business

Mid-City Business Development
4:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Mid-City Market Construction Begins

City officials and business leaders are celebrating the start of a shopping development in the heart of New Orleans. City leaders say the Mid-City Market will affect the entire city.

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The Listening Room
1:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Intelligence Squared Debate Series

Orville Schell, left, and Peter Schiff, part of the debate
Courtesy: Intelligence Squared U.S.

Who does capitalism better? For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. China's admirers point to its ability to mobilize state resources, quick decision-making and business-friendly environment as reasons for its economic ascendency.

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Federal City
4:00 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Treasury Department Awards New Markets Tax Credits at Federal City

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The Treasury Department is awarding $3.6 billion dollars in New Markets Tax Credits to revitalize low-income and distressed communities. Five Louisiana organizations are among the recipients, and are getting a total of almost $300 million.

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Super Bowl 2013
4:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

New Orleans Planning for 2013 Mardi Gras and Super Bowl

New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city’s performance in this year’s Mardi Gras. Work is already starting on making sure next year’s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Officials Examine Attendance Numbers For This Year's Mardi Gras

New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras. Some early indications are promising.

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Business
4:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Business Professor Sees GE Deal As Milestone For New Orleans

New Orleans officials are trumpeting a new business deal with General Electric as a “game-changer” for the city's economy. It’s seen by some as a pivotal shift away from the traditional tourism economy.

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Sugar Bowl
7:36 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

GNO Inc. Predicts Economic Windfall From Sports Events in New Orleans

Tomorrow's Sugar Bowl means more than just victory for Virginia Tech or Michigan. It also generates huge economic development opportunities for the entire New Orleans region.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. President Michael Hecht says the Sugar Bowl and other upcoming sports events are expected to add $400 million to the local economy.

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Economy
9:57 am
Fri December 5, 2008

NOLA well positioned to ride out recession

While the nation continues to suffer through an economic recession, some experts say New Orleans is one of the best places in the country to ride out the tough times.

Borders Books
4:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Borders Books opens in New Orleans

Borders Books is about to open a new outlet in the former Bultman Funeral Home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is a neighborhood where independent bookstores have thrived over the years.

As in many communities across the country, this opens a debate about the pros and cons of how national chains and local businesses compete.

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Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival
4:38 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Fourth Magazine Street Retail Festival

The Magazine Street Retail Relief Festival started in the early days after Katrina as an attempt to jumpstart local business. This festival, the fourth one, is Saturday, November 8, with merchants opening their doors to customers looking for a unique shopping experience.

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