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Stay safe from hackers while working remotely

While Zoom, Slack and other computer applications have become essential tools for companies managing a remote workforce, a local cybersecurity expert warns that the...

How to get a small business loan under the CARES Act

A network of community banks and financial institutions is gearing up to implement one of the most ambitious economic relief programs in U.S. history...

Roundup: Methanex plant / LALumina layoffs / Off the Hook 

Under evaluation: After decisions to idle plants in Trinidad and Chile, Methanex is “evaluating all capital and operating spending,” including its third methanol plant...

Virus roundup …

• Our Lady of the Lake today announced it’s opening a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at its Livingston Campus. This testing site is open...

White Star Market among coronavirus casualties as closure becomes permanent

White Star Market, the Mid City food hall shuttered due to coronavirus mitigation measures, has notified its landlord it will not reopen—even after the...

Virus response: Red Stick Spice turns to live videos to keep business cooking

Red Stick Spice Company has launched a handful of new services and products this month to keep Baton Rouge in the kitchen.  With so many...

Voting for Best of 225 ends Thursday

Local businesses need support right now, but beyond ordering takeout from a Baton Rouge restaurant or shopping at a locally owned establishment, there are...
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BRAC releases economic indicator dashboard measuring COVID-19 impact 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released a COVID-19 dashboard that examines and assesses the impact of the novel coronavirus on the regional economy....

Ex-contractor who allegedly took advantage of flood victims selling COVID-19 help 

Matthew Morris, who served jail time and lost his contractor's license for activities in the aftermath of the August 2016 flood, has opened a...

State’s unemployed claims could spike soon, economist warns

Nearly 266,000 people are currently out of work in Louisiana because of COVID-19, local economist Loren Scott estimates.  It’s a significant spike from the reported...

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