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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — A government researcher who hopes to track the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP oil spill says there are early indications that cleanup workers were 30 percent more likely to suffer from depression than others living in areas affected by the spill. Dr. Dale...

  • 'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister rebuffs calls for his resignation

    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • Baton Rouge residential sales growing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 2014 outlook for the Baton Rouge real estate market is largely positive, thanks to the thousands of new jobs that are projected to come to the area and an improving national economy. Tom Cook, an appraiser with Cook, Moore & Associates, tells The Advocate...

  • Head of Louisiana GOP wants 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...

  • Louisiana GOP head calls on 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    Rep. Vance McAllister has tried to hold on to his House seat after a newspaper in his district on Monday published a video of him passionately embracing and kissing a staffer, earning the nickname "the kissing congressman." The Louisiana Republican apologized, begged forgiveness and promised...

  • Asbestos venue-shopping bill passes Louisiana committee

    BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that would limit where lawsuits involving latent diseases can be brought narrowly passed a Louisiana House of Representatives committee earlier this week. HB482, sponsored by Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, would limit the ability of plaintiffs to bring...

  • Bobby Jindal to headline major South Carolina Republican dinner

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline South Carolina's annual Silver Elephant dinner in June, one of the major events on the state's Republican calendar and a key function for any potential presidential candidate hoping to play in the first-in-the-South primary. “We are proud to welcome...



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