Will be shut down Tuesday, Wednesday: A section of Staring Lane will be closed during portions of Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to accommodate work on a Green Light project to widen the street. The section between Perkins Road and Hyacinth Avenue will close for eight 10-minute periods between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. over the two-day period. Officials say the closures are needed for Entergy to move old overhead power lines. This Green Light project involves four-laning Staring and installing a median and sidewalks.
Big deal: Online marketplace operator EBay says it will pay $2.4 billion for GSI Commerce, which operates websites for retailers like Toys R Us and Bath & Body Works. EBay Inc., which runs its namesake site where users buy and sell items through auctions and fixed-price “Buy it Now” formats as well as online payments service PayPal, hopes the acquisition will bolster its ability to connect buyers and sellers around the world. It could also help eBay become more of a threat to Amazon.com Inc. GSI runs websites, packs and ships products, and offers interactive marketing services to a variety of retailers. It has long-term contracts with 180 retailers, including Radio Shack, Ace Hardware and American Eagle Outfitters.