News roundup: La. weekly rig count up six … LSU the leader in underclassmen lost to NFL draft … Investar’s Q2 earnings fall
On the up and up: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in Louisiana is up six this week. In its latest weekly report, released this afternoon, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number...
DATE: July 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Inspired by crisp cucumber and succulent Louisiana blue crab, this pick-up hors d'oeuvre is the perfect summertime party food. Bite into tender flakes of dressed crabmeat tucked neatly in a cucumber “cup” and garnished with fresh herbs...
DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Spatula Diaries
Restaurant IPO (421 Third St.) hosts a tasting next Thursday,...
DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Calendar
Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos collectively won about $22.5 million from gamblers in June, about $1.1 million, or 4.7%, less than they took in during the month last year. According to figures released today by the Louisiana Gaming Control...
DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health care firm, has been advised by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission that an investigation into the company's operations and participation in the Medicare program has been completed and no...
DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Louisiana's job market softened in June, as the unemployment rate rose for a second month in a row. The state's jobless rate rose to 5% from 4.9% in May. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4% in June 2013. A separate survey shows employers added...
DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: Shell announces new Gulf discovery … FCC is deluged with comments on net neutrality rules … Foreign holdings of US treasury debt rise in May to $5.98T
There's a world going on underground: Shell Oil Co. on Tuesday announced an offshore discovery in the Gulf of Mexico it believes contains 100 million barrels of oil equivalent. FuelFix.com reports the discovery was made about 75...
DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: Group of BR citizens working to find good school board members … Feds say La. collected $7M too much in enrollment bonus … US retail sales tick up 0.2% in June
Power in numbers: A group of concerned citizens in Baton Rouge have formed a new group called BR 10, aiming to "reduce some of the barriers for exceptional leaders to run for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board" in the upcoming...
DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter. A survey by the National Association for Business...
DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: BTR lands national award for TV spot … More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected … News outlets reduce reporter staffing at statehouses
Flying high: A TV commercial for Baton Rouge Metro Airport has landed the airport a national award from the Airports Council International–North America, which represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and...
DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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