Business & Industry

April 24, 2018 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are down sharply as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google's...
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Chris Miller
April 23, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Formosa Petrochemical Corp., a Taiwan-based plastics manufacturer, has selected a site in St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion facility, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today. The 2,400-acre site sits on the Mississippi River's Westbank, just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge. The "...
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April 22, 2018 - 7:58 am
(WWL.com) - Unemployment is down to 4.4% in Louisiana, capping a 3 month run of strong jobs numbers. According to the March employment figures, 46,000 people joined the workforce over the last 12 months and state Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says that puts us at number 1 in...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors gather for a group photo during World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China...
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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwest Airlines jet blew the engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. (NTSB via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the directive affects 352 engines on new-generation Boeing 737s, a twin-engine...
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April 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WWL.com) - United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S. "I'm not encouraging President Trump to start a trade war. The only way...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though Facebook knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users. The audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers is available on the FTC’s website, though it is heavily redacted. It covers February 12, 2015 to February 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 20, 2018 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. Facebook...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon is looking to expand its dominance globally, announcing international customers can now buy more than 45 million items via its app. The move positions Amazon to capture shoppers abroad the same way it has with Americans: with ease of use, a wide product assortment and enticing shipping options. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has cut a deal to sell voice-controlled TVs at Best Buy, the latest attempt by the online retailer to get its burgeoning suite of tech products out where people can see and touch them. Best Buy already sells the Amazon Kindle and other gadgets, but the deal announced...
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David Blake
April 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Entergy Louisiana says it is lowering rates for its customers, thanks to the federal tax reform plan approved by Congress. Louisiana Entergy customers will see a series of reductions on their monthly bills starting in May. Entergy Louisiana President and CEO Phillip May says beginning next month,...
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