Business & Technology

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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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Out To Lunch: The Comebacks

Josef Wright and Greg Ensslen.
Elizabeth Hudson It's New Orleans

Greg Ensslen is founder of the Freret Street Market and one of the prime movers in bringing Freret Street roaring back from blight to boom. President of the Greater Mid City Business Association Josef Wright presides over the sprawling new hospital district and resurgence of Carrollton Avenue.

Plus, we hit the swamps with Lost Lands.

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Business
1:49 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Commerce Secretary Touts Power Of Small Businesses In Idea Village Visit

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker engaged with local entrepreneurs at the Idea Village.
Credit The Idea Village

Penny Pritzker, the newly appointed Secretary of Commerce, dropped in on meetings with small business owners at the Idea Village as part of a countrywide listening tour.

Pritzker also brought a big check with her — money destined to help the entrepreneurs the Idea Village serves.

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Business
7:39 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

U.S., Swiss Strike Deal On American Tax Evaders

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 4:17 pm

The U.S. government and Switzerland have reached an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes.

The agreement will allow Swiss banks to settle any potential U.S. charges if they disclose extensive information about their American clients, the value of their accounts and any help they received from tax professionals.

Those settlements would include penalties for Swiss banks that helped their U.S. customers avoid taxes, according to a senior Justice Department official.

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Out To Lunch
3:26 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Broadway South On Out To Lunch

Bruce Hoefer, Cassie Steck Worley and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

"....then one night in misty Baton Rouge the Tax Credit Fairy waved her magic wand and created Broadway South." This week on Out to Lunch, dramatic tales about the resurgence of theater in New Orleans with Cassie Steck Worley and Bruce Hoefer from Le Petit Theater. Plus tipping your waiter with Sidework.  

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Economy
12:31 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

New Orleans Index At Eight: Highs And Lows As The City Moves Beyond Rebuilding

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, 2005.
NASA

Before Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center documented neighborhoods, and tracked social and economic indicators in the city.

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Out To Lunch
5:33 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Pink Meets Green On Out To Lunch

Simone Bruni and Will Bradshaw.
Credit Elizabeth Hudson / It's New Orleans

Pink-dumpster diva Simone Bruni, a.k.a. the Demo Diva, meets Green Coast Enterprises' Will Bradshaw. While the Diva's knocking it down to the dirt, Will's rebuilding — notably commercial Broadmoor. Also on the lunch menu, cyber security company 504ensics.

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World Trade Center Development
7:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

WTC Hotel And Apartment Plan Gets City Panel's Top Rating

The World Trade Center site.
vxla Flickr

The now-closed World Trade Center may be developed into a hotel with apartments.

The shuttered World Trade Center in New Orleans may be reborn as a luxury hotel and apartment complex. The 1960s-era building shaped like an X could be an anchor on the city’s refurbished riverfront.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Out To Lunch: Bevolo & Beignets

Burt Benrud, Drew Bevolo and Peter Richiutti.
Credit Elizabeth Hudson / It's New Orleans

Drew Bevolo's family founded and has owned Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights since 1945. Burt Benrud's family business, Café du Monde, started up in the 1860s. These two standard bearers of New Orleans' enduring icons talk about the present, the future, and entrepreneur NOLA Pie Guy on this week's Out to Lunch.

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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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