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Off-price Macy’s store headed to Lakeside Shopping Center
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Off-price Macy’s store headed to Lakeside Shopping Center

Macy's is bringing its off-price store to Metairie. Macy's Backstage is set to open April 13 at Lakeside Shopping Center, a news release said. The...

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City Planners OK 150-unit mixed-income development in Bywater
News 3 months ago
City Planners OK 150-unit mixed-income development in Bywater

City planners have signed off on a proposed mixed-use development in Bywater. The City Planning Commission voted 7-2 on Tuesday to back a 150-unit...

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US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious
News 3 months ago
US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

U. S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and...

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Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms
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Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced...

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Top Construction Projects: On the Radar
News 3 months ago
Top Construction Projects: On the Radar

Two local film studios are using a new incentive program to do business. Deep South Studios, a TV, film and digital media production facility in...

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Port Fourchon expansion project complete
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Port Fourchon expansion project complete

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has completed a $12 million slip expansion project at Port Fourchon, which serves 90 percent of offshore,...

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Dollar Tree to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores
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Dollar Tree to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores

Dollar Tree is closing up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebranding about 200 others under the Dollar Tree name. The company closed 84...

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Timeshare company buys apartment building in CBD
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Timeshare company buys apartment building in CBD

A Florida firm has acquired The Maritime, an apartment building in the Central Business District that was constructed in 1893 as New Orleans' first...

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US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December
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US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December

Sales of new U. S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate...

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Penney closes more stores as sales deteriorate
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Penney closes more stores as sales deteriorate

J. C. Penney is closing more stores after a weak holiday sales season. Net income tumbled nearly 70 percent and revenue slid 8 percent in the...

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CarMax opens store in Kenner
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CarMax opens store in Kenner

CarMax, the Fortune 500 used car dealership, has opened a store in Kenner. The 48,000-square-foot dealership is located at 1601 32nd St. near the...

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Stocks inch up on conflicting US economic data, Fed remarks
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Stocks inch up on conflicting US economic data, Fed remarks

The indexes slipped shortly following the opening bell after the government reported that the number of homes being built last month plunged to the...

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Macy’s announces multi-year restructuring plan
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Macy’s announces multi-year restructuring plan

Macy's announced a multiyear money saving restructuring program that it says will pare down its management structure and make the department store...

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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores
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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U. S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and...

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Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity
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Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why...

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Community Coffee firmly in family hands at 100
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Community Coffee firmly in family hands at 100

The desire to serve a good cup of coffee was the seed that sprouted Community Coffee Co. 100 years ago, and it is what keeps the Saurage family's...

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Shipyard doesn’t meet investment target, incentive deal ends
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Shipyard doesn’t meet investment target, incentive deal ends

Mississippi officials say they have voided an incentive deal with a Louisiana shipbuilder because planned investments and hiring never occurred....

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GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87M
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GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87M

General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part...

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Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December
News 4 months ago
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December

U. S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales...

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HRI Properties’ new project: Dual-branded Hyatt hotels in Florida
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HRI Properties’ new project: Dual-branded Hyatt hotels in Florida

HRI Properties has started construction on its latest project, dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt hotels in downtown Tampa, Florida. The New...

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American Can renovation, expansion completed
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American Can renovation, expansion completed

An Atlanta firm has finished a year-long process of renovating and expanding retail space in the American Can building on Orleans Avenue in Mid...

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Toys R US plans second act under new name
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Toys R US plans second act under new name

Toys R Us fans in the U. S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive...

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Apple’s top retail exec to leave amid iPhone sales slowdown
News 4 months ago
Apple’s top retail exec to leave amid iPhone sales slowdown

Apple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects...

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Former Good Shepherd School to become offices, apartments
News 4 months ago
Former Good Shepherd School to become offices, apartments

A former school in the Central Business District is set to become office space and apartments. According to permit documents filed with the city,...

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Louis Vuitton opens store in New Orleans
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Louis Vuitton opens store in New Orleans

Louis Vuitton has opened a standalone store in New Orleans. The French retailer famous for its logo handbags has opened in The Shops at Canal Place...

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Algiers apartment complex changes hands
News 4 months ago
Algiers apartment complex changes hands

An Algiers apartment complex that once housed U. S. Navy families has been purchased by local real estate developers who plan to renovate the units...

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Cafe du Monde opens food truck during renovations
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Cafe du Monde opens food truck during renovations

A famous New Orleans coffee shop is using a food truck to bring its beignets to City Park while its recently acquired cafe in Casino Building is...

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Nungesser urges Louisiana residents to travel their state
News 4 months ago
Nungesser urges Louisiana residents to travel their state

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Louisiana’s chief tourism ambassador, has an idea for where his state’s residents should vacation: close to home. As part...

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Announcing 2019 CityBusiness event deadlines
News 4 months ago
Announcing 2019 CityBusiness event deadlines

Leadership in Law nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, February 4. Leadership in Law recognizes legal professionals in four categories: firm...

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Charity Hospital redevelopment agreement faces Friday vote
News 4 months ago
Charity Hospital redevelopment agreement faces Friday vote

Plans to redevelop Charity Hospital are moving forward as the LSU Board of Supervisors prepares to vote Friday on an agreement with the team chosen...

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