economy

Latest News
7:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Forum Looks To New Orleans For Driving Cultural Economy

Eileen Fleming WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hosting the fifth annual World Cultural Economic Forum this week. It’s part of the US Conference of Mayors' drive to harness the financial power of art and culture.

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Economy
7:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Report: Southeast Louisiana Needs United Drive For Economic Growth

A study from the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is warning that the post-Katrina money which has protected southeast Louisiana from the worst of the national recession will start winding down. Experts are advising a regional approach to economic growth.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed March 27, 2013

New Orleans Officials Helping Locals Get Work At Two New Big Box Stores

New Orleans officials will be helping locals get work from two of the major “big box” stores — Walmart is looking for subcontractors and suppliers, and Costco is recruiting workers.

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Economy
9:56 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 23, increased from the previous week's total.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,918 from the previous week's total of 2,426. Initial claims were below the comparable week a year earlier at 2,664.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, increased to 2,825 from the previous week's total of 2,821.

Super Bowl XLVII
12:38 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

BR Hotels Rake In $2.54 Million Over Super Bowl Weekend

Super Bowl XLVIIgenerated a major boost for Baton Rouge tourism. That’s according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel occupancy nationwide, and capital city tourism officials are pleased with the numbers.

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Latest News
4:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Market Outlook Bright for Rice, Soybeans

Despite uncertainty surrounding federal farm legislation, agricultural economists are optimistic about the market outlook for rice and soybeans with higher prices and more varieties expected.

The American Press reports that was the message given to more than 50 Southwest Louisiana rice and soybean growers attending an agriculture forum last week in Welsh, La.

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Economy
10:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Dec. 29 fell from the previous week's total, mainly because the Christmas holidays cut a day from the work week.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,505 from the previous week's total of 3,495.

The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, fell to 3,262 from the previous week's total of 3,648.

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Politics
1:55 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

LISTEN LIVE: Fiscal Cliff Special Coverage

Listen to live special coverage from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. of talks between President Obama and congressional leaders regarding impending automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Urges Support For Small Business Holiday Shopping

With much of the nation focusing on Black Friday shopping at big box stores, one Louisiana lawmaker is suggesting another option.

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Planet Money
10:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Episode 128: Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe in NYC's Chess District?
Chana Joffe-Walt NPR

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 4:28 pm

Why do businesses selling the same thing crowd around each other rather than strike out on their own?

To answer that question, Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt walk through some New York City neighborhoods – the diamond district, the plant district, the chess district — where store after store sells the exact same thing.

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