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  • Louisiana casino winnings for March 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Winnings from gamblers at Louisiana's state-licensed casinos in March 2014 with total revenue; attendance; and average loss per customer: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER Market total: $66.8 million; 1,007,195; $66.32 Boomtown: $6.1 million; 89,943; $68.01 Eldorado: $13.0...

  • Marathon proposes La. refinery expansion

    GARYVILLE, La. (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company's Garyville refinery. The company expects to make a final decision on the project by early 2015. The company plans to file permit applications...

  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job, after a Senate committee supported an equal-pay proposal Wednesday. The measure by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Baton Rouge home sales drop in March

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped 14.6 percent in March for the first time in 18 consecutive months of year-to-year increases. In figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 647 home sales that closed in March in the...

  • Baton Rouge building permits up in first quarter

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several major commercial building projects and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 16.4 percent for the first quarter over 2013. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/PmBuHL ) the value of...

  • Survey: Louisianans with jobs top 2 million

    More than 2 million Louisianans say they have a job, an all-time high. That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent. That tied for the seventh-lowest rate in the nation. "Because of all we have done...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...

  • East Baton Rouge spending up 6 percent in Feb.

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 6.2 percent in February compared with a year ago. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/P4PW72 ) sales tax collection figures released by the city-parish Finance Department on Tuesday show businesses...

  • BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has agreed to acquire the assets of Lafayette, La.-based Knox Insurance Group LLC. Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed. BancorpSouth officials say in a news release with...

  • Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge official wants to consider suing to block an industrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge. City-parish Councilman Trae Welch told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1ngQJOr) that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality should appear before the...

  • USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company. Lillian Salerno, administrator of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Services, is scheduled to...

  • Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment

    Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in Louisiana congressman scandal

    To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.



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