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Alexandria council moves toward $1.3M settlement with BR attorney

The Alexandria City Council on Tuesday indicated its willingness to pay more than $1.3 million to a Baton Rouge attorney for work he did in the city's lawsuit against Cleco, The Town Talk reports. But the City Charter won't allow a payment to...

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

In 2002, Louisiana enacted a relatively modest Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Program. Since then, lawmakers have expanded the program into arguably the most generous in the country. As Business Report details in its new cover story, the...

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Keep cool and carry on

Keep cool and carry on

It's sweltering, y'all. August is easily my least favorite time of year. It's unbearably bright, and uncomfortably hot. Everyone is sticky and sweaty, and makeup seems to slide right off the face. And it's not even technically

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Trend

News roundup: Landrieu, Cassidy trade jabs over leadership … Cox Communications extends program providing discounted Internet to low-income families … Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US

The race is on: U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness today as they officially signed up on the opening day of qualifying for Louisiana's...

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Six back-to-school essentials (even if you're not a student)

Six back-to-school essentials (even if you're not a student)

It's that time of year again. Back to school for the college folk. For our younger readers, here are some things you definitely need to be packing in your backpack. For everyone else, these suggestions can help just about anyone be both functional...

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Girls Can Tell

BR wages expected to grow 3.4% through 2017, report says

A new report on income and wage disparities in the nation's 367 largest metro areas shows roughly half of Baton Rouge residents make less than $49,999 a year and about half make more than that. According to the report from the The United States...

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Walk-On's makes three new hires in preparation for franchising push … New site for La. employers, job-seekers launches … Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

On the roster: Walk-On's Enterprises, the Baton Rouge-based owner and operator of Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar and Happy's Irish Pub, has made three new additions to its corporate support team as it prepares to launch a franchising...

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

La. attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit today against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety.

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Consultant hired to improve 11 aging library branches

The library board has received approval from the Metro Council to spend more than $98,000 on a branch library assessment plan that will look at ways to make the system's older branches more functional and useful. While the library system recently...

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Make your nominations for 'Business Report' Forty Under 40

The nomination period for Business Report's annual Forty Under 40 awards is now open, and you have through the middle of next month to tell the magazine about the rising stars you know in the Capital Region who are making the community a...

DATE: August 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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