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US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health
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US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health

U. S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded. The...

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3 steps to keep ‘solo agers’ happier and safer
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3 steps to keep ‘solo agers’ happier and safer

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview "solo agers" - people, either single...

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Louisiana treasurer withholding $25M planned for budget
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Louisiana treasurer withholding $25M planned for budget

Treasurer John Schroder said he won't let Louisiana spend $25 million from the state's unclaimed property account for general operating expenses...

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Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid
News 2 weeks ago
Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store's sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 3.73%
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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 3.73%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which...

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High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B
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High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The...

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Gene’s Po-Boys, iconic New Orleans eatery, closing in July
News 3 weeks ago
Gene’s Po-Boys, iconic New Orleans eatery, closing in July

A New Orleans po-boy shop featured in "The Simpsons" and a video by Drake is serving up its last sandwiches this summer. The New Orleans Advocate...

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People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards
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People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

The Ehrhardt Group has hired Tiffany Hawken as senior account executive. Concordia Architects has announced the addition of Zack Banks to a full...

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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping
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US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that recent worries about cautious consumers dragging on growth may have been...

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Louisiana retailers will have to apply to sell CBD products
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Louisiana retailers will have to apply to sell CBD products

Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says it will release applications for retailers who want to sell CBD products on June 17. A...

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Intake process starts for sinking island off Louisiana coast
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Intake process starts for sinking island off Louisiana coast

Residents of an island near Louisiana that's sinking into the Gulf of Mexico are working with legal representatives and case managers hoping to...

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Target’s online game is on target
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Target’s online game is on target

An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer exceeded first quarter expectations on just about...

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New York firm acquires 23 buildings in New Orleans area, Baton Rouge
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New York firm acquires 23 buildings in New Orleans area, Baton Rouge

New York real estate investment management firm Briar Meads Capital has acquired 23 buildings in the New Orleans area and Baton Rouge, representing...

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J.C. Penney and Kohl’s struggle in fiscal 1st quarter
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J.C. Penney and Kohl’s struggle in fiscal 1st quarter

J. C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead....

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New Orleans set to strongly limit short-term rentals
News 2 months ago
New Orleans set to strongly limit short-term rentals

The New Orleans City Council is set to ban "whole-Home" short-term vacation rentals in much of the city. Members were set to meet Thursday to...

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Excellence in Construction and Real Estate nominations due May 20
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Excellence in Construction and Real Estate nominations due May 20

Excellence in Construction & Real Estate recognizes professionals that have created a positive impact in the areas of investment, jobs created or...

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Experts to discuss North Shore real estate, economic outlook
News 2 months ago
Experts to discuss North Shore real estate, economic outlook

The outlook for the North Shore real estate market and its impact on economic development will be discussed at an upcoming seminar presented by The...

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Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash
News 2 months ago
Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a...

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Ernst & Young hiring 200 for expanded New Orleans office
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Ernst & Young hiring 200 for expanded New Orleans office

Ernst & Young is hiring 200 workers for a new executive support center in its Central Business District office. The expansion at the accounting...

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Landlord who wouldn’t lease to Muslim pair must pay $675,000
News 2 months ago
Landlord who wouldn’t lease to Muslim pair must pay $675,000

A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person … good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a...

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Discount grocer buys vacant Slidell Toys R Us building
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Discount grocer buys vacant Slidell Toys R Us building

The shuttered Toys R Us building on Northshore Boulevard in Slidell will have new life following an international discount grocer's purchase of the...

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Community meeting set for 150-unit development in Bywater
News 2 months ago
Community meeting set for 150-unit development in Bywater

The city of New Orleans is looking for more community input on a mixed-use development in Bywater that has drawn concern over its size. City...

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Submit an Excellence in Construction and Real Estate nomination today
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Submit an Excellence in Construction and Real Estate nomination today

Excellence in Construction & Real Estate recognizes professionals that have created a positive impact in the areas of investment, jobs created or...

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St. Tammany office market remains stable in 2018
News 3 months ago
St. Tammany office market remains stable in 2018

The North Shore continues to feel less strain from a years-long oil industry downturn, and that has translated to better occupancy stability and a...

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Fred’s to close 14 underperforming stores in Louisiana, 159 nationwide
News 3 months ago
Fred’s to close 14 underperforming stores in Louisiana, 159 nationwide

Fred's Inc. says it will close 159 underperforming and unprofitable stores in 13 states by the end of May. The Memphis-based company said in a news...

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Walmart plans $73M upgrade of Louisiana stores
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Walmart plans $73M upgrade of Louisiana stores

Walmart says it anticipates spending $73 million to remodel 15 stores in Louisiana and expand new technology such as Pick-Up Towers and Voice Order...

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Rats, leaks, urine: Life in New Orleans low-rent housing
News 3 months ago
Rats, leaks, urine: Life in New Orleans low-rent housing

One tenant catches rats in spring-loaded traps. Another tries to open her oven door - and it comes off in her hands. So goes another day at Peace...

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Rouses headquarters to move, to open distribution center
News 3 months ago
Rouses headquarters to move, to open distribution center

Rouses Markets, a grocery store chain with stores across the Gulf Coast, is moving its headquarters. The Courier reports the chain will move its...

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Whole Foods shopping center in Metairie changes hands
News 3 months ago
Whole Foods shopping center in Metairie changes hands

The Whole Foods Plaza in Metairie has been purchased by a local developer for $16.1 million, with no plans for any immediate changes. New Orleans...

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Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief’s $50-a-night condo deal
News 3 months ago
Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief’s $50-a-night condo deal

The U. S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports of ex-Environmental Protection Agency...

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