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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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Shreveport/Bossier Hotel-Motel Tax Passes

After two previously-unsuccessful attempts, Representave Roy Burrell's bill to allow an increase in the Shreveport/Bossier hotel/motel occupancy tax has cleared the legislature.

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Louisiana Has Lowest Unemployment Rate In The Entire South

According to the Times-Picayune Louisiana has the lowest unemployment rate in the 12 state Southern region. Louisiana's unemployment rate stands at 4.5 percent, overall the 10th lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. Nationally, North Dakota continues to lead the country with a 2.6 percent. States with the worst unemployment rates are Rhode Island at 8.3 percent, and Nevada at 8 percent.

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Shreveport Pop UP Businesses Ready for You

 

Over the past week, a dozen Pop UP businesses have been setting up shop in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport.  

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David Vitter: Harry Reid ‘Stubbornly’ Holding Up Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has pointed the finger of blame at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for blocking a new amendment related to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

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Louisiana Ranked Worst State for Working Moms

Bad news for working moms in Louisiana, just ahead of Mother's Day. According to wallethub.com, our state ranks last in a study analyzing the best states for working moms.

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Japanese Company Will Not Move to Shreveport’s General Motors Plant

A Japanese company with an eye on the old General Motors plant in west Shreveport won't be moving into the facility.

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