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Losing streak continues for Baton Rouge riverboat casinos

Like most of the casinos in the state, Baton Rouge’s trio of riverboat casinos mostly saw revenues decline last month, both compared to September and the year prior. 

Virus roundup …

• Gov. John Bel Edwards, prompted by rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the state, took to social media to urge Louisianans to implement...

Roundup: Federal Reserve / Data hack / Carter endorsement   

Lending programs: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday defended his decision to end several of the Federal Reserve’s key pandemic lending programs on...

Dagostino Pasta expands distribution across Greater New Orleans

Dagostino Pasta Company, the nearly 100-year-old Baton Rouge-based pasta producer, has expanded its distribution across the Greater New Orleans area. 

Virus roundup … 

• Pfizer said this morning it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process...

Roundup: US Chamber / Committee of 100 / Build Baton Rouge 

Nod to Biden: Tom Donohue—CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and longtime confidant of Republican presidents—says that Joe Biden is president-elect and President...

Virus roundup … 

• The state health department today reported 2,073 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 6,199. Hospitalizations also rose...

Roundup: EDA grant / Newspapers sold / Early voting  

LED recipient: U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2.4 million CARES...

Baton Rouge Gallery collaborates with artists on mask program

Since launching its mask program over the summer, the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art has sent artist-designed facemasks to 33 different states and as far away as Norway and Iceland. 

Virus roundup … 

• After witnessing its deadliest day since early May, the U.S. is closing in on 250,000 coronavirus fatalities. Nearly 1,900 deaths were reported Wednesday,...

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