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PAR, CABL lay out the good, the bad and the ugly from legislative session

Two of Louisiana’s leading nonpartisan policy organizations are praising some of the investments state lawmakers approved in the just-concluded session while criticizing how the sausage got made. 

Louisiana initial unemployment claims jump 13%

The number of new unemployment insurance claims filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission spiked 13% last week, the agency announced today. The commission reports that...

EBR schools superintendent named finalist for Florida post

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Sito Narcisse is one of three finalists in the search for the next superintendent of schools in Broward...

Sense of community key in luring young professionals to Baton Rouge  

Jeremy Beyt has house shopped in many different cities. His appetite for innovation has often pulled him toward coastal hubs typically seen as exclusive...

Lee Griffin, Baton Rouge business and civic leader, dies

Lee Griffin, a retired Baton Rouge banker and the former president and CEO of the LSU Foundation, has died

Baton Rouge legal sector taking ‘cautious approach’ to AI

Baton Rouge law firms want to dip their toes into the artificial intelligence pool, though many are wary about jumping in. 

Softening wage growth providing a break for small businesses owners 

The wage pressure that small business owners have been feeling for the past few months may be starting to ease, according to a new...

Workers, bosses remain at odds over merits of remote work 

If there’s an overarching truth in the workplace right now, it’s that many workers don’t want to go back to the office, while plenty of bosses say they should.

Seafood restaurant, Old Scenic Highway development on Planning Commission agenda

The Planning Commission later this month will consider a rezoning application for a new seafood restaurant on Siegen Lane as well as a pair of requests involving a proposed development near Zachary.

Baton Rouge film producers prepare to shoot their first feature

Unoriginal Films, a local film production company founded by four LSU graduates, is gearing up to produce its first feature. 

Business Lunch: Cannatella Grocery

The Mid City spot is a hidden gem at lunchtime, with a chance to pick up something from the four-item sandwich menu—and dinner while you’re at it.

Baton Rouge sees another record high for jobs but housing growth lags  

The Capital Region recorded 423,900 jobs in April, marking a consecutive record-high for the region, according to the monthly economic indicator report released today...
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Incorporate work tactics for a happier home

Frustrated by the hectic nature of home life, especially when the kids are out of school? Try organizing and managing like you're at work.
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Positive leadership is a competitive advantage, embrace it

Positive leadership is not only essential, but also a competitive advantage. And you and your team need it now more than ever.

Local collections firm is using AI to increase its revenue recovery

Baton Rouge collections firm Transfinancial Companies LLC is partnering with an AI provider to streamline its debt collection process and increase revenue recovery as...

Brian Kelly, Nick Saban among big names in DC to discuss pay for student-athletes

Some of the biggest names in college football are meeting with lawmakers this week in Washington, D.C., to encourage a federal solution for athlete...

Restrictions on carbon capture quashed in Louisiana Legislature

A handful of Louisiana lawmakers brought bills this session to address public outcry over carbon capture and sequestration projects, but their fellow legislators rejected most of their proposals. 

US applications for jobless benefits reach highest level since October 2021

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest mark since October 2021, but the labor market remains one of the healthiest parts of the U.S. economy.

5 THINGS to watch in June

Mark your calendars for these must-attend events in the month of June.

Events center proposed for Jefferson Highway near Antioch

A new events center is planned for Jefferson Highway, near the intersection of Antioch Road.