business en Short-Term Rental Stakeholders All Agree On One Thing: Current Law Inadequate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlicensed, short-term rentals are illegal in New Orleans, but there aren’t a lot of people getting busted for renting out their house on websites like </span><a href="" target="_blank">Airbnb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span><a href="" target="_blank">VRBO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That’s because the law that bans vacation rentals is almost impossible for the city to enforce.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:34 +0000 Nina Feldman 64853 at China Company Investing Almost $2 Billion In Chemical Plant <p>A Chinese company has announced plans to build a methanol manufacturing plant in St. James Parish. It’s the first major investment project by a Chinese company in Louisiana.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64743 at Fishermen And Retailers Go High-Tech For Authentic Gulf Seafood <p><a href="">Some studies</a> have found a one in three chance that the fish on our restaurant plates or in the seafood case at the supermarket is mislabeled. A cheaper fish like tilapia may be sold as red snapper, for example.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:59:28 +0000 Janaya Williams 64731 at Out To Lunch: It’s In Our DNA (No, Really) <p></p><p class="p1">New Orleans DNA research companies&nbsp;<a href="">Renaissance RX</a>&nbsp;and<a href=""><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">GenoVive</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></a>are changing our concept of dieting and medication.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 64394 at City Council Votes To Strengthen Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday the New Orleans City Council voted to change the definition of transient vacation rentals. Proponents say the change will make it easier to enforce the existing laws that prohibit short-term vacation rentals.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:04 +0000 Nina Feldman 64266 at Out To Lunch: The New Boss <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63993 at Inside The Arts: One Singular Sensation, A Fund Catapults Arts, And Doo-Wop Is Back! <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">6</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;longest running show in Broadway history opens this weekend as Summer Lyric Theater presents&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Chorus Line</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:03:02 +0000 Diane Mack 64127 at Louisiana Flag-Maker Doubles Its Workforce <p>Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, a Bogalusa facility that manufactures US flags announced that it will double its workforce.</p><p>Workers at Allied Materials &amp; Equipment make the field of 50 stars for the flags, which are assembled at another facility in Missouri and sold to federal agencies.</p><p>According to the governor’s office, the company received an incentive package from the state, including an Enterprise Zone tax exemption.</p><p>Allied’s Bogalusa facility can produce up to 13,000 fields of stars per week.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:47:43 +0000 Janaya Williams 63846 at Out To Lunch: New Orleans In Orbit <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sure, New Orleans business is doing better than it has in decades (if not ever)... but&nbsp;in your wildest imaginings it's unlikely you've&nbsp;had any idea that "the sky's the limit" has, in the last few years, gone from&nbsp;being a visionary fantasy to an aerospace reality. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63500 at National Program To Help Minority Entrepreneurs Will Debut At Essence Fest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s Essence Festival will be enhancing the empowerment component of the event that’s become known as the “party with a purpose.” The </span>20<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Essence Festival includes the kickoff of a national drive to help minority entrepreneurs succeed.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:19:59 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63737 at