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Sen. Landrieu: New Bossier City Technology Center to Add 800 High-Skill Local Jobs

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A computer services company plans to open a new technology center in Bossier City, creating 800 new, high-skill jobs in northwest Louisiana.

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Valentine’s Day is Second Biggest Day for Restaurants

Valentine's Day is a big money day for retailers and businesses selling cards, candy, flowers and food.

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Longview Fastest Growing Economy in Ark-La-Tex

With the bad news of learning about Shreveport's shrinking economy, how are the other Ark-La-Tex cities doing economically?

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Report: Shreveport-Bossier Economy Is Worst in the Nation

A new report claims Shreveport-Bossier has the fastest-shrinking economy in the US.

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Fleming: Higher Minimum Wage Doesn’t Help Weak Economy

President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order earlier this morning to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour.

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Obama Hiking Minimum Pay for New Federal Contracts [Survey]

The White House says President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour. The president will announce the increase in his State of the Union address.

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‘Toby Keith’s’ in Bossier City Expected to Generate Big Business

Locals are thrilled to hear that Toby Keith is opening his first Louisiana "I Love This Bar and Grill" in Bossier City. Chris Jay with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau says this is great news.

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American Lung Association’s ‘State of Tobacco Control 2014′ Report Gives Louisiana & Texas Failing Grades

Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report, Louisiana is still failing to stop tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death in the state. That's the word from the American Lung Association in its latest "State of Tobacco Control" report.

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Which J.C. Penney Stores Are Closing?

J.C. Penney is closing 33 "under-performing" stores nationwide.

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Kennedy: I Don’t Know How La. Universities Keep the Lights On

State Treasurer John Kennedy has a plan to better fund higher education without raising taxes or tuition rates.  An extra $528 million boost to be exact.

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