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Banks applaud changes to PPP rules, even as they push for more leniency in...

Community banks that helped thousands of small businesses access loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program during the height of the pandemic-related shutdown, are...
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Unable to work here or travel home, many LSU international students in a bind

Ongoing travel restrictions and visa limitations are keeping many of LSU’s international graduate students in the U.S. through the summer. However, federal stipulations prevent...

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• The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is hosting a live webinar today with Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning to discuss phase two reopening...

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• Louisiana reported 35 more coronavirus deaths today, but the hospitalizations continued their steady decline. Louisiana's Department of Health reported 22 fewer hospitalizations today...

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• Three area blood banks are offering a free COVID-19 antibody test with any successful blood donation. The test can indicate whether someone was...

US Senate looks to fast-track easing of PPP rules

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to expedite approval of changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, which would give small businesses more flexibility with...

Phase two gives restaurants more flexibility on spacing of tables

Restaurants and bars that serve food will have considerably more flexibility to configure their dining rooms under the new phase two guidelines.

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• East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William "Beau" Clark today announced there have been no fatalities from COVID-19 in Baton Rouge over the past...

BRAC economic dashboard shows 7% rise in hourly employment  

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released its weekly COVID-19 economic indicator dashboard that examines and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on...
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• What exactly does phase two mean? Check out the full list of recommendations from the governor’s office here.  • A technical snafu in a...

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