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2nd & Charles to Open on Airline Drive in Bossier City

Bossier City residents were shocked when Books-A-Million suddenly closed its Bossier City store in June. But just as quickly, something new and familiar is coming to the location.

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Shreveport Regional Airport Sees Growth in Passenger Traffic

Figures just released by the Shreveport Airport Authority show that the number of people flying into and out of Shreveport Regional has increased for each of the past eight months when compared to the same months the year before.

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Can Money Buy Happiness? What’s the Amount You Need in Louisiana to Be Happy?

Everyone thinks that more money will make them happier. But economists Daniel Kahneman and Angus Dean recently conducted a study that approximates how much money you need to make in each state to reach a level of happiness until a greater income won't make you any happier!

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Books-A-Million in Bossier City Closes

If you've driven by the Books-A-Million located on Bossier City's bustling Airline Drive, you might have noticed the store's familiar lettering stripped from the building. That isn't due to renovation.

The location has been shuttered; the latest casualty of a more tech-savvy literary crowd moving on to electronic options.

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Elio Motors to Build $6,800 Car in Shreveport Factory

Elio Motors announced earlier this week that its Shreveport factory will build a car that not only gets 84 miles per gallon, but also comes with a five star safety rating and a base price of only $6,800.

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Louisiana Gets $6 Million in Federal Job-Training Funds for Laid Off Workers

Louisiana is among a group of 32 states getting a portion of more than $154 million awarded by the federal government for job training laid-off workers in high-demand industries.

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Louisiana Startup Prize Draws Large Turn-Out

Some 70 entrepreneurs and dozens of investors are in Shreveport's Red River District this weekend for the first qualifying round of the Louisiana Startup Prize.  

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Jindal Signs Bill Allowing Cooks To Sell Baked Goods With Little Regulation

Governor Jindal has signed into law HB775, the bill essentially allowing Louisiana cooks the right to sell baked goods, candies, syrups, etc. with little regulation.

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Louisiana Drivers Pay Highest Auto Insurance Rates in USA

Louisiana drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the country.

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Bill Pushes to Restrict Where Louisiana Welfare Recipients Can Spend Benefits

Governor Bobby Jindal is considering a bill that would prohibit in state law, welfare recipients from spending federal assistance at bars, liquor stores, tattoo parlors, lingerie shops, nail salons and jewelery stores.

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