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'Business Report': Growing number of baby boomers taking business ownership through franchises

'Business Report': Growing number of baby boomers taking business ownership through franchises

When Tim Stoll was in his 40s, he envisioned himself climbing the corporate ladder until retiring in his 60s. But after two decades of working for one of Baton Rouge's chemical corporations, the business manager with a Ph.D. in chemistry had a...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

US economy rebounds in Q2 with 4% growth

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4% annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The rebound reported today by the Commerce Department followed a sharp...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Latte e Miele owner closes Jefferson Highway café, looks to sell

Latte e Miele owner closes Jefferson Highway café, looks to sell

Two years after opening Latte e Miele at 7809 Jefferson Highway, near Bocage, co-owner Luca Di Martino has closed the popular café and gelato shop for good. Di Martino made the difficult decision to shutter the restaurant after spending several...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

See rapper Curren$y next week

Enjoy New Orleans hip-hopper Curren$y as he performs at The Varsity next Monday with special guests James Jackson, Klyde Drexx and T-Ray The Violinist. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m.

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

Seven years in the making, Perkins Rowe rooftop pool finally set to open

Nearly seven years after Pekins Rowe's first tenants moved into the mixed-use development, the rooftop pool atop the condominium tower will finally open. Earlier this month, a new aluminum pool was lifted by crane to the fourth-floor pool deck and...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

HPC approves restoration plans for Spanish Town apartments

The Historic Preservation Commission this morning granted a historic designation for one of the two Dupree Apartment buildings in Spanish Town. Also at its meeting this morning, the commission OK'd a certificate of appropriateness for both of the...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. the nation's fourth-largest casino employer in 2013

Louisiana's 19 commercial casinos employed 15,706 workers last year, paying out an estimated $603 million in wages, benefits and tips. According to

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Money for science

Money for science

In certain circles, LSU's Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices is best known for what it isn't. Specifically, it's not the anchor of a bustling research park that supports 1,500 direct jobs, as a 1992 report claimed it one day might be.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Evolution of an idea

Evolution of an idea

Louisiana has a serious problem: an eroding coastline. One Baton Rouge firm, Martin Ecosystems, has developed a unique technology to reverse it: floating islands made of a matrix material derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles. With native...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth. The Associated Press reports the ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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