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Benteler Steel/Tube announces plans for port site
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Benteler Steel/Tube Receives National Recognition

A leading national site selection magazine has honored Benteler Steel/Tube with one of its 2012 Corporate Investment and Community Impact awards. Benteler, you may recall, is the German-based company that's building a $900-million hot rolling tube mill at the Caddo-Bossier Port.

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Bossier City Is Getting Its Own Sam’s Club Store

New Sam's Club location headed to Bossier City.

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Stocks Are Near Record Highs, But Is The Economy Improving? [POLL]

The Dow Jones closed yesterday another 50 points higher to settle at near record highs.  While it is nice to see high stock prices, does it mean the economy is improving?

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Is Shreveport Music Company Closing? Owner Don Teach Talks New Location, Guitar Center Competition

A lot of folks were worried that the new Guitar Center on Youree Drive might put our locally-owned music stores out of business. And while Shreveport Music Company has closed its doors on East 70th Street, it's not gone for good.

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Tax Reform Is Aimed at Making Louisiana More Appealing to Business

Governor Bobby Jindal's tax reform plan would rearrange how the state collects its revenue.  The Jindal administration's plan would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes and replace it with an increased state sales taxes.

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Online Sales Tax Plus Jindal Plan Could Mean Perfect Storm [POLL]

There is talk about enacting laws requiring online shoppers to pay sales taxes to the state they live in. This would mean every online purchase you make, whether it is buying a coat from Maine-based L.L. Bean, a TV from Arkansas-based Walmart or buying from Pennsylvania-based IKEA USA, you will have to pay sales tax to your state of residence.  So, if you live in Louisiana, you pay Louisiana.  Live in Texas, you'd pay Texas.

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Louisiana’s Tax Reform Debate, Possible Tax On Internet Shopping

Senator Mary Landrieu has joined a coalition of other senators and representatives in calling for a collection of state sales taxes on internet shopping. 

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Shreveport Ranked 10th Best Real Estate Market In The Nation

Based on the latest survey of conditions in 146 major markets by Realtor.com, our city is the 10th best in the country when it comes to affordable median home prices and a shrinking list of homes available for sale.

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Diamond Jacks Casino Sale Hits Snag

 

With Margaritaville just months from opening, another Bossier City Casino is still working to battle out from under bankruptcy protection.

There had been an agreement for an Indian Tribe to buy the local property from Legends Gaming, but now it looks like the deal is off.  Legal filings claim the numbers from the Bossier Casino are worse tha

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Super Bowl Is Big Business for Shreveport-Bossier Bars and Restaurants

The Super Bowl isn't just a big game, it's a big business. Besides the merchandise, ticket sales, and television commercials the NFL and TV networks make off the game, local bars and restaurants in Shreveport-Bossier also benefit from fans wanting to watch the game and enjoy a quality fare of beer and wings. But just how big is it?

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