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Louisiana in middle of U.S. data breach pack

Nearly two-thirds of American adults report having been personally caught up in a major data breach, and more than 40% have dealt with fraudulent credit card charges. Last year alone, the Federal Trade Commission says...
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If not tort reform, what’s the Louisiana solution to high auto insurance rates?

If state leaders want to score an election-year win with both the public and the business community, they would find a way to lower Louisiana’s notoriously high auto insurance rates. That’s easier said, however, than...
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Baton Rouge residential market off to promising start

The Capital Region residential market is off to a relatively promising start in 2019, year-to-date figures through April show. Though home total sales in the nine-parish metro area are down by 2.3%, that’s really...
Eiad Asbahi short selling
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Don’t sell Eiad Asbahi short

From a suite of swank, sun-drenched offices above an art gallery in Studio Park, hedge fund manager Eiad Asbahi has been waging a proxy war for control of a little-known pharmaceutical company, whose stock...
IEM Restore Louisiana
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State withholds $1.3M from IEM over Restore Louisiana issues

Though Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has applauded the performance of the $1.6 billion Restore Louisiana program—a federally funded initiative to get victims of the August 2016 flood back into their homes, the state...

Savvy women know their finances

Did you know that 70% of baby boomer wives are expected to outlive their husbands (Reuters, January 2012)? About 40% of wives out earn their husbands (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2017). And by...

Flex time gains ground in Baton Rouge

In an effort to retain high-performing women they might otherwise lose to caregiving responsibilities, some Baton Rouge companies offer ‘flex’ work opportunities, measuring their success by results rather than the time employees spend in...

Work & Life Balance: On the run

I run ... a good bit. As a result, I’m a little thinner than Mamee would like. “You’ll never get rich!” she says, which is what 91-year-old Cajun grandmothers say to people who they...

Alford: Storylines for the Louisiana governor’s race

The inaugural campaign of Gov. John Bel Edwards dished up a full course of lessons...
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JR Ball: Baton Rouge keeps wasting its enormous potential

As someone who grew up somewhere other than here, it’s forever amazing to me how...
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Riegel: One small step for a north Baton Rouge community

In a recent column, I questioned why Louisiana, in general, and Baton Rouge, in particular,...

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Jay Dardenne Flood
As city-parish leaders try to find a source for the $2 million a year needed to match $255 million in federal funds earmarked for five badly needed local drainage projects, some are eyeing state money intended to provide the match for another long-awaited flood-control measure: the Comite Diversion Canal...

Business Report Executive Leadership Academy taking applications for fall 2019 session

The Business Report Executive Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 session. Business Report offers this customized program for advancing professionals and...

Get tickets to the Influential Women in Business Luncheon

Business Report has announced the 10 Capital Region women who will be celebrated as this year’s Influential Women in Business honorees. Those being recognized are: —Stephanie...

Register now for the 2019 Best Places to Work

Think your company is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Find out by registering for Business Report’s 2019 Best Places...

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