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  • Harvey causing gasoline prices to jump Play Video

    August 31, 2017 12:11 PM

    Gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have increased by at least 10 cents since Harvey came ashore and caused record flooding in places. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.26 per gallon. That's 12 cents higher than a week... more »
  • Louisiana shoppers to see lower sales taxes this weekend

    August 3, 2017 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana consumers get a bit of a tax break this weekend during the state's annual sales tax holiday. For two days, August 4 and 5, most retail purchases during those two days will be charged 3 percent state sales tax, rather than the full 5 percent... more »
  • 'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office

    July 30, 2017 1:29 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Dunkirk" has topped the competition once more at the box office, beating newcomers "The Emoji Movie" and "Atomic Blonde." Studio estimates on Sunday say Christopher Nolan's WWII film dropped 44 percent from its first weekend and brought in $28.1 million to take first place. ... more »
  • Report: Woman allegedly looted neighbor's flooded home, sold stolen items at yard sales

    July 11, 2017 12:12 PM

    AMITE – A woman was arrested after she allegedly looted her neighbor's flooded home and then sold the stolen items at yard sales. WWL reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies began investigating a looting incident on Thomas Road in Amite in December. A large number of personal... more »
  • 'Despicable Me 3,' 'Baby Driver' win, 'The House' doesn't

    July 2, 2017 1:20 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Minions are still a box office force, but not Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Studio estimates on Sunday say that Universal and Illumination's "Despicable Me 3" earned $75.4 million over the weekend, while the former Saturday Night Live stars' gambling comedy burned down. ... more »
  • 'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

    June 18, 2017 12:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Lightning McQueen and his pals in "Cars 3" raced to the top spot at the box office this weekend, pushing "Wonder Woman" into second place for the first time since it opened. Studio estimates on Sunday said Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3" opened with $53.5... more »
  • 'Wonder Woman' becomes box-office force with $100.5M debut

    June 4, 2017 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - "Wonder Woman" has soared to a $100.5 million box-office debut in North American theaters, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman. According to studio estimates Sunday, the well-reviewed "Wonder Woman" surpassed industry expectations with one of the... more »
  • US new-home sales fell 11.4 percent in April, most in 2 yrs

    May 23, 2017 10:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department says new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015. Economists had expected a... more »
  • 'King Arthur' flops, 'Guardians 2' still rules at box office

    May 14, 2017 1:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived. Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations against a costly $175 million production budget. The action... more »
  • City of Gonzales approves resolution for 10 percent sales tax Play Video

    May 8, 2017 10:18 PM

    GONZALES - Voters in Gonzales will decide on possibly raising the sales tax by a half-cent this October. The City of Gonzales council passed a resolution to allow a half-cent sales tax increase, which will hike the city's sales tax to 10 percent if voters approve it on October's... more »
  • Gonzales City Council to discuss potential sales tax increase Play Video

    May 5, 2017 6:58 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales City Council will be considering a half-cent sales tax increase at its next meeting. The money from the sales tax will be used for public safety, police and fire protection. If the council passes the resolution for the tax increase, it will be placed on... more »
  • Box office: 'Furious' passes $1B, 'Latin Lover' surprises

    April 30, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theaters. As expected, the eighth "Fast and the Furious" installment stayed atop the domestic box... more »
  • 'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

    April 23, 2017 2:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Fate of the Furious" has sped into first place at the box office again. Studio estimates Sunday say the eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.7 million over the weekend. The new competition didn't stand a chance against the high-octane film, which... more »
  • Louisiana Senate agrees to limit hunting sales tax holiday

    April 20, 2017 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to scale back the state's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. A proposal by Sen. Barrow Peacock, a Bossier City Republican, would keep state sales taxes from being charged on firearms, ammunition and archery supplies on the first weekend of September. But... more »
  • 'Fate of the Furious' races to $100.2 million opening

    April 16, 2017 2:32 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" had the roads to itself and inched past the $100 million benchmark in the final moments. Studio estimates on Sunday say "The Fate of the Furious" earned a chart topping $100.2 million over the holiday weekend. It's well... more »
  • Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

    April 13, 2017 7:49 AM

    Teachers selling their lesson plans online has become a booming business, driven by higher standards and other teachers willing to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested material. Top sites include Teachwise, Teacher's Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers, which says it has helped make millionaires out of about a... more »
  • 'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office

    April 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Smurfs are feeling a little blue this weekend. Studio estimates on Sunday say the third installment in Sony's animated series, "Smurfs: The Lost Village," made its box-office debut in third place, with $14 million. Featuring the voices of Demi Lovato and Joe Manganiello, the movie reportedly... more »
  • 'Boss Baby' dethrones 'Beauty and the Beast' with $49M debut

    April 2, 2017 1:06 PM

    NEW YORK - The taskmaster toddler of "Boss Baby" has dethroned Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at the box office with a $49 million debut. Studio estimates released Sunday said the DreamWorks Animation release starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-clad baby narrowly edged out the previous two-week leader. The live-action... more »
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

    March 26, 2017 12:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters. Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49 percent from its massive debut. The box-office juggernaut has earned $317 million to date... more »
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' roars with monstrous $170M debut

    March 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or... more »
  • Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

    January 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have a physical presence.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Make America Great Again' hats bring big business for Louisiana company Play Video

    January 25, 2017 10:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - It was the fashion of the campaign; a red sea of "Make America Great Again" hats could always be found at every rally for now-President Donald Trump. But did you know the heart of the operation to get those hats and other gear to supporters was located right... more »
  • 'Rogue One' tops box office for third straight weekend

    January 2, 2017 1:12 PM

    NEW YORK - The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" has led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend. The success of "Rogue One" has only further cemented a record year for the Walt Disney Co., which ran... more »
  • Amazon to start charging sales taxes on Louisiana shoppers Play Video

    December 20, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tax-free shopping on Amazon for Louisiana residents is ending. The online retail giant will start charging sales taxes on all purchases shipped to destinations in Louisiana starting Jan. 1. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that a state revenue department spokesman confirmed Amazon will begin collecting both state and local... more »
  • Lafourche Parish School Board to consider sales tax increase

    December 8, 2016 10:23 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Parish School Board has agreed to consider asking voters for a one-cent sales tax for teacher salaries and to authorize the use of bonds for school facility upgrades. Superintendent Jo Ann Mathews says the measure is a consideration at this point. The Daily Comet reports the... more »
  • Acadiana Mall to remain closed for Thanksgiving Day

    October 12, 2016 5:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Shoppers in Lafayette may have to wait until it is officially Black Friday to shop at the Acadiana Mall this year. CBL and Associates, who owns 89 regional malls including the Acadiana Mall, announced that they will close the doors to almost all of their properties until... more »
  • 'Miss Peregrine' bests 'Deepwater Horizon' at box office

    October 2, 2016 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Tim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," debuted with a hefty $28.5 million, while Peter Berg's acclaimed disaster movie "Deepwater Horizon," about the 2010 oil rig explosion, failed to tap North American moviegoers. In a crowded autumn weekend at the box office, "Miss... more »
  • Spike in 'recently damaged' homes for sale in Livingston Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2016 7:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – In one of the area’s hardest hit by August’s historic flooding, many homes are for sale. There are so many homes, realtors have now created a new category to identify them:” recently damaged homes.” “We have investors that want to come purchase some houses, so... more »
  • State returns nearly $70K in unclaimed funds to flood victim

    September 16, 2016 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of the Treasury's Unclaimed Property program has returned nearly $70,000 to a resident affected by last month's flooding. Treasurer John Kennedy, in a news release Wednesday, said a woman found $34,000 of her own money and another $35,000 in cash and stock from her... more »
  • 'Sully' lands with $35.5 million at box office

    September 11, 2016 4:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Sully" took flight in theaters this weekend and has landed with a solid $35.5 million to take the top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Clint Eastwood-directed film about the Miracle on the Hudson stars Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger,... more »
  • Louisiana lottery has record sales year

    August 23, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation ended its 2016 fiscal year with record sales. Lottery officials said in a news release Monday the year ended with $508.3 million in revenue. About $177.9 million from the lottery went back to the state during the budget year that ended June 30.... more »
  • Louisiana's sales tax holiday on Fri. and Sat.; 3 percent to be paid by shoppers Play Video

    August 2, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's annual Sales Tax Holiday is on Friday and Saturday this year, however unlike past years, customers will end up paying some tax. On Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6, shoppers will pay three percent sales tax rather than the full five percent. The... more »
  • Check out issues put damper on Amazon Prime Day sales

    July 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    On one of its biggest sales days of the year, glitches have marred Amazon’s Prime Day. Some customers are reporting difficulty making purchases because they can’t add items to their cart to check out. Amazon took to Twitter on Tuesday to address the issues angering customers looking for sweet... more »
  • Mega Millions jackpot hits $540 million for Friday drawing

    July 7, 2016 1:57 PM

    DES MOINES - The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $540 million, as brisk ticket sales fuel the estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing. Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and lead director for Mega Millions, says sales leading up to Friday's drawing have exceeded expectations resulting in the... more »
  • 'Finding Dory' blows animation record out of the water

    June 19, 2016 3:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box office gold. The Pixar sequel far-surpassed its already Ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The 2007 film "Shrek the... more »
  • Ag department in line for portion of medical marijuana sales

    June 3, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's agriculture department will get a slice of revenue from medical marijuana sales, if the governor agrees. With a 91-4 vote Friday, lawmakers in the House gave final passage to the measure giving the department up to 7 percent of the revenue, to cover agency costs of... more »
  • Edwards agrees to ban sex offenders from door-to-door sales

    June 3, 2016 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Convicted sex offenders in Louisiana won't be able to work in door-to-door sales. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced this week that the governor has signed a bill enacting the prohibition. It will take effect Aug. 1. Already in Louisiana, registered sex offenders can't drive a bus... more »
  • Senate sends bid to ban sex offender salesmen to governor

    May 19, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to bar convicted sex offenders from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana is headed to the governor's desk. The Senate unanimously supported the measure Wednesday, giving it final passage with a 37-0 vote. The House also unanimously supported the measure. If Gov. John Bel Edwards... more »
  • Captain America' tops, 'Money Monster' grabs $15 million

    May 15, 2016 2:51 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Captain America: Civil War" remains the box office winner in its second weekend in theaters, but the star-driven adult drama "Money Monster" showed some unexpected might too, earning $15 million according to studio estimates Sunday. "Civil War" took in $72.5 million from 4,226 screens, bringing its domestic... more »
  • House votes to ban sex offenders as door-to-door salesmen

    April 29, 2016 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Convicted sex offenders would be barred from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana under a proposal that sailed through the House. State representatives voted 86-0 Thursday to send the measure to the Senate. Rep. Lance Harris, an Alexandria Republican, says his bill would protect children left home... more »
  • Ag commissioner seeking 7 percent of medical marijuana sales

    April 14, 2016 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to give the state agriculture department a 7 percent cut of medical marijuana sales is advancing in the Louisiana Legislature. The bill by Rep. Major Thibaut, a New Roads Democrat, includes a list of fees that would be charged of the medicinal plant's state-sanctioned grower.... more »
  • Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. Senate

    April 13, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales of unpasteurized - or "raw" - milk. After two years of rejecting the bill, a reorganized Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 3-2 to advance to the full Senate for consideration a proposal... more »
  • New taxes go in effect on April 1st; that's no joke Play Video

    March 31, 2016 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers, drinkers, car renters and every shopper around Louisiana will be paying more for their purchases starting today. In addition to tax increases on cigarettes, alcohol and car rentals, a one percent increase in the state sales tax kicks in Friday. According to the Tax... more »
  • Chipotle co-CEOs suffer pay cuts in 2015

    March 11, 2016 7:02 PM

    US - Chipotle's top two executives suffered big pay cuts after a series of food scares sent sales plunging toward the end of 2015. But they each still took home more than $13 million. Steve Ells was given a pay package worth $13.8 million for 2015, down from $28.9 million... more »
  • Special session deadline looms at the capitol Play Video

    March 9, 2016 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A deadline looms at the state capitol. By the end of Wednesday, the special session called to deal with the state's budget woes will be over. It'll be a busy day. Lawmakers have to find another $200 million. Accomplishing that could be easier said than done; They've... more »
  • Lawmakers race against the clock to close budget gap Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROGE - The special legislative session ends Wednesday and lawmakers now have less than 48 hours to sort out the state's budget mess. Monday, they discussed raising the sales tax an extra cent until the end of the current fiscal year. There's no official proposal yet, but republicans and... more »
  • Standoff between state House, Senate impeding progress Play Video

    March 2, 2016 1:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday at the capitol, discussions over raising sin taxes stalled again, but lawmakers did make a last minute decision to approve a one cent sales tax increase. For a 3rd consecutive day, Louisiana's House of Representatives refused to take an action on two tax increases - cigarettes... more »
  • Lawmakers urged to raise state sales tax Play Video

    January 13, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers were told to face the music and raise the sales tax Wednesday. LSU professor Jim Richardson said it's one of the only ways to raise money immediately. Lawmakers have till June to raise $700-$750 million. Otherwise Medicaid, public schools and state colleges could run out... more »
  • Powerball jackpot increases again to $1.5B on strong sales

    January 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales. Lottery officials increased their estimate of the huge jackpot for the second day in a row Tuesday because of immense interest in the prize. The record-breaking Powerball jackpot could... more »
  • Livingston Parish cashing in on Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 11, 2016 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing continues to be a cash cow for Livingston Parish as the popular shopping center brought in more sales tax revenue in 2015. When comparing December 2014 to last December, Juban Crossing saw a nearly $400,000 increase in sales tax revenue with a total of $7.2... more »
  • Ascension fireworks vendors say sales are down due to weather Play Video

    December 28, 2015 6:38 PM

    ASCENSION - Local fireworks vendors say sales are down because of recent bad weather leading up to New Year's Eve. Eric Roussel, who owns several stands in Ascension Parish, says sales have dropped 50 percent every day in comparison to last year. "Because of the weather I believe,... more »
  • Shoppers take advantage of overnight sales Play Video

    December 23, 2015 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight, shoppers took advantage of stores catering to procrastinators. Cash registers are working extra at some stores where doors remain open without closing until Christmas Eve night. At Kohl's, the store has been open all night since last Wednesday. Employees signed up to work extra... more »
  • Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

    September 28, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year's early sales mark. Apple sold 10 million IPhone 6 and 6 Plus models during their first weekend last year. This year's results include sales... more »
  • State sales tax expansion possible

    September 16, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's talk around the Capitol of expanding a state sales tax for everyday items. Under the Louisiana's constitution things like groceries, gasoline, prescription drugs, and residential electric bills are exempt from a state sales tax. "Those are some of the most stable and consistent purchases consumers make,"... more »
  • LSU students race to snag season tickets as sale deadline looms Play Video

    August 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students tickets for the upcoming LSU football season are nearly gone. Tiger football fans who also attend the university have had their chance to snag their tickets since the beginning of summer, and as of the end of today, nearly 14,000 student tickets have been sold.... more »
  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    August 26, 2015 2:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them. The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer... more »
  • McDdonald's looks overseas for profits

    June 9, 2015 9:28 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- McDonald's sales were down in the U.S. last month and the company relied on overseas outlets for profit. Sales in May dropped 2% in the U.S. but rose about the same in Europe. That's not enough to make it a wash since McDonald's says overall global sales... more »
  • State sales tax exemption on hurricane items begins Saturday Play Video

    May 29, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a tax free weekend for Louisiana residents interested in purchasing hurricane supplies on Saturday and Sunday. The state sales tax holiday kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning and comes to a close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. "This is a good opportunity for... more »
  • Home sales booming in Baton Rouge

    May 3, 2015 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a buyer's market in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Experts say lower interest rates and the time of the year are reasons for the boost in home sales. "Baton Rouge is a family town. Moms are the ones that make the decision on moving,... more »
  • Baker city officials explore revenue options Play Video

    January 16, 2015 6:23 PM

    BAKER - City officials met to discuss possible ways to help Baker's budget Friday. The two biggest options looked at were an increase in property taxes and an increase in sales taxes. Right now the current sales tax is 9.5 percent. The maximum the city can charge in... more »
  • GM set sales record and still got beat

    January 14, 2015 7:48 PM

    DETROIT- General Motors set a record for worldwide sales last year but still got beat by Volkswagen. GM sold almost 10 million vehicles, but the German carmaker, Volkswagen sold 10.1 million. GM saw sales rise in North America and China but fall in Europe and in South America. ... more »
  • Carmakers finish strong in 2014

    January 5, 2015 3:47 PM

    DETROIT - Americans have been heading to car dealers in droves in recent weeks -- encouraged by a resurgent economy, holiday sales and cheap gasoline. Among the automakers reporting strong U.S. sales for December -- and for all of 2014 -- today are Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda and GM.... more »
  • WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    December 20, 2014 7:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... more »
  • 'Happy,' 'Frozen' top iTunes end of year list

    December 8, 2014 10:59 AM

    NEW YORK - The soundtrack for "Frozen" and Pharrell's viral "Happy" are the year's top-selling album and song on iTunes. Apple announced Monday that Taylor Swift's "1989," just released in October, is behind "Frozen." Coldplay's "Ghost Stories," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack... more »
  • Cyber Monday deals get stretched, crimping sales

    December 2, 2014 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday deals are being stretched out this holiday season, crimping sales on the day itself. Retailers from Target to Amazon have been offering online deals since the beginning of November, and are promising "cyber" deals all week. That seems to have put a dent in Cyber... more »
  • Local business takes advantage of Cyber Monday Play Video

    December 1, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the day many people hit the internet and punch in their credit card numbers to get the best online deals. Millions of people across the country are making their way to the Internet for Cyber Monday but some local businesses are also taking advantage of... more »
  • Shoppers make final preparations for Black Friday Play Video

    November 27, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the feasting draws to a close on Thanksgiving Day, many Baton Rouge residents will turn their attention toward hitting the stores to cash in on Black Friday savings. The Black Friday tradition of "doorbusters" where one must be at the store when it opens to... more »
  • Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

    November 19, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three... more »
  • 2 men, 29 and 47, plead guilty in red snapper sale

    October 31, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Bridge City men have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 for illegal red snapper sales in Jefferson Parish. Spokesman Adam Einck says wildlife agents bought a total of 655 pounds of red snapper from 29-year-old Yoan Hernandez... more »
  • Farmers cash in on Pumpkinmania Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Pumpkinmania hit the United States again this year. It has farmers across the country are seeing dollar signs. In addition to regular Halloween decorating, the increase in sales is due in part to the popularity of pumpkin spice, as well as pumpkin seeds, brittle and more.... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales drop in August

    September 25, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 5.7 percent in August, breaking a four-month streak of transactions outperforming 2013 numbers. According to figures released Wednesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 851 home sales that closed in August in the nine-parish area.... more »
  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    September 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and... more »
  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    September 3, 2014 10:46 AM

    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won't change, so the... more »
  • Baton Rouge area home sales post gain in July

    August 26, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
  • More schools are mixing beer, football at college stadiums

    August 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU... more »
  • NFL's top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    July 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback's No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle's... more »

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