Business & Industry

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man walks towards the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, as investors welcome a strong U.S. jobs report and signs of progress in Britain's departure from the European Union. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 08, 2017 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were widespread, and telecom and health care stocks helped...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2014, file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. The Interior Department is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published Dec. 8, delays the methane regulation until January 2019, calling the previous rule overly burdensome to industry. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department said Thursday it is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register delays the methane regulation until January 2019, saying the...
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December 07, 2017 - 4:30 pm
(WWL.com) A task force has been established by Governor Edwards to review sexual harassment and discrimination policies in state agencies. The seven member panel will be selected by Friday and they hope to hold their first meeting later this month. The Governor’s Communications Director Shauna...
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David Blake
December 06, 2017 - 1:37 pm
Could the bitter cold actually put some folks in the mood for holiday shopping? LSU business professor Dan Rice says it's possible, but then again it could go the other way for retailers anxious for foot traffic. Dan Rice- Interview 12-06-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, following more deal news and progress on the Republican tax overhaul plan over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 04, 2017 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were hanging onto some of their early gains Monday afternoon on expectations that lower taxes will help corporate profits pile up even higher. Congress moved closer to overhauling the U.S. tax system over the weekend, after the Senate narrowly approved its package of cuts...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2017 - 7:33 am
Shoppers will spend nearly a thousand dollars, on average, this Christmas. Christmas spending will average 967 dollars per person, predicts the National Retail Federation. That's more than 30 bucks higher than last year's average. "I think the long term average on retail sales might be up four or...
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USA TODAY
December 04, 2017 - 7:02 am
CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, for $69 billion in order to push much deeper into customer care. Eventually, shoppers may find more...
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Chris Miller
December 01, 2017 - 7:41 am
The stock markets open today with the Dow Jones Industrials at a record high: 24,272. So is a good time to buy or sell? With the market hitting a record, conventional wisdom might suggest that it's not the best time to be buying in, but certified financial planner Brad Fortier it really depends on...
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December 01, 2017 - 6:39 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... Futures are moderately lower after stocks rallied yesterday to another record close. The Dow Industrials soared 331 (1.4%), closing above 24,000 for the first time ever. The Nasdaq gained 49 and the S&P 500 was up 21. GM says it expects self-driving cars to be...
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