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  1. Ochsner deal to takeover two north Louisiana safety net hospitals near completionRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Baton Rouge Business Report

    A deal for Ochsner Health System to take over operation of two north Louisiana safety net hospitals in partnership with LSU could be finalized in September, Matt Block, executive counsel for the administration of Gov. John Bel Edwards, updated lawmakers Friday on the status of the negotiations during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in the Capitol. "During the next six weeks or so we expect to get the deal completed," Block said.

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  2. Four Louisiana cities make national ranking for slowest growing wages, two others show big gainsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    On the flip side, the New Orleans-Metairie , Shreveport-Bossier City , Houma-Thibodaux and Lafayette metro areas found themselves on the paper's Nationally, total personal income in 2016 climbed for the third consecutive year, with the amount Americans took home increasing 1.1% to $14.6 trillion, up from $14.2 trillion in 2015. Factoring in population growth over the same period, per capita income inched up by a relatively modest 0.4%, and now stands at $44,450.

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  3. News roundup: Report faults years of neglect for 2017 New Orleans...Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Outside consultants believe long-term neglect of the city's failing drainage system was the cause of widespread flooding last summer. The ABS Group's report, was obtained by news outlets Monday, a year and a day after a storm caused flooding.

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  4. Riverboat casino policies for moving on land will be set by 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The state's Gaming Control Board is still drafting its policy for riverboat casinos to move onto land, with the group aiming to have regulations in place by the end of year. The rules won't set a hard line, says Ronnie Jones, head of the board, because the gambling industry markets around the state are so diverse.

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  5. Contract terms for Louisiana hospitals deal still incompleteRead the original story

    Monday Jul 30 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Contracts remain unfinished for a deal to transfer management of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, a deal announced more than seven months ago. Southeast Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has agreed to take over day-to-day oversight of the Shreveport and Monroe facilities from BRF, which has managed the hospitals for five years.

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  6. Five Baton Rouge airport director candidates interviewing todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The committee leading the search for the next director of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport is conducting interviews today with The group of candidates, which includes four out-of-state applicants and one local, were scheduled to begin meeting at 8 a.m. for one-hour interviews with the seven-member search committee. The interviews, which will last through mid-afternoon, are being held in the Metro Council chambers at City Hall.

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  7. 'A significant step': FranU physical therapy doctorate awarded accreditation candidacyRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    FranU gained another pedigree today as it continues to expand its degree offerings as a fully fledged university, less than two years after The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has granted FranU candidacy for its new doctor of physical therapy program, the university announced today. The decision from the CAPTE allows FranU to admit its first group of students for the program this fall, and is a big step toward full accreditation of the program.

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  8. News roundup: Bossier City grows while Shreveport shrinks a Boeing...Read the original story

    May 29, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Shreveport is losing residents while Bossier City continues to grow, reports. The data released May 24 shows that Shreveport lost an estimated 2,358 residents from July 2016 to July 2017, a 1.2% decline.

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  9. Re-Bath corporate team taking over Baton Rouge locationRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    "The opportunity for corporate to get in on the ground level will aid in our understanding of franchisees and their needs", said Brad Hiller, CEO of Re-Bath. Christy Beard, the franchise owner, will stay at the Baton Rouge location during the transition of creating a new showroom and sales team.

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  10. 2018 Influential Women in Business: Sheri H. LeBasRead the original story

    May 23, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    In the late 1980s, Sherri LeBas was a young engineer at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 26 years old and fresh off maternity leave for her first child, when she was tapped to oversee a major project: the Interstate 49 interchange in Shreveport. LeBas spent 10 years of her DOTD career managing that project, which required construction of a new interstate from the Bert Kouns Industrial Loop to I-20.

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  11. Federal judge in Shreveport reverses DEA suspension of Louisiana drug wholesalerRead the original story

    May 21, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler's opioid sales over allegations it failed to report suspiciously large orders by pharmacies, In an effort to battle the national opioid crisis, the DEA suspended Shreveport-based Morris & Dickson Co's operations on May 2. Morris & Dickson immediately disputed the charge and a U.S. District Court Judge in Shreveport entered a temporary order that blocked the DEA from enforcing its suspension. "This is a striking vindication for our family company," Paul Dickson, president of Morris & Dickson, said in a statement posted on the company's website after the ruling was made on Friday.

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  12. LongHorn opening in former Logan's space at Mall of LouisianaRead the original story

    May 15, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    At 5,850 square feet, the restaurant will accommodate more than 200 guests and employ more than 70 people, according to a release by the chain.

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  13. News roundup: Advocacy group encourages Louisiana women, minorities...Read the original story

    May 9, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    An industry advocacy group called Women Grow encouraged women and minorities to explore careers in the medical marijuana field at a marijuana business convention in New Orleans on Tuesday evening, WRBZ-TV reports. "We want them to have an equal opportunity to become the next billionaires in this industry," says Chanda Macias, the group's chairperson and a dispensary owner from Washington D.C. Women Grow hopes to bolster public support for Louisiana's emerging medical marijuana business and recruit the next leaders in the industry.

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  14. News roundup: Marucci named a supplier of national softball programs...Read the original story

    May 3, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Marucci Sports has become a supplier of the USA Softball Women's National Team and Junior Women's National Team programs. The Baton Rouge-based company's line includes gloves, bats, batting gloves, bag and other softball-related apparel.

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  15. Capitol Views: Following equal pay defeat, state representative promises bare-knuckles campaignRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    As a Senate committee prepared to involuntarily shelve her equal pay legislation this morning, Rep. Barbara Norton vowed to not only launch a grassroots campaign to advocate for financial equality, but also to publicly scorn lawmakers who oppose the concept in the future. In response, the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted 7-4 to defer Norton's House Bill 605, matching the shared fate of other similar proposals introduced during the ongoing regular session.

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  16. CABL: Outside forces should not derail Louisiana pension reformRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Barry Erwin, president and CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana, is urging the Louisiana Legislature to act on its own and advance legislation that drastically reforms the state's retirement system despite opposition from Gov. John Bel Edwards. "Legislation to reform one of Louisiana's major retirement plans is being shelved by the state retirement system that proposed it because of opposition from the governor," Erwin writes in a .

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  17. Belle of Baton Rouge part of $1.85B acquisition of Tropicana EntertainmentRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The Belle of Baton Rouge will be sold as part of a $1.85 billion acquisition of Tropicana Entertainment by Eldorado Resorts, which owns casinos in Shreveport and Lake Charles. that it has a definitive agreement to sell Tropicana Entertainments real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. and to merge its gaming and hotel operations into Eldorado Resorts.

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  18. Capitol Views: Legislature in transition modeRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Members of the House and Senate will turn a corner next week when the state budget, found in House Bill 1, begins moving through the legislative process. At the same time, the Legislature's tax-writing committees are preparing for the possibility of 2018's second special session, to follow the ongoing regular session.

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  19. News roundup: CC's Coffee House strikes deal to sell GIVN Water at...Read the original story

    Apr 6, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    CC's Coffee House has struck a deal to sell Georgia-based GIVN Water at its 40 locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  20. Louisiana Senate committee defers bill to oust state education superintendent John WhiteRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2018 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The Senate Education Committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill that would have forced Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White out of office, The proposed bill was authored by Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, who has been a part of previous efforts to oust White. Under current Louisiana law, the superintendent of education is appointed by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and serves for the duration of the board's term.

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