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Planet Money
3:58 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd They Do?

Pizza Delicious, in the Bywater.
Nick Sherman Flickr

Michael Friedman and Greg Augarten sell New York-style pizza in New Orleans. Their operation, Pizza Delicious, is a takeout window between Piety Street and Desire Street. They're only open two nights a week. If you're in the know, you can call them up and order a pie.

Business has been good, and they're about to buy their own place. So for the first time they're considering paid advertising. They'd been thinking about advertising on Facebook but didn't know how to proceed.

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Marketplace Money
8:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans

Actor Wendell Pierce is working to bring his own chain of grocery stores to food deserts in New Orleans.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

You loved him as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." You may also know him as the trombone-playing Antoine Batiste from HBO's "Treme."

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Business
7:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Study Shows Strong Economic Ties Between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma

A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.

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Business
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Commerce Department Boosting Assistance for International Trade Deals

The World Trade Organization of New Orleans is marking a new partnership with the Commerce Department to help small- and mid-size business expand through international trade.

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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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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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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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Business
4:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

GE Picks New Orleans For New Tech Center

New Orleans officials are celebrating news that more corporate jobs are heading to the city. They say it’s a major break from more traditional, lower-paying tourism jobs that have been anchoring the city economy.

 

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All Things New Orleans
12:02 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Christwood Adds New Atrium Building

Steve Holzalb, Executive Director of Christwood Retirement Community talks with WWNO about their new Atrium which is one of the first in the country.

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