Clock is ticking: The deadline is fast approaching for teens to apply to be a part of the Baton Rouge Young Entrepreneurs Academy. YEA offers high school students an opportunity to transform their ideas into valuable enterprises, culminating in a pitch competition. The next class of 25-30 students will begin the year-long, after-school program in September. Interested students or their families can apply online before August 15.
Hiring signs: Job openings posted by U.S. employers slipped 0.7% in May, while hires that month tumbled 4.4% in a sign that the job market may be cooling slightly. The Labor Department said this morning that employers posted 7.3 million jobs in May. They hired 5.7 million, down from the record 6 million achieved in April. The report—known as job openings and labor turnover survey—suggests that employers remain optimistic about economic growth, just that their pace of expected hiring has slowed somewhat. Read the full story.
Money clip: A week ahead of the when reports are due to Louisiana’s ethics administration office, Gov. John Bel Edwards says he plans to report $9.6 million in his re-election campaign account. The two major GOP candidates in the Oct. 12 election, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, haven’t announced their latest campaign finance figures. Read the full story.