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What happened to Hive Pizza? Baton Rouge brand seemingly done

Although there was no official announcement, Baton Rouge-based Hive Pizza has quietly closed its last restaurant in the area. Google labels Hive Pizza’s Siegen Lane...

Roundup: Crawfish industry / IRS targets high earners / Mayoral race

Seeking federal aid: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has asked the federal government to help the state’s crawfish industry. It’s the latest...

The muffuletta unwrapped: Secrets of Louisiana’s famous sandwich

Born in the early 1900s in New Orleans, the muffuletta can now be found across the globe.  As 225 shows in its newest episode of...

Nepotism is alive and well in the workplace

A new survey indicates that companies value a candidate’s connections more than their skills, Inc., reports. Global recruiter Robert Walters surveyed 6,000 professionals in North...

Japanese chemical company announces $500M Louisiana facility

UBE Corp., a Japanese chemical company, announced Thursday that it plans to build a $500 million manufacturing facility for key electric vehicle battery components...

Are you managing too many people? Here’s how to navigate

Managing a large team effectively can be a challenge. It’s not always clear whether you’ve reached your breaking point, or if everyone on your...

Mockler is expanding into southwest and central Louisiana

The executives of Mockler Beverage announced Thursday morning that the company has purchased Southwest Beverage Company, the Anheuser-Busch distributor in Lake Charles, Alexandria and...

Roundup: Foreign car parts / Unemployment / Best Buy

We’re looking into it: President Joe Biden has ordered the Commerce Department to investigate foreign-made software in cars, saying the technology could be remotely...

City leaders split on new event venue proposal

Metro Council members are split on LSU's plan for a new $300 million entertainment and sports center to be built, WBRZ-TV reports.  The new arena,...

Gun expansion law clears Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana's law-abiding adults soon will be able to legally carry concealed handguns without permits or training after the Legislature gave final passage to a...

Rolfe McCollister: Gov. Landry is the man who wants to be king  

Louisiana has had governors who want to rule rather than serve.  Even those without the monarchical drive have significant power in our state, what with...

Get the latest on the lawsuit seeking to overturn Louisiana’s new congressional map

A hearing has been set for April 8 and 9 on a federal lawsuit filed in January to overturn Louisiana’s new congressional district map,...

US economy grew in Q4 but at a slightly slower pace than originally estimated

The U.S. economy grew at a robust 3.2% annual pace from October through December, propelled by healthy consumer spending, reports The Associated Press.  The figure...

The Baton Rouge mayoral race is heating up

With Baton Rouge’s 2024 mayoral election fast approaching, it seems that a couple of potential candidates are gearing up to throw their hats in...

Roundup: Concealed carry / Mitch McConnell / Faster drug testing 

Locked and loaded: A bill that would remove the permit requirement for concealed handgun carry in Louisiana has received final approval from the Legislature...

Louisiana lawmakers briefed on carbon capture issues

Residents vomiting in the street, and others unresponsive, while emergency vehicles stalled due to a lack of oxygen, is how Jerry Briggs described the...

Why colleges are bringing back standardized test score requirements

The pandemic spawned a number of social experiments by necessity. One of them was a profound change in higher education: Schools stopped requiring applicants...

Jude’s closes Burbank restaurant but plans to reopen at a new location

Jude’s Hot Chicken and Shrimp on Burbank closed its doors Wednesday, the restaurant announced on Instagram. The restaurant opened in the former Off the Hook...

Marem shifting to online-only sales

The owners of Baton Rouge-based Marem announced they will close their storefront this fall and shift sales of the boutique online.  Marem was launched in...

Desk workers are increasingly turning to AI

The interest and adoption of AI tools in the workplace have skyrocketed over the last year, and recent surveys indicate that the growth has...