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Amazon picks Shreveport for first robotics fulfillment center

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Amazon today announced the company’s first robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, with over 1,000 jobs and a $200 million...

Baton Rouge commercial sales up 37% from previous 6-year average

Through April 2021, the total number of commercial sales in the East Baton Rouge market is up 37% and the total dollar volume of sales is up 41% over the previous six-year averages, according to an analysis released today by local real estate firm Elifin Realty.

Louisiana’s weekly initial unemployment claims drop by 4.6%

Last week, 6,783 initial unemployment insurance claims were filed in Louisiana—a roughly 4.6% drop from the week before, according to figures released today by...

Louisiana sugarcane crop survives rough winter, wet spring

There was great concern among Louisiana sugarcane farmers that the record cold temperatures at Mardi Gras would cause significant damage. It doesn’t appear the...

LSU researchers studying benefits of robotics technology in construction industry

Two LSU professors hope their current research could one day turn robotic exoskeletons into reality in the construction space. In the process, they’ll improve...

Roundup: Climate Alliance / Nurse practitioners / Travel surge

Louisiana to join: Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to...

US Chamber of Commerce calls for ending $300 federal unemployment bonus

The disappointing April jobs report prompted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today to call for an end to the $300 federal bonus in weekly...

Is outdoor dining here to stay in Baton Rouge?

As they were planning their new restaurant, SoLou, which opened on Perkins Road in mid-March, partners Peter Sclafani, Kiva Guidroz and Michael Boudreaux made...

University stakeholders praise LSU’s choice of William Tate for president

The selection of William Tate as LSU’s next president is earning high marks from a variety of stakeholders, who say the board’s selection of an administrator with strong academic credentials who will also make history as LSU’s first Black president sends a message to the rest of the country that the beleaguered flagship is committed to turning over a new leaf.

Roundup: US hiring gains / Vaccine approval / Robocalls 

Slowing down: America’s employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to...

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