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Development
5:20 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Tulane Avenue Progress Too Slow For Some Businesses, Residents

Sun sets on Tulane Avenue, where new business and the promise of redevelopment mix with longstanding crime and poverty.
Ted Jackson Nola.com

City officials and developers have big plans for Tulane Avenue. The rough patch of old Airline Highway will hold two new hospitals, and a planned biomedical corridor. It’s slated to have fewer lanes of traffic and new landscaping, too. But, change is slow. Some residents and business owners who have invested in the neighborhood feel let down by the seedy motels and high crime that persist on Tulane Avenue.

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Out To Lunch
1:52 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Out To Lunch: Fly Me To The Beach

Keith Sisson, Iftikhar Ahmad and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation at Louis Armstrong International Airport is ready to take off with an $860 million overhaul of the airport. At the Lakefront airport, Keith Sisson from new Southern Airways Express will fly you to Destin and Gulf Shores. And Peter pays it forward with Clandestine New Orleans.

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Business & Technology
9:01 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Dell Founder Looks To Buy Back His Company

Dell Inc.'s offices in Santa Clara, Calif., are pictured in August 2012. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 3:59 pm

Michael Dell agreed to sweeten his proposal to buy Dell Inc. to as much as $24.9 billion with a special dividend, winning concessions from the board committee that boost his odds of winning shareholder support for the deal.

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All Tech Considered
5:10 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Google Ups Its Game Against Apple With New Smartphone

The new Moto X launched Thursday in New York City.
Bryan Bedder Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:40 am

When it was launched Thursday, the Moto X, Google's first smartphone product to come out of its buyout of Motorola, was not the highest powered or highest pixeled device. Rather, the designers boasted of its usability — that the Moto X has a larger purpose: making the technology of a phone adapt to the way people use them, rather than force user behavior to adapt to the technology.

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Business & Technology
9:47 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions

Rouses and Winn-Dixie have used mail promotions to hype their selection and special entertainment options.
Eve Troeh

One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.

Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.

Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.

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WRKF
6:03 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Proponents Urge Small Businesses To Get Educated While They Can

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 7:17 am

Last month the Obama Administration pushed back the employee mandate under the Affordable Care Act by one year. Employers with 50 or more full-time workers now have until 2015 to either provide their workers with health insurance or face a penalty.

In states that are expanding Medicaid as part of the the new health law’s roll-out, businesses have more flexibility in deciding how to make sure their workers are covered. And though Louisiana is not participating, proponents of expanding Medicaid in the state see the delay of the employer mandate as a chance to rally some small business support.

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Community
10:35 am
Wed July 31, 2013

LA Swift Bus Service To Baton Rouge Ends Today

The LA Swift bus leaving New Orleans for Baton Rouge.
Eve Troeh WWNO

Today is the final day for the LA Swift bus. That’s the commuter bus between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, started shortly after Hurricane Katrina. It has provided transport between the cities for just a few dollars, by far the cheapest option available.

Downtown at Tulane and Loyola Avenues, Carrie Robicheaux waits for the Swift bus back to Baton Rouge, after a trip to see her New Orleans doctor. She’s taken this bus since she moved away after Katrina.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Out To Lunch: NOLA On A (Whole Wheat) Roll

Michael Hecht, John Elstrott and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Whole Foods Market was born in New Orleans. We're staying ahead of the curve.

John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, tells the fascinating tale of the birth of the health food giant and equally fascinating tale of what's ahead. CEO of GNO, Inc. Michael Hecht is one of the architects of New Orleans' sensational business resurgence.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Out To Lunch: The Art Of Marketing Art

John Flemming, Mia Volkemmer and Peter Ricchiuti
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Arts administrator Mia Volkemmer, and fine artist and leather mask-maker John Flemming, join Peter Ricchiuti for a lunch filled with tales of the art world that range from Uptown New Orleans to Afghanistan and Bridget Bardot.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Sun Salutations & Supplements

Peter Ricchiuti, Jessica Blanchard and Mackie Shilstone.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

In a city known for decadence, fitness guru Mackie Shilstone and international finance consultant turned yoga instructor promote healthy living.

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