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What is a ‘Makerspace’ and Will Lafayette Get One?

What do you get when you put a software developer, a realtor, a robotics engineer, artist, photographer, and designer together? Some great ideas! Crawford Comeaux, Jackie Lyle, and David Mayor are seeking funding in the amount of $8,205

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Amazon Is Raising Shipping Fees, Just In Time For The Holidays, Oh Joy

For the first time in 10 years, Amazon is raising shipping prices and lucky (yeah right) for us, just in time for the holidays.

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Louisiana Shipyard Receives Federal Grant

The grant was made under a program for shipyards providing essential services to commercial and government ships.

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Louisiana State Capitol (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Louisiana’s Business Climate Ranked # 4 In The Nation

This is the highest-ever business climate ranking for the state.

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Lafayette-Based Schumacher Group Lays Off 41 Employees

In a letter sent to employees obtained by our news partners at KATC TV-3, the company announced it is cutting its Patient Financial Management Services division.

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IBM Bringing 800 New Jobs To Louisiana

Last week, we told you about Shark Metal Boats expanding to add 88 jobs.
Lafayette's Oil Center is being revitalized, and now this.
It Looks like good economic news for Louisiana.

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First LAGCOE Event for 2013 is Today, January 11

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Exposition, known as LAGCOE will take place October 22-24, but LAGCOE's first event of 2013 is today

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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Are You Getting the Overtime Pay You Deserve?

If you’re working overtime and aren’t getting the pay required by law, you’re part of a growing number of Americans who are now filing wage complaints against their employers under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year — Survey of the Day

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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Louisiana Among the Top Five Friendliest States for Small Business

We've always known that Lafayette is a great place to live and work, but did you know that Louisiana's small businesses have ranked themselves as the 6th most healthy in the country? Thumbtack.com surve

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Many Americans Expected to Be Too Broke to File for Bankruptcy — Dollars and Sense

Some major companies and corporations such as MF Global and AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, have filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, they may have, directly or not, caused some people to go bankrupt.

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