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  • Business owners try to fill jobs at a Saturday joint vaccination and job fair event Play Video

    May 1, 2021 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Employers are now dealing with a new crisis as the economy begins to rebound from the pandemic. Some business owners say they're struggling with finding enough staff members. To remedy this, a joint job fair and vaccination event was hosted Saturday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.... more »
  • Amazon paid more than $17M for Cortana Mall site

    March 8, 2021 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Amazon paid at least $17.25 million for the Mall of Cortana and surrounding properties where it plans to build its next distribution center, according to documents filed with the city-parish government. Paperwork filed at the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's Office says the online retail... more »
  • Ice storm keeps St. Franscisville businesses closed for two days Play Video

    February 16, 2021 10:20 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Children in a St. Francisville neighborhood spent the day playing in a rare icy snowfall on the coldest Fat Tuesday in history, while the ice storm kept the town in its grip. "They woke up saying it's snowing y'all! It's snowing wake up, wake up very... more »
  • Grant program opening for Louisiana virus-harmed businesses Play Video

    July 28, 2020 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana small businesses that have been hammered by the coronavirus outbreak and haven’t received federal aid can start applying Tuesday for grants up to $15,000 to cover pandemic-related expenses, under a program created by state lawmakers. Grants in the $275 million, federally financed Main... more »
  • Twitter says it will allow employees to work from home 'forever'

    May 12, 2020 5:31 PM

    Social media giant Twitter announced Tuesday that it plans to let all employees continue working from home for the foreseeable future if they wish, even after its offices reopen. In a statement released Tuesday, the company the past few months of having staff almost entirely remote "have proven we... more »
  • Baton Rouge Zoo announces plans to start reopening next week

    May 12, 2020 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo will officially begin allowing visitors back starting Monday, May 18. BREC officials announced Tuesday that the zoo will first open to 'Friends of the Zoo' members only from May 18 to May 20. All guest will be allowed back starting May 21... more »
  • La. casinos will reopen next week with new rules in place

    May 12, 2020 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's casinos will not immediately reopen when the governor's current stay-at-home order expires this Friday. The chairman of Louisiana's Gaming Control Board says they will remain closed until Monday, May 18. That is due largely to revised floor plans for gambling spaces needing to be approved.... more »
  • Businesses trying to find as many masks as possible ahead of Friday's requirement Play Video

    April 29, 2020 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leading up to Friday's extension of the current s tay-at-home order , countless businesses are making sure they have everything to continue serving customers. That includes those all-important masks. In some cases, getting those is easier said than done. "I think it's one of those... more »
  • Ascension Chamber of Commerce working to help businesses get back on their feet Play Video

    April 14, 2020 6:33 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Chamber of Commerce said it has been busy in recent weeks trying to help businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. That includes being an information and resource hub for many of the mom-and-pop businesses that have been crippled as a result of the severe economic downturn.... more »
  • Man wanted for allegedly breaking into coin machines at Hammond businesses

    July 19, 2017 3:35 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department is investigating incidents of coin machines being broken into at several businesses. According to the police department, the businesses are car washes and laundromats located in the city. The suspect is described as a white man with a tattoo... more »
  • Owner of tax preparation businesses accused of defrauding state for second time

    April 10, 2017 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The owner of a chain of tax preparation businesses faces fraud charges after the Louisiana Department of Revenue says he schemed to defraud the state of payroll taxes and inflated income tax refunds. Leroi Gorman Jackson, owner of Taxman Financial Services, LLC, is accused of withholding... more »
  • Survey: US companies add 263K jobs in March, most in 2 years

    April 5, 2017 8:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years last month, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 263,000 jobs in March, the most since December 2014. That is up from 245,000 in... more »
  • Trump says he'll leave businesses before Jan. 20

    December 12, 2016 11:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says he is leaving his businesses before Jan. 20 so he can "focus full time" on being president. He says on Twitter that his sons Don and Eric, along with other executives, will manage the companies, and adds, "No new deals will be done during my... more »
  • Flood aid for renters, small businesses backed by task force

    December 2, 2016 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's flood recovery task force is recommending a small slice of the disaster relief aid approved by Congress be spent on financial assistance to small businesses and renters. The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the proposals Friday, which would spend the remaining $32 million of the $438... more »
  • Trump slams media for questioning business ties

    November 21, 2016 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump is appearing to deny that he is using the powers of his future office to benefit his businesses worldwide. Trump took to Twitter Monday night to say it was "well-known" that he has properties across the globe. He blamed the media for raising questions... more »
  • Local businesses in Denham discuss how to stay resilient after the flood Play Video

    September 20, 2016 9:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Some small businesses owners is Livingston Parish wanted to ensure locals remember how important the small shops are in the community. Tonight, local bookstore owner John Cavelier and his wife brought together small business owners and other community members to discuss keeping the small shops resilient after... more »
  • Fund awards $350K in grants to small businesses recovering from flood

    September 12, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund has awarded $350,000 in grants to 57 small businesses impacted by last month's flooding. Within the first week alone, the grant program awarded received more than 600 applicants. Some grant recipients specified that they would use the funding to pay employees... more »
  • Homeland Security official to visit Louisiana

    August 17, 2016 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The White House says Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit Louisiana on Thursday to review the federal government's response to the widespread flooding that has damaged tens of thousands of businesses and houses. Spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman says President Barack Obama also spoke with FEMA Administrator Craig... more »
  • 3 businesses moving into LSU's research labs

    July 29, 2016 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three new tenants have moved or are moving into the research labs at LSU Innovation Park. Nano Meda/Meda BioTech LLC and Ayurvedic Doc started operations in the research facility this month and Endeavor Power Technologies LLC is moving into the park next month. Nano Meda is... more »
  • Businesses up and running around shooting scene

    July 18, 2016 8:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around a shooting that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are reopening as police continue investigating the scene. Customers were buying coffee and breakfast sandwiches Monday at a B-Quik convenience store near where officers first engaged the gunman less than 24 hours earlier.... more »
  • Bills to lessen business tax breaks still alive Play Video

    June 20, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two tax bills that could raise more than $70 million for next year's budget will be considered by the Louisiana House. They are likely the last proposals that could win final passage in the special session to help lessen budget cuts. The measures would scale back some... more »
  • Metro Council to consider smoking ban in Baton Rouge businesses Play Video

    March 18, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Metro Council is getting ready to discuss a smoking ban in casinos and bars in Baton Rouge. A smoke-free campaign in the community caught the council's attention and they decided to consider extending the ban to all businesses. Joe Hall owns Phil Brady's Bar in Baton... more »
  • Businesses see green with LSU game moving to Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 7, 2015 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses near the Northgate district at LSU are seeing green following the announcement that the LSU and South Carolina Game will be played in the Capital City. The announcement came just before 11 a.m. The game is being moved here since South Carolina is dealing with... more »
  • Shark Tank - Fridays @ 8 p.m.

    June 10, 2015 1:30 PM

    In Shark Tank , the Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and... more »
  • BP seeks cuts in settlement program's budget

    September 12, 2013 9:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill. In a court filing Wednesday, BP attorneys said claims administrator Patrick Juneau... more »

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