Business & Technology

Hola Hubig!
1:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Out To Lunch: Hola Hubig!

L-R Drew Ramsey and Rod Olsen
Grant Morris

Drew Ramsey, the high priest of Hubig's, is facing his century-old company's challenge of rebuilding after a devastating fire destroyed Hubig's factory. Rod Olsen, the titan of tortillas, jumped ship from Zapp's to launch Hola Nola Foods, Louisiana's first and only tortilla maker.

In Pay it Forward, ShopLocalStyle brings Magazine Street to the world.

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Barq's BQuick And Get Healthy
1:00 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Out To Lunch: Barq's BQuick

John Koerner, Charles Allen and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Investor John Koerner's bet on Barq's Root Beer paid off when he grew the company big enough to sell to Coca-Cola. Charles Allen's local sports supplements venture, BQuick Nutrition, is following in Barq's footsteps.

Plus, Koerner and Allen pay it forward to online wellness startup Get Healthy.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Out To Lunch: Swamp Commerce

Hansel Haran, Peter Ricchuiti (with nutria pelt) and Arthur Matherne.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

There's money in that swamp, cher!

Hansel Harlan minces up nutria and feeds' em to the dogs as super healthy Marsh Dog biscuits, treats, and jerky. Arthur Matherne zips around the swamp on an airboat, occasionally with superstars and sometimes shooting alligators.

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Data Visualization
9:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

How Do You Stack Up? Find Out With Marketplace's Income Upshot

Income Upshot, from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk, is a data visualization tool that tracks the relationship between what we make and how we live, work and play. It uses data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau, marketing firms and academic researchers to explore how much someone’s income says about their lifestyle and consumer behavior.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Out To Lunch: Lower Your Taxes

Peter Ricchiuti and Peter Loop.
Credit Robert Morton

La. state tax credits aren't just for Hollywood producers any more. This week on Out to Lunch, Peter Loop introduces eTax Credit Exchange where YOU can buy a credit and lower your taxes. Orleans Parish Assessor Eroll Williams will also lower your taxes, if you can convince him. Plus, want everyone in NOLA to send you money? Click here: FundDat.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Out To Lunch: The Comebacks

Josef Wright and Greg Ensslen.
Elizabeth Hudson It's New Orleans

Greg Ensslen is founder of the Freret Street Market and one of the prime movers in bringing Freret Street roaring back from blight to boom. President of the Greater Mid City Business Association Josef Wright presides over the sprawling new hospital district and resurgence of Carrollton Avenue.

Plus, we hit the swamps with Lost Lands.

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Business
1:49 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Commerce Secretary Touts Power Of Small Businesses In Idea Village Visit

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker engaged with local entrepreneurs at the Idea Village.
Credit The Idea Village

Penny Pritzker, the newly appointed Secretary of Commerce, dropped in on meetings with small business owners at the Idea Village as part of a countrywide listening tour.

Pritzker also brought a big check with her — money destined to help the entrepreneurs the Idea Village serves.

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Business
7:39 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

U.S., Swiss Strike Deal On American Tax Evaders

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 4:17 pm

The U.S. government and Switzerland have reached an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes.

The agreement will allow Swiss banks to settle any potential U.S. charges if they disclose extensive information about their American clients, the value of their accounts and any help they received from tax professionals.

Those settlements would include penalties for Swiss banks that helped their U.S. customers avoid taxes, according to a senior Justice Department official.

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Out To Lunch
3:26 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Broadway South On Out To Lunch

Bruce Hoefer, Cassie Steck Worley and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

"....then one night in misty Baton Rouge the Tax Credit Fairy waved her magic wand and created Broadway South." This week on Out to Lunch, dramatic tales about the resurgence of theater in New Orleans with Cassie Steck Worley and Bruce Hoefer from Le Petit Theater. Plus tipping your waiter with Sidework.  

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Economy
12:31 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

New Orleans Index At Eight: Highs And Lows As The City Moves Beyond Rebuilding

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, 2005.
NASA

Before Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center documented neighborhoods, and tracked social and economic indicators in the city.

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