $40,000 to spare. A rare documents dealer in Philadelphia is selling an 1849 letter penned by Lincoln that offers insight into his stint as a... more »
  • Doorsbusters clear shelves

    November 27, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving shopping has definitely caught on. Best Buy in Baton Rouge opened an hour earlier than last year. The line wrapped around the building as shoppers waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. for the doorbuster deals. Many people were waiting for a Panasonic... more »
  • LSU to offer sports ticket specials this weekend

    November 27, 2014 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the holiday shopping frenzy officially commencing later on today, tickets for your favorite LSU sports teams will also be discounted starting on Black Friday and running through to "Cyber Monday" on Dec. 1. For the 2014 prime shopping season, tickets for four different Tiger sports... more »
  • Get green this fall at the tree-for-all Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can go green and help Baton Rouge Green at their Tree for All. Amy Loe joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The Tree for All has expanded this year and includes more than just plants and trees. There will... more »
  • Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    October 22, 2014 12:58 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that... more »
  • Beware of Olive Garden Pasta Passes on eBay

    September 11, 2014 2:40 PM

    NEW YORK - Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay , but buyers should beware. The restaurant is working with eBay to inform users bidding for the coveted "Never Ending Pasta Pass" that the passes can't be resold. Anyone who has already purchased a... more »
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    August 12, 2014 12:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought... more »
  • When you're a billionaire

    August 1, 2014 7:50 PM

    LANAI CITY, HAWAII- Billionaire Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. now owns every hotel room on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. He just bought the historic Hotel Lanai that was built in 1923 to cater to Dole Plantation executives. His company would not disclose the sale... more »
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    July 28, 2014 4:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

    July 8, 2014 10:12 AM

    BELLINGHAM, WA - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington state have begun. Eager customers bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as was allowed under state regulations. Washington... more »
  • Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

    July 6, 2014 11:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will face off in court as the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs in the balance. A trial starting today will focus on whether Shelly Sterling had the right to negotiate the deal to sell the... more »
  • New Orleans man cited for selling redfish, trout

    July 4, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man has been cited for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout from his home. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' agents cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for selling commercial fish without a commercial license, taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license, taking spotted... more »
  • Judge to determine scope of trial on Clippers sale

    June 30, 2014 7:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorneys representing Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will appear before a judge tasked with determining whether Shelly Sterling is able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers without her husband's consent. The judge is set to determine Monday if the terms of the family trust that... more »
  • New La. law ups penalties for the sale of children

    June 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed another piece of legislation Friday intended to make life tougher on people who profit off trafficking children. The law introduces stricter penalties for anyone involved in the sale, transfer or arrangement of the exchange of a child to another person in exchange... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Ballmer

    May 30, 2014 3:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling says she has signed a binding contract to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record-breaking $2 billion. Sterling confirmed the agreement made between The Sterling Family Trust and Ballmer in a statement issued late Thursday night. The... more »
  • Getting ready for the hurricane sales tax holiday weekend Play Video

    May 22, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state sales tax holiday will save shoppers money on hurricane preparedness items. Hurricane season starts June 1. The state sales tax will not apply to certain supplies including batteries, phone chargers, carbon monoxide detectors and tarps May 24-25. Shoppers can go out early to pick... more »
  • Botanic Garden to sell plants, help you with your garden Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Botanic Garden Plant Sale and Gardening Expo is on Saturday, April 12th. Mark Mese and Buck Abby visited WBRZ News 2 at Noon to talk about the event. The 20th annual sale and expo will be from 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. at 7950 Independence Blvd. Some... more »
  • Master Gardeners help you with your flower bed Play Video

    April 7, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The April showers came Sunday night. Now the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners want to help you with your May flowers. This weekend is their annual plant sale. It is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. There... more »
  • Residents buy Copper Mill Golf Course Play Video

    October 31, 2013 5:45 PM

    ZACHARY - Copper Mill Golf Course, which was under threat of closing, is here to stay after homeowners near the Zachary course bought it outright. The Copper Mill Homeowners Association put up the $1.2 million dollars necessary to buy the course, voting 229-16 in favor of the purchase. ... more »
  • Don't knock here! City passes new sales law

    October 28, 2013 11:01 PM

    GONZALES- City leaders here got tough on door-to-door salespeople. After Monday night's vote, and passing of a new law, peddlers will need a special permit. They would also need to wear identification. People complained about solicitors and asked city leaders to do something. However, some people are... more »
  • Grass for sale from Texas A&M's Kyle Field

    October 15, 2013 8:46 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Texas A&M football fans who want to tromp on the same playing surface as Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel can buy some Kyle Field grass. Online sales began Monday on live grass from the football stadium in College Station. A new playing surface is being grown off-site... more »
  • Tickets for LSU basketball go on sale

    October 10, 2013 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU begins selling tickets for its men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming seasons. The Lady Tigers' first regular-season home game is on Nov. 8 in the WNIT and the Sue Gunter Classic. The men's team plays its first home game on Nov. 16 against Northwestern State University. Tickets... more »
  • Another city plans to get tough on door-to-door sales Play Video

    September 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    GONZALES - For years, solicitors in Ascension Parish have not had guidelines for door-to-door sales. Mayor Barney Arceneaux says lately, there have been an increase in solicitors and new rules are necessary for the city of Gonzales. At the next city council meeting, the city will propose a new... more »
  • BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

    August 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    TORONTO - BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. The company says that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" to enhance the company's value and boost adoption of its BlackBerry 10... more »
  • Shaw founder sued for using name "Shaw"

    June 18, 2013 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Shaw Group, now part of CB&I since a buyout recently, is suing founder Jim Bernhard and others, accusing them of using the company's name. Bernhard and the three partners are being sued in an effort to stop them from using the name "Shaw" in two business... more »
  • Auctioneers delay sale of Saban's $11M lake home

    June 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A multimillion dollar lakefront home owned by Alabama football coach Nick Saban is still for sale. The 9,600-square-foot house didn't sell at auction as scheduled last Thursday. The company handling the property said Monday the auction is now set for June 27, three weeks later than planned.... more »
  • Senators back plan to push Juban Crossing

    May 20, 2013 10:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Lawmakers backed a plan that could fuel the development of a planned shopping center in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Senate approved using state money for infrastructure improvements and bond payments for Juban Crossing. The development is going at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road. The... more »
  • Sheriff puts fishing boat up for auction

    May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is offering its 38-foot-long fishing boat for sale on the online auction site eBay. The Courier reports the starting bid is $180,000. The auction ends May 18. Since taking office, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has criticized former Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' decision to buy the... more »
  • New Advocate owner ready to carry paper's strong legacy Play Video

    May 1, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New Orleans Businessman John Georges said he's ready to continue the great work "The Advocate" is known for at a press conference announcing the sale of the newspaper. Georges finalized his purachse of the newspaper from the Manship family last night. Details on the sale were made... more »
  • Advocate's new owner "extremely proud"

    May 1, 2013 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - John Georges, the new owner of The Advocate, said he was "extremely proud" to be the daily newspaper's publisher and that he had an enormous responsibility to uphold. Georges purchased the newspaper from the Manship family, who owned the paper since 1909. The Manship family also... more »
  • Cortana sold for $6 million

    March 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cortana Mall, the shopping center on Airline Highway, was purchased for $6 million. The company, Moonbeam Capital Investments, said it plans to upgrade the mall. The company is based in Las Vegas. Moonbeam said it plans to get input from the community on what stores and... more »
  • Committee approves state property sale

    March 18, 2013 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A joint legislative committee today approved the sale of a state property as proposed in Governor Jindal's executive budget. Wooddale Towers has been vacant since April 2011. State budget officials say some of the last tenants were state offices that have since been consolidated. A... more »
  • Illegal prescriptions making the rounds Play Video

    March 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The use and sale of illegal prescription drugs is on the rise around the country. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says he's seen numbers in his parish become more prevalent than marijuana and cocaine charges. "With the easy access, you don't have to go look for... more »
  • The dough is in the sale

    February 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    Hostess is a step closer to selling its Wonder Bread brand and its other snack products, including Twinkies. A source says there are no competing offers to a bid by Flowers Foods to buy several brands from Hostess. Flowers is based in Thomasville, Ga. and makes Tastykakes and Nature's Own... more »
  • Sale of state buildings are a part of Jindal's proposed budget Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal plans on selling $47 million dollars in state property to help balance next year's budget. The properties on the market include Wooddale Towers, the state office building at the corner of Convention Street and 3rd Street, and the parking lot where the old state... more »
  • Gulf lease sale to open 38M acres to drilling

    February 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block next month. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the New Orleans sale will include about 7,299 federally-owned drilling tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama... more »
  • Commission approves $30 million dollar bond plan for Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The La. State Bond Commission approved the sale of $30 million in bonds for Juban Crossing. It is more good news for the Livingston Parish retail center after delays caused by downturn in the economy. Developer Scott Crawford says deals with stores have been finalized.... more »
  • Planned location for downtown BR condos sold Play Video

    January 2, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The developer for a key piece of property in downtown Baton Rouge sold the land recently, after years of delays and obstacles to building condos in the location. Richard Preis sold the spot on Lafayette Street between Laurel and Main to Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard... more »
  • Saban company buys lots in Baton Rouge

    December 27, 2012 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investment firm connected with Nick Saban's wife, Terry, bought property in Perkins Rowe, an upscale retail and residential development off Bluebonnet. The firm paid $750,000 for two parcels of land. One is a section of vacant land across from the Neuromedical Center on Perkins Rowe Ave.... more »
  • Shaw stockholders OK sale

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Shaw Group shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly approved the $3 billion sale of the company to CB&I. Company officials tell The Advocate that 83 percent of shareholders voted to approve the sale. A vote of at least 75 percent was required for the deal to go forward. Earlier this... more »
  • Shaw shareholders vote for sale

    December 21, 2012 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE-The Shaw Group, Baton Rouge's only Fortune 500 company, is set to be sold to CB&I. Shareholders voted today to approve the $3.04 billion sale to the Netherlands-based company. The deal is worth $46 per share in cash and stock and is expected to close in mid-February. ... more »
  • Hunt for deals begins with first line at area store

    November 21, 2012 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Still more than 24 hours before sales were available, a small group of people gathered outside an electronics store to be the first to get the deals. A few were outside the Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The store doesn't open until midnight Friday morning.... more »
  • Shaw sets meeting for vote on sale

    November 21, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Shareholders of The Shaw Group Inc. will meet Dec. 21 to vote on the Baton Rouge company's $3 billion sale to CB&I. Shaw announced Tuesday that the meeting will be held at the company's Essen Lane headquarters. The Advocate reports those who hold shares of Shaw as... more »
  • $3 billion deal to be approved by Shaw shareholders

    November 20, 2012 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Shareholders of Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) will meet to approve a merger with CB&I (NYSE: CBI). CB&I is buying the Baton Rouge-based Shaw for more than $3 billion. Shaw stockholders will get about $46 per share when the deal is closed. The meeting is set... more »
  • Plans finalized for Gulf lease sale off Tex. coast

    October 26, 2012 11:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal regulators have firmed up plans to put more than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas up for bid to offshore energy producers next month. The Obama administration says the lease sale will be held Nov. 28 in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports the U.S. Bureau... more »
  • People line up for iPhone 5

    September 21, 2012 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people lined up to get their hands on the highly anticipated iPhone 5 that hit shelves this morning. Customers were lined up and wrapped around buildings to get their hands on the new smartphone. Apple is calling this release, "the biggest thing to... more »
  • Judge clears sale of Perkins Rowe

    August 14, 2012 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sale of the Perkins Rowe development in Baton Rouge by an Ohio lender can go forward, according to a judgement filed Tuesday by U. S. District Judge James Brady. According to The Advocate, Brady ruled against Baton Rouge developer Tommy Spinosa, rejecting his argument the... more »
  • Bond sale bid approved for library

    June 21, 2012 7:37 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury accepted a better-than-expected bid for $3.5 million in construction bonds for a new library. Parish voters approved the bond issue on March 24. Bond attorney Alan Offner said during this week's police jury meeting he used a conservative estimate of... more »
  • Appeals court hears caskets dispute

    June 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in a case pitting the state's funeral directors against an order of Roman Catholic monks who make and sell caskets. Louisiana funeral board lawyer David Gruning said a statue that required caskets to be purchased from funeral homes... more »
  • LSU Super Regional tickets on sale Play Video

    June 7, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tickets are on sale now for LSU's Super Regional match up against Stony Brook this weekend, but only a few remain. Already more than 9,000 tickets have been claimed by season ticket holders like Benjamin Schuler. "This is one of the reasons you get season tickets,... more »
  • Budget committee backs central La. prison sale

    April 10, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House's budget committee has narrowly supported a Jindal administration plan to sell a central Louisiana prison to a private operator. A similar proposal was killed by the Appropriations Committee last year. But the panel has several new members who are allies of the governor and who... more »
  • Budget committee considers central La. prison sale

    April 10, 2012 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The House's budget committee is set to decide whether to support a Jindal administration plan to sell a central Louisiana prison to a private operator. A similar proposal was killed by the Appropriations Committee last year. But the panel has several new members who are allies of... more »
  • Sale price drops on former Vacherie school site

    March 29, 2012 7:42 AM

    LUTCHER - The St. James Parish School Board decided to cut the sale price of the former Vacherie Primary School site by 20 percent after the appraised value failed to attract any bidders. The board also gave the school administration authority to reduce the price further without another board vote... more »
  • Animal sale bill passes in House Committee

    March 28, 2012 2:57 PM

    A bill that would make it illegal to sell dogs, cats and other animals along highways and other public areas has passed through a House Committee. The Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice voted 9-3 for the bill by Rep. Tony Ligi, of Metairie. In its amended... more »
  • New home sales dip after 4 straight monthly gains

    February 24, 2012 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON- Sales of new homes dipped in January but only after the government said the final quarter of 2011 was stronger than first estimated. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 321,000 homes. That followed four straight months of... more »
  • Caddo sheriff's to sell unclaimed animals

    February 13, 2012 11:24 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Three horses and a donkey will be auctioned off after their owners either released them to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office or failed to claim their loose livestock. The sheriff's office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Deputies say one of the... more »
  • F.S. Williams County Store holds fire sale Play Video

    December 2, 2011 5:39 PM

    ETHYL - Hundreds of people have been shopping at the F.S. Williams Country Store over the past two days. The 80-year-old business in Ethyl opened temporarily this weekend after a fire nearly destroyed the store November 21st. Merchandise not damaged by the fire is being sold at a... more »
  • Exxon stations closed as part of sale

    November 16, 2011 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some drivers in Baton Rouge found their usual gas-up location shut down and blocked off Wednesday morning. A handful of Exxon stations were reported closed with cones blocking the drive. A spokesperson for the company said the stations were closed temporarily as part of their... more »
  • Essence Festival tickets go on sale

    November 10, 2011 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tickets for the 2012 Essence Music Festival are about to go on sale. Ticket sales start Friday for the 17th annual festival, which will include empowerment seminars and musical acts July 6-8 at the Morial Convention Center and Superdome in New Orleans. A lineup has... more »
  • Entergy shareholders will foot bond mistake bill

    August 11, 2011 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana utility regulators have voted unanimously that Entergy Corp. shareholders - and not its customers - will foot a $1 million bill for a mistake in publicizing a bond sale. According to The Advocate the Public Service Commission ordered Entergy Louisiana to refund customers on their... more »
  • DPS making millions off of driving record sales

    July 25, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Information you thought was private isn't. Companies can get access to your driving records from the state, which is willing to sell it. The Department of Public Safety is in charge of the records, and for the past three years, DPS has made almost $40 million on... more »
  • Google may be after Hulu

    July 1, 2011 7:48 PM

    Google is one of about a dozen companies involved in talks to buy the online video site Hulu, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person says presentations to sell Hulu have started, but there's no leading bidder. The person agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity... more »
  • MySpace Sold for a Fraction

    June 29, 2011 7:46 PM

    News Corp. sold the MySpace struggling social networking site for a fraction of what it paid six years ago. One source says the price was $35 million compared to the $580 News Corp. shelled out in 2005. The sale is to online advertising network operator Specific Media. MySpace users and... more »
  • MySpace For Sale

    June 28, 2011 7:27 PM

    MySpace is for sale by News Corp. and the company hasn't selected a buyer among several offers yet according to a source close to the matter. At least three bidders are in the running, Specific Media, Golden Gate Capital and Austin Ventures. The website All Things D, owned by News... more »
  • Jindal prison sale idea on hold, pending forecast

    April 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Facing significant opposition from lawmakers, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't push the sale of three state prisons until economists offer the latest revenue forecasts. If those income forecasts give lawmakers enough money to cover what the prison sales would generate, Jindal says he won't oppose... more »
  • Dozens rally against proposed prison sales

    March 24, 2011 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People filled the steps of the state capitol is opposition to a plan to sell off three state prisons and privatize another. The Jindal Administration says the move would generate about $85 million dollars that will be used for health care services. Louisiana is facing a $1.6 billion... more »
  • Corrections proposing to sell three prisons

    February 23, 2011 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration now is seeking to sell three state prisons to alleviate budget gaps, adding an Avoyelles Parish prison to the sale list that had already included facilities in Winn and Allen parishes. Lawmakers would have to agree to the sales, which could generate... more »
  • 6 groups respond to prison-sale proposal

    February 20, 2011 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections' request for information on how much it would cost to operate two north Louisiana prisons has generated some interest. The Times-Picayune reports six groups have responded to the request. Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed selling state-owned prisons in... more »
  • Founder intended to eventually sell Zapp's

    February 4, 2011 11:55 AM

    GRAMERCY - The head of the manufacturer of Zapp's potato chips says its recent sale to a Pennsylvania snack food company follows the intentions of its late founder. Zappe Endeavors general manager Ron Olson says founder Ron Zappe wanted to ensure that the brand would enjoy future production - and... more »
  • Day-after-Christmas shoppers head to the mall

    December 26, 2010 6:48 PM

    Crowds of people shuffled through the mall, some looking for a good deal, others making returns. For Charlene Dean, day-after-Christmas shopping is a family tradition. "It's been a family event but only for the girls to spend their Christmas money," Dean said. Shoppers who got to the... more »
  • Saints Super Bowl license plates now on sale

    December 1, 2010 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Saints state-issued license plates commemorating the team's Super Bowl victory are now on sale. So far, 4,400 special license tags have been stamped out so far by the arm of the corrections system that produces the plate. Not all OMV offices will have the Saints... more »
  • La. corrections agency may sell off state prisons

    October 14, 2010 7:34 AM

    The state Department of Corrections is contemplating the sale of prisons to cut costs during difficult budget times. State Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc says everything has been put on the table, and he's looking for creative ways to chop his budget. The Jindal administration is in the midst of trimming... more »
  • Newsweek up for sale

    May 5, 2010 9:54 AM

    Washington Post Co. says it has Newsweek magazine up for sale; company has owned it since 1961. The company says it has retained the investment bank Allen & Co. to help find a buyer for the money-losing magazine. The Post Co. has owned the 77-year-old magazine since 1961. more »
  • AP Source: Chouest-Shinn agree on sale of Hornets

    May 3, 2010 9:32 AM

    A person familiar with the negotiations says New Orleans Hornets majority owner George Shinn has reached a deal to sell his shares of the team to minority owner Gary Chouest. The anonymous source says the club is planning an announcement on Wednesday. Chouest is a Louisiana native and owner of... more »
  • LSU Book Bazaar starts Thursday

    March 1, 2010 6:17 AM

    It will be a bookworm's delight this weekend at the LSU Book Bazaar where over 65,000 books are up for sale. Jan Martin and Alana Amaro sat down with JP for a preview of the big sale. more »
  • GM's plan to sell Hummer to Chinese company delayed

    February 1, 2010 11:52 AM

    General Motors' plan to sell the Hummer brand to a Chinese heavy equipment maker has been delayed by a month. General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. said Monday they are extending the deadline to complete the transaction until Feb. 28 pending final approval by the Chinese... more »
  • Detroit Pistons may be for sale

    January 20, 2010 8:09 PM

    The owner of the NBA Detroit Pistons says the option of selling the team is being explored. Karen Davidson told that to the Associated Press during Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics. If the team is sold, it would go against the wishes of her late husband who wanted... more »
  • Silverdome sale okayed

    December 18, 2009 8:44 PM

    A judge told some residents of Pontiac, Michigan he won't stop the sale of the empty Pontiac Silverdome to a Canadian company which plans to use it for sporting events. The residents sued to block the sale of the Silverdome for $583,000 because it cost $56-million when it was built... more »
  • Home sales drop in Baton Rouge area

    September 16, 2009 5:45 AM

    Home sales in the Baton Rouge metro area fell 4 percent in August, a tighter margin that's seen double-digit gaps every other month this year. Realtors sold 630 homes compared with 658 in August 2008, and dollar volume for the month was down 7 percent. For the year, sales are... more »

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