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US companies increasingly looking overseas for growth

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Strain: Farmland preservation key to continued agricultural success in La.

As the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry announced earlier this year, the state's agriculture industry has doubled in just under...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Delgado says he expects Roper to take new attorney position OK'd by council

While all the attention at Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting was focused on the heated debate over the so-called fairness ordinance, the council did tend to a handful of other noteworthy items. Among them: It voted 9-2 to create a new attorney...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Two warehouses on South Choctaw sell for $600,000

Dallas-based Purvis Industries, the parent company of several industrial service companies, has acquired two office warehouses on South Choctaw Drive, according to land records filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court. The...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See local children perform in ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Take a trip to Never Land as participants in the Disney's Peter Pan Jr. musical production camp perform this weekend. The production, based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film, will be performed entirely by the young...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Family

Metro Council to consider banning firearms from City Hall

Among a number of high-profile issues before the Metro Council this week, the council will introduce Wednesday an amendment to the city-parish code of ordinances to bar possession of firearms or other weapons in the City Hall building, located at...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

LSU lakes need dredging to keep from returning to swampland, report says

The University and City Park lakes, as well as three of the four smaller lakes surrounding them, are too shallow and need to be deepened or they will eventually revert into swampland. That's according to the results of a study from Baton Rouge-based...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Library board to hire two consultants to evaluate potential south branch sites

The library board is expected to sign two contracts this week with firms that will help the board evaluate in more detail five potential sites for a new south Baton Rouge branch library. The contracts—one for a desktop engineering assessment,...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

City-parish closing in on completion of home buyouts near wastewater treatment plant

With the closing of five more properties last week, Baton Rouge has now completed about three-fourths of planned home buyouts as part of a plan to create a buffer zone around the North Baton Rouge Waste Water Treatment Plant. The most recent...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Watch 'em rise

Watch 'em rise

In 1972, a local restaurant owner named Frank Dedman Sr. made a life-changing decision. Eight years earlier, in 1964, he had opened a drive-in eatery that sold car-side burgers, po-boys and homemade ice cream.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

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