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Dismukes: Worst of oil supply challenges behind us  

While the current excess of oil supply has led to challenges across the energy sector, the worst of the crisis is very likely behind...

Louisiana partners with Shopify to launch e-commerce initiative for small business

State officials have announced the launch of an e-commerce initiative—LASmallBizOnline.com, which aims to give Louisiana’s small businesses a more competitive edge by helping to...

Virus roundup …  

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

Roundup: Tropical storm / SASSO / NBA season 

Cristobal eyes Louisiana: The National Hurricane Center forecast for Tropical Storm Cristobal still has Louisiana in its crosshairs for landfall. While Cristobal has already...

‘225’ highlights black-owned restaurants in Baton Rouge 

On Sunday, hundreds of people from across Baton Rouge joined together for a peaceful protest at the state Capitol. Marchers called for justice after...

Louisiana lawmakers dealing with error in tort legislation language

After a last-minute scramble to pass the business lobby's top priority for the regular session, Republican legislators quickly realized they mangled the language of...

Louisiana small businesses get 1-year suspension of corporate franchise tax

Corporate franchise taxes for small businesses will be suspended for the next year under a resolution adopted in the final hours of the Louisiana...

Virus roundup … 

• 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...

Roundup: Internet privacy / Service sector growth / 737 Max oversight 

Google sued: Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions...

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