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Amended education savings account bill passes Louisiana House

An amended education savings account bill has passed the Louisiana House of Representatives, The Center Square reports.  The legislation returns to the Senate for concurrence...

ConocoPhillips buying Marathon Oil in a $17.1B deal

Oil giant ConocoPhillips announced on Wednesday it is acquiring Marathon Oil in an all-stock deal valued at $17.1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.  The...

Lingering forces from the pandemic are still causing inflationary pressure

Hopes for interest rate cuts this year by the Federal Reserve are steadily fading, with a stream of recent remarks by Fed officials underscoring...

How is the labor market looking for Baton Rouge restaurants?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the restaurant industry’s labor market. Overall restaurant industry employment in the U.S. shrank...

Tellurian finds a buyer to acquire upstream assets

Tellurian Inc. and Aethon Energy Management LLC announced on Wednesday morning that Aethon will acquire Tellurian’s integrated upstream assets for $260 million.  The acquisition also...

Roundtable with queen visiting Baton Rouge set for Thursday morning

Nexus Louisiana, in collaboration with state Sen. Regina Barrow, is hosting a private entrepreneurial roundtable with the queen of the largest kingdom in Uganda...

Roundup: Ethics legislation / St. George / Online learning partnership 

Landry gains more power: Louisiana lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to give Gov. Jeff Landry control over the Louisiana Board of Ethics, just a few months...

Mobile gaming continues to grow in Louisiana as April numbers show

While overall gaming revenues were down in Louisiana last month, mobile gaming collections continue to grow, the Center Square reports.  Mobile gaming, currently dominating the...

Slow US housing market has real estate agents leaving the field in droves

Harsh conditions have slowed the U.S. housing market, which has forced real estate agents to leave the field, The Washington Post reports. The industry swelled...

This recession indicator appears to no longer hold true

One of Wall Street’s favorite recession indicators looks broken, The Wall Street Journal reports. The inverted yield curve, where yields on short-term Treasurys exceed those...

Roundup: Gonzales tax millage / Food deserts / Voting machines

Let’s talk about it: The Gonzales City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss potential changes to millage rates. The meeting...

The Peach Cobbler Factory is coming to Zachary

The Peach Cobbler Factory is opening a location in Zachary, according to a Facebook post from Zachary District 3 Council member Ambre DeVirgilio. Known for...

‘LaPolitics’: Legislative spending bills prepped for passage

The final days of the state appropriations process can sometimes be filled with suspense when there are deep cuts to be made, or lots...

US durable goods orders defy economists’ predictions

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment rose more than expected last month, indicating companies are still making long-term investments despite an uncertain...

See what pizzeria is opening its first Capital Region location

The first Marco’s Pizza location in the Capital Region is coming to Burbank Drive near the Gardere intersection, according to sales documents filed Thursday...

It’s official: Universities will now be able to pay athletes directly

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the five most prominent athletic conferences agreed to a $2.77 billion settlement of a class-action lawsuit on Thursday,...

Roundup: LaWallet / Teacher pay / Walmart

Good at airports: Louisiana travelers with the LA Wallet app can now use their valid digital ID or mobile driver's license for proof of...

Bill that would shield certain government records from public fails to advance 

A bill that would allow local governments to hide records related to business negotiations from the public failed to secure passage on Tuesday, Louisiana...

Roundup: Public record fees / Superdome renovations / Aptim

Student funds: A bill prohibiting colleges and universities from charging their student media outlets for public records passed through the Louisiana Senate on Thursday...

Here’s what NOAA is saying about the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters are predicting an above-normal hurricane season thanks to near-record warm waters in the Atlantic Ocean and La Nina conditions...