Cleanup continues: The East Baton Rouge city-parish government announced it’s expanding its Hurricane Delta debris removal efforts by bringing on additional crews, trucks and equipment. These additional resources are part of a collaborative effort among the city-parish, Republic Services and DRC Emergency Services, the city-parish’s debris removal contractor. In the coming days, DRC Emergency Services will focus its efforts on large debris piles while Republic Services collects smaller woody waste piles that its crews can efficiently handle.
Tax break: Louisiana will have a statewide sales tax holiday this Friday and Saturday as part of an effort to provide relief for residents recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
Digital pharmacy: Online colossus Amazon opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills and have them delivered to the front door in a couple days. The potential impact of Amazon’s arrival in the pharmaceutical space rippled through that sector immediately. Before the opening bell, shares of CVS Health Corp. fell almost 7%. Walgreens and Rite Aid tumbled 10%. Read the full story.