‘Too little, too late’: Baton Rouge bar owners weigh in on eased restrictions

After being shut down for essentially six months, Baton Rouge doubt reopening so close to the fourth quarter will remedy the significant damage done to their industry, especially given the restrictions.

Layoffs continue for Baton Rouge, NOLA hospitality industries

Nearly seven months after the first round of COVID-19 restrictions were issued, restaurants in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are still posting layoffs. 

Jeff Landry challenging schools, health department over COVID-19 matters 

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry challenged public schools and the Louisiana Department of Health on Sept. 24 over COVID-19 case reporting and disciplinary concerns. Landry tweeted last week that he believes Gov. John Bel Edwards...

Louisiana state government faring better than private sector on employment

While the pandemic is causing Louisiana’s private sector and local governments to shed thousands of jobs, it isn’t having the same effect on state government employment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield settlement deal could increase competition 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance group has negotiated a tentative settlement in a 2012 antitrust suit, filed on behalf of customers, that would require a payout of around $2.7 billion and curtail practices that allegedly limited competition

VBR gets travel convention feedback six months later; here’s what that means

The more than 700 people who attended the Travel South Domestic Showcase in Baton Rouge in early March rated the show as above average compared to previous shows.

After more than 30 years, Baton Rouge drainage projects one step closer to reality

Five long-overdue drainage projects in the parish that have been on the drawing board since the late 1980s appear poised to finally move forward.

Spinosa, Duplechain planning separate multifamily projects in Spanish Town

Two well-known developers are in the early stages of planning unrelated multifamily projects in the heart of historic Spanish Town.
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Viewpoint: Schools must realize we’re co-educators, not just parents

Schools must change their thinking toward parents in a pandemic-prevention world that has students remote learning from home.
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JR Ball: You win 2020, I surrender

2020—with the last straw being Hurricane Laura—is fast-becoming the worst year ever ... then again, LSU did win the college football national title.
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Riegel: Anger and stress in a time of uncertainty in Baton Rouge

We're emotionally cratering under the strain of a pandemic, a hurricane, social unrest and a presidential race, writes Editor Stephanie Riegel.

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Power Breakfast Webcast coming Oct. 21: ‘Why Do My Company’s Health Insurance Rates Keep Rising, and What Can I Do About It?’

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Business Report accepting nominations for 2021 Business Awards & Hall of Fame beginning Oct. 6

Beginning Oct. 6, Business Report will accept entries or nominations for its 2021 Business Awards & Hall of Fame. We’re looking for successful entrepreneurs, executives and...
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Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2020 events

Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that inspire leadership, provide business intelligence, recognize excellence...

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