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Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs As Part of $5 Billion Reductions

On Monday, Bank of America announced that part of its plan to cut $5 billion in spending by 2014 includes the elimination of 30,000 jobs.

CEO Brian Moynihan made no mention of layoffs during an investor conference, and the bank says it expects the job losses to occur naturally through attrition and not rehiring when people vacate their positions.

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Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Shreveport Journalism Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for college juniors or seniors -- and the application deadline is quickly approaching. Interested students, who reside at or attend a four-year college in the 10 northwest Louisiana parishes, have until September 1st to apply

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Countries Debating Taxing Motorists Based on How Much They Drive

Picture the government placing a GPS on your car and tracking every mile you drive. Now, imagine being charged a tax based on those miles, your vehicle’s fuel efficiency rating and the time of day you drove. Such a system is being explored in car-clogged regions of Europe and Asia. Even the US is interested in studying mileage charging systems.

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Silicon Valley Company Moves To Louisiana And Is Expected To Create 1,300 Jobs

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar Monday to mark the company's milestone in exceeding 100 Louisiana jobs with the company's headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Covington. 

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Local Teenager Busted Just Mere Minutes Before Holding Up A Bank

 

Detectives believe they averted a potential robbery when they captured a local man armed with a handgun and robbery note lurking in the parking lot of a west Shreveport bank in a stolen car.

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US House Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling, Fleming Votes ‘No’

Congressman John Fleming M.D. released the following statement today after voting against the "deal" to raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion – the largest debt ceiling increase in American history. 

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Rise

The prices we pay for gasoline in Louisiana continue to slowly rise. Louisiana AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says an internationally-weak U.S. dollar and the ongoing debt ceiling disagreement in Washington, D

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Great News For Shreveport Regional Airport, Enplanements Up By Double Digits

For the tenth month in a row, the Shreveport Regional Airport saw an increase in the number of enplanements, or passengers flying out of Shreveport, and a rise in total passengers using Shreveport Regional Airport.

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Are Working Women More Happily Married?

For years, traditional wisdom has held that when both halves of a couple works, they spend less time together and are thus less happy in their marriages.

A new study, however, seems to disprove that theory.

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IRS Increases Mileage Rate

The Internal Revenue Service has increased the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes

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