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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2016 file photo shows a Rite Aid location in Philadelphia. The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid. A deal value was not disclosed in a statement released Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, by the companies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 20, 2018 - 7:45 am
The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for...
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This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's civil service director says the state doesn't have a government-wide policy for handling sexual misconduct allegations or requiring anti-harassment training, instead allowing agencies to cobble together their own standards. Byron Decoteau told female lawmakers...
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Don Ames
February 16, 2018 - 7:23 am
It looks like there's a new downtown hotel in New Orleans' future. Harrah's New Orleans is looking to change the skyline of the city, with a 24-story, 340-room hotel. The new hotel, on top of the existing casino site at the foot of Canal Street, would be Harrah's second hotel in downtown New...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:35 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... Google is running tests of new technology that would make it easier for 911 operators to locate cellphone callers. Most 911 calls these days are made using cellphones, but the location of the caller is hard to pinpoint. Federal regulators estimate shaving a minute off...
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Don Ames
February 15, 2018 - 7:07 am
A recent survey by Bankrate.com finds the average American worker rates his or her job satisfaction a 7 out of 10. And, 50% gave a rating of 8 or higher. UNO Professor of Business, Mark Rosa, says he's not surprised. "I mean, we're looking at an unemployment rate in the low fours, the economy's...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Health care companies are leading stocks broadly lower in early trading Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its big gain from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ___ 9:15 a.m. U.S. stock futures are lower after the government reported the highest increase in consumer prices in a year. Futures for the Dow Jones industrials were indicating a drop of 177 points at the open. The...
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February 11, 2018 - 3:28 pm
(WWL.com) - GOP and Democratic leadership are optimistic that the February special session will end with a deal in place to fill the one billion dollar budget gap resulting from the expiration of sales taxes in July. The session will begin February 19th, and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus...
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In this screen grab provided by the Life.ru, the wreckage of a AN-148 plane is seen in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found. (Life.ru via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city's airports. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en...
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February 10, 2018 - 7:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The builders of the Bayou Bridge pipeline and the environmentalists trying to stop them will have to wait a few more days for a court decision on whether the project can continue moving forward. After a day and a half of testimony and arguments, U.S. District Judge Shelly...
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