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Roundup: CATS upgrades / Vaccine volunteers / Netflix subscribers

Safe payments: The Capital Area Transit System in Baton Rouge has received $337,500 in federal funding for a technology upgrade aimed at making the...

News alert: ExxonMobil proposing $240M upgrade to Baton Rouge refinery 

ExxonMobil is proposing a more than $240 million investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery that will include upgrades and installation of new technology and equipment designed to make the facility more competitive and efficient.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. considering potential $1B complex in Geismar 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. is studying the feasibility of building a methyl methacrylate manufacturing complex in Geismar.

News alert: Metro Council doesn’t get enough votes to allow bars to reopen

A move to allow East Baton Rouge Parish bars to reopen under the state’s phase three guidelines unexpectedly failed to pass through the Metro Council during a brief special meeting this afternoon, delaying the timeline for local bars to begin operating.

News alert: NY investor group, with help from Peyton and Eli Manning, acquires BBQGuys

A New York-based private equity group, Brand Velocity Partners, is the new owner of Baton Rouge-based BBQ Guys, the nation’s largest e-retailer of high-end barbeque grills, grilling accessories and outdoor kitchen products.

News alert: LSU CFO Dan Layzell leaving for small liberal arts college

LSU Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dan Layzell is leaving for Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where he has accepted a position as vice president, COO and CFO.

News alert: Baton Rouge metro to recover lost jobs from pandemic by 2022, economist...

A surge in industrial construction is projected to help the Baton Rouge metro economy to recover by 2022 the significant number of jobs lost this year due to COVID-19.

News alert: Louisiana moving into phase three on Friday

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced this morning that Louisiana will be moving into phase three of its reopening plan on Friday. 

Correction: Roedel Parsons remains full-service law firm

Roedel Parsons has not disbanded and remains a full-service law firm, contrary to an inaccurate headline in the Friday (Sept. 4) edition of Daily...

News alert: Trader Joe’s panhandler ‘unarmed, out of arm’s reach’ when fatally shot, police...

A 61-year-old panhandler was “unarmed and out of arm’s reach” of 24-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed him Saturday evening in the parking lot outside Trader Joe’s on Perkins Road.