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Four years after spill, BP busier than ever in the Gulf

Four years after spill, BP busier than ever in the Gulf

BP's oil empire began to shrink many decades before a massive oil spill first fouled the Gulf of Mexico and then nearly toppled its industry reign four years ago Sunday. As reports, it was about 40 years ago that Saudi Arabia and other...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Heads up: Galatoire's Bistro hosts wine dinner next week

Baton Rouge native Tyler Kean returns to the Capitol City for a wine dinner next Wednesday at Galatoire's Bistro. Kean, the current executive chef and owner of The Fairhope Inn Restaurant...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Restaurants

Entrepreneur: Sally Calongne

Baton Rouge native Sally Calongne had returned to her hometown in 2009 after a four-year stint at a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, eager to re-enter the Capital Region tennis scene. As Business Report details in its new Entrepreneur feature on...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. slips one spot to No. 29 in states' economic competitiveness report

A new ranking of states' forecasted economic competitiveness released by the American Legislative Exchange Council places Louisiana in the middle of the pack, at No. 29, down one spot from its ranking in the "Rich States, Poor States" report a year...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

US states, cities increasingly looking to private sector for partnerships on needed infrastructure work

With constraints on resources and little appetite for further debt, U.S. states and cities are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects in an attempt to leverage assets that can bring a quick infusion of...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

BR group's bid for Six Flags redevelopment rejected

BR group's bid for Six Flags redevelopment rejected

A local group's bid to redevelop the Jazzland/Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East was again turned down by the city agency that owns the property. Tonya Pope, who describes herself as a theme park consultant, had

DATE: April 02, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

B.R. group to pitch plan for redeveloping former Six Flags in N.O.

A Baton Rouge-based group that includes former Legislative Auditor Dan Kyle will again go before a city agency in New Orleans today to pitch plans for redeveloping the Jazzland/Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East, which has been shuttered since...

DATE: April 01, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Harvest boon

Harvest boon

Good local weather, strong prices for key crops, and the ongoing economic recovery helped Louisiana agriculture achieve its biggest economic output ever last year, according to the LSU AgCenter.

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

'225': B.R. women battling body image issues head on

In a world where image can seem like everything and unrealistic ideals for weight and clothing size are the norm in advertisements, television and movies, McCall Manning Dempsey is helping to tear down those false ideals that hold far too many women...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Made in Louisiana

Made in Louisiana

225 asked Zack Godshall, director of the award-winning documentary Water Like Stone as well as Sundance selection Lord Byron, to share with us his Top 10 favorite films made in his home state of Louisiana.

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

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