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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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Tropical Storm Karen
11:18 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen Stops River Traffic At Southwest Pass

Traffic at the mouth of the Mississippi stopped Friday as coastal Louisiana prepares for a possible strike by Tropical Storm Karen, which is churning in the Gulf of Mexico.

Karen is forecast to hit the northern Gulf Coast over the weekend as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. A hurricane watch was in effect from Grand Isle to west of Destin, Fla. A tropical storm warning was issued from Grand Isle to the mouth of the Pearl River, including the New Orleans area.

Flair for the French Quarter
1:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Out To Lunch: Dogs And Scents

Amy Wendel and Jerry Strahan
Grant Morris

Jerry Strahan has been wrangling Lucky Dog vendors for nearly 40 years and has the stories to prove it. Amy Wendel carries on the family tradition of Hove, the French Quarter's French Creole perfumery.

Plus, Amy and Jerry pay it forward with online marketers Ember Networks.

 

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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.

1:43 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Marketplace: Can Dog Food Made From Nutria Help Louisiana's Wetlands?

Lead in text: 
Marketplace reporter Sam Harnett takes a look at Louisiana's voracious unoffical mascot: the nutria. Trappers who put a significant dent in nutria populations are retiring, and some are looking for new solutions to help stem the tide of the ecologically-destructive beasties.
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.
WRKF
3:38 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Chemicals Industry Makes Baton Rouge No. 1 Most Export-Intensive Metro

Brookings Institution

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:59 am

In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched the National Export Initiative. As the country was emerging from the Great Recession, the President said he wanted the U.S. to double exports by 2014.

Only four of the top 100 metro areas in the country are on track to meet that goal. Baton Rouge is one. New Orleans is another. That's according to the Brookings Institution's latest "Export Nation" report, which was released earlier this week.


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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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Red River Radio
9:43 am
Tue September 17, 2013

$975 million steel factory under construction in Shreveport

Benteler Steel/Tube has started construction on its hot rolling steel tube mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Benteler officials for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to formally kick-off the project that is slated to cost $975 million. It will be the Germany company's first factory in the United States.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Serbian Prime Minister Visiting New Orleans

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic (far left) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (center).
Tanjug

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic is on an economic and political mission.

The prime minister of Serbia is wrapping up his first visit to New Orleans. The mission is aimed at building trade relations and improving political ties with the United States.

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