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Coast Roast Coffee opening Magazine Street shop
News 5 days ago
Coast Roast Coffee opening Magazine Street shop

Coast Roast Coffee Shops is opening a new standalone site in Uptown New Orleans. The New Olreans-based company will open at 3618 Magazine St., near...

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Louisiana voters to consider adding oil and gas tax exemption to constitution
News 1 week ago
Louisiana voters to consider adding oil and gas tax exemption to constitution

Louisiana voters on Saturday will consider adding another tax break to the state's lengthy constitution, this time to exempt some of the equipment...

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Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores
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Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores

Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store count next year, hoping to reach shoppers who want to touch and try on its wool...

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Monroe’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Louisiana
News 2 weeks ago
Monroe’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Louisiana

The Monroe metro area's share of extreme poverty - neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level - is the...

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US long-term mortgage rates steady; 30-year at 3.65%
News 2 weeks ago
US long-term mortgage rates steady; 30-year at 3.65%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, offering a potential boon to homebuyers amid an uncertain economic outlook. Mortgage rates...

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Oil and gas lease in Montana region permanently retired
News 2 weeks ago
Oil and gas lease in Montana region permanently retired

A Texas-based oil and gas company has reached an out-of-court settlement to permanently retire its oil and gas lease south of Glacier National Park...

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Lafayette building’s residents wonder what’s next at historic hotel
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Lafayette building’s residents wonder what’s next at historic hotel

Diane Kirksey enjoys living in downtown Lafayette. She tried living other places, but it just wasn't right. There was the apartment complex off...

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Forever 21 fashion chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
News 2 weeks ago
Forever 21 fashion chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a once-hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer...

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Public hearings set for state’s $1.2B spending plan
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Public hearings set for state’s $1.2B spending plan

The Louisiana Office of Community Development is seeking public input on the state's plan for $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant...

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New deadline set for firms vying to develop New Orleans land
News 3 weeks ago
New deadline set for firms vying to develop New Orleans land

A new deadline has been set for companies vying to develop a large tract of land into a new entertainment district near the Ernest N. Morial...

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Walmart hiring 140 for distribution center in Hammond
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Walmart hiring 140 for distribution center in Hammond

Walmart is hiring about 140 associates for its distribution center in Hammond. The company, in a news release, says wages for full-time, hourly...

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US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps
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US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

U. S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still...

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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription
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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription

Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food...

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7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper
News 1 month ago
7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible...

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New Orleans plans tour supporting tax exemption amendment
News 1 month ago
New Orleans plans tour supporting tax exemption amendment

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell plans a statewide tour to support a Louisiana constitutional amendment aimed at helping the city address a...

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Legal software firm Litify opening regional office in New Orleans
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Legal software firm Litify opening regional office in New Orleans

New York City-based legal software firm Litify says it's opening a regional office in New Orleans, creating 20 jobs by the end of next year....

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World War II Museum: Half price for Louisiana residents
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World War II Museum: Half price for Louisiana residents

Louisiana residents can visit The National WWII Museum for half price during September. In a news release, the museum says this is the fifth...

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Target thrives in intense retail environment
News 2 months ago
Target thrives in intense retail environment

Target topped expectations in just about any way measureable during the second quarter as it pushed faster delivery for customers and invested...

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Grocery stores specialize to compete in crowded market
News 2 months ago
Grocery stores specialize to compete in crowded market

In the span of a typical week, Courtney Bush will often visit three, sometimes four, different supermarkets to pick up groceries for her family....

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New Louisiana legislation will impact real estate industry
News 2 months ago
New Louisiana legislation will impact real estate industry

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed several bills in to law this year that will impact the real estate interests of commercial and residential property...

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JCPenney halves losses, will begin selling used clothing
News 2 months ago
JCPenney halves losses, will begin selling used clothing

Shares of J. C. Penney surged after the ailing department store cut its quarterly losses in half and announced that it would begin selling used...

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Macy’s sends ominous signal for retailers in 2Q
News 2 months ago
Macy’s sends ominous signal for retailers in 2Q

Macy's is lowering its annual earnings guidance after the department store struggled with a big earnings miss during the second quarter as it was...

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City to put over 1,300 properties with delinquent taxes up for sale
News 2 months ago
City to put over 1,300 properties with delinquent taxes up for sale

New Orleans properties that have delinquent taxes due are scheduled to go to sale in an online auction. A tax certificate sale for over 1,300...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%
News 2 months ago
US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial...

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Louisiana ranks 39th for rental car tax rates
News 2 months ago
Louisiana ranks 39th for rental car tax rates

Louisiana finished in a tie for 39th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes - ranked from highest to lowest. Of the 44...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall
News 2 months ago
US long-term mortgage rates fall

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, edging toward three-year lows amid signals from Federal Reserve officials that they could cut their...

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4 new tenants join Hammond Square shopping center
News 3 months ago
4 new tenants join Hammond Square shopping center

A shopping center off Interstate 12 in Hammond has four new retailers. Arts and crafts specialty store Michaels, discount furnishing retailer...

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US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%
News 3 months ago
US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could...

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77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale
News 3 months ago
77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale

The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21. An Interior...

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US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health
News 3 months ago
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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