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Michael B. Jordan talks <i>Fantastic Four</i>

Michael B. Jordan talks Fantastic Four

The upcoming Fox Studios reboot of Marvel's popular and long-running comic franchise The Fantastic Four, shooting now in Baton Rouge, will not be your typical superhero movie, says the film's acclaimed star Michael B. Jordan. In fact, the...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

Disco Fever


DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Think Twice Style

La. ranked No. 47 for overall well-being of children

In its annual analysis of children's overall well-being, the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book ranks Louisiana No. 47 overall in the nation—ahead of just Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi. The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report


James "Jim" Beard

In this issue of Business Report, Beard Construction Group is ranked No. 63 in the Top 100 List of Private Companies, up from No. 86 in 2013. But its president, James "Jim" Beard, isn't one to rest on laurels: "I always seem to be focused on...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Executive Spotlight

Get Inspired: Television Icons

Get Inspired: Television Icons

Let's begin this post with a question we all know the answer to. How many of you have Netflix binge sessions on the regular? Yeah, we do too. And after watching all seven seasons of Mad Men in one week, you notice the way these guys dress is...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Girls Can Tell

With renewed brick-and-mortar focus, BR sewing supplier expanding into Texas

Among those who sew, Baton Rouge-based is one of the best-known purveyors of sewing machines and related equipment, with five stores in Louisiana and an Internet presence that has dominated the market since the early days of the World...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Daily Report' Week in Review: Uber encounters bumps in BR road, Albemarle announces major acquisition, St. George in national spotlight and much, much more

Just days after launching its services in Baton Rouge, popular ridesharing app company Uber came under fire from the Taxi Cab Control Board this week. At its meeting Tuesday,

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

LaPolitics: Senate race officially most expensive waged in La.

LaPolitics: Senate race officially most expensive waged in La.

If you're already growing weary of seeing all those television ads about Louisiana's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you'll take little comfort in learning that there's now more money flowing into the candidates' campaign accounts than in any...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Have a ball

Have a ball

As renowned, early-2000s rapper Nelly would say, “It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.”

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: That's the Spirit

CATS hires consultant to look at alternative fuel options for bus fleet

The Capital Area Transit System is looking at the cost-effectiveness of adding alternative fuel buses to its fleet. At the regular meeting of the CATS board Tuesday, the board unanimously approved authorizing CEO Bob Mirabito to hire the University...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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