U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. The Associated Press reports a quarterly survey by the...
DATE: October 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: Shale boom helping American consumers as never before … Apartments push up US homebuilding in September … Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality
It's all relative: Oil traders might see the recent 27% slide in global prices as a bear market. But as Bloomberg reports, for U.S. consumers, it's more like an early holiday gift. The drop in crude has pulled retail gasoline down...
DATE: October 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The economic forecast for Louisiana over the next two years is so positive that economist Loren Scott says he ran out of...
DATE: October 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: News
The phrase "school lunch" can evoke plenty of memories for many of us. "No matter the memories, school lunch is a rite of passage," April Capochino Meyers writes in the latest issue of 225. But the days of opting for a hot dog and plate of...
DATE: October 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Dine) Foodies
Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos collectively won slightly more than $21 million in September, which was just $162,554 more than they won during the same month last year, or an increase of 0.8%. According to figures released today, The Belle of...
DATE: October 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
We are projecting that the New Orleans MSA employment will add 8,300 jobs (+1.5%) in 2015, and 9,000 jobs in 2016 (+1.6%). These are excellent growth rates. In fact, there have been only seven years since 1980 when this MSA's growth rate exceeded...
DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: News
Baton Rouge will be home to the state's first Nordstrom Rack store come next fall. The discount store announced today it be will moving into the Mall of Louisiana outparcel that is also home to Dick's Sporting Goods, DSW and Lane Bryant. Nordstrom...
DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Quickick is getting a reboot.Legendary LSU athletic trainer Martin Broussard created the sports drink in 1958 after discovering that the salt tabs and soft drinks consumed by his athletes weren't adequately replacing their electrolytes.
DATE: October 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Developers and downtown officials today unveiled plans and a rendering for an 80,000-square-foot Courtyard Marriott that will be...
DATE: October 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Average home prices rose in every state in August, compared to the same month last year, with Louisiana posting a 3.8% increase, according to the latest monthly report from CoreLogic. The 3.8% increase includes sales of distressed homes—that...
DATE: October 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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