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Edwards ends mask mandate except for some schools

Gov. John Bel Edwards said today he’s largely ending Louisiana’s nearly 3-month-old indoor mask mandate because the state has emerged from its latest coronavirus spike and is seeing lower rates of COVID-19 infection.

Louisiana to get $595M federal disaster aid for Hurricanes Laura, Delta

Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs from last year's back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the state's two U.S. senators announced today.

Louisiana ranks as 34th most entrepreneurial state

When it comes to entrepreneurship, Louisiana ranks 34th, according to a report released today by Heartland Forward.

Mountain Express Oil Co. acquires majority stake in Brothers Food Mart

Georgia-based Mountain Express Oil Co. acquired a majority stake in New Orleans-based Brothers Food Mart and purchased a majority of the Brothers convenience stores, five of which are in the Baton Rouge area, in a deal that closed Friday.

Tips for navigating your business through the supply chain crisis

Billions of dollars' worth of goods are stuck in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where 40% of the country’s shipping containers...

Broome presenting how Baton Rouge will spend $73M federal windfall on Wednesday

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration has been making the rounds with Metro Council members and trying to answer their questions in advance of Wednesday’s council meeting, at which the mayor will present her spending plan for some $73 million in federal money.

Local grocers bracing for shortages of Thanksgiving Day staples

If you’re looking to buy your Thanksgiving turkey or favorite holiday side this season, you might want to act fast.

LSU enrollment growth bucks national trend, while declines at BRCC, RPCC lead state

LSU’s fall 2020 freshman class was 9% larger than the previous year’s, while the number of new enrollees at Baton Rouge Community College and Gonzales-based River Parishes Community College fell 23% and 36%, respectively, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

What’s going on with the Old Governor’s Mansion and Preserve Louisiana?

The future of the Old Governor’s Mansion is up in the air at the moment.
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Banks wary over proposal expanding IRS’ ability to monitor accounts

Congressional Democrats have agreed to raise their proposed tax reporting threshold for bank account inflows and outflows from $600 to $10,000 a year.

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