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National Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.8 Percent
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Louisiana’s Economy Is Bad But Not The Worst

Louisiana has the second worst economy in the country according to a national survey. Here's what's being done to make sure we claim the number one spot next year.

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O’Charley’s Restaurant in Lafayette Shuts Down Abruptly

O'Charley's restaurant, located on Ambassador Caffery at Settlers Trace Blvd in Lafayette, abruptly shut down its doors on Sunday night.

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New Orleans Celebrates Its First Mardi Gras Since Hurricane Katrina
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Mardi Gras Means Big Money For South Louisiana

It's not all about plastic beads, cups, and a little bit of booze. Mardi Gras means big money for all of Louisiana.

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US Rig Count Up 13 This Week To 637

Texas added more than a dozen operational rigs within the matter of a week.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (Photo by Chip Somodevilla--Getty Images)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (Photo by Chip Somodevilla--Getty Images)
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As Expected, Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates

The Fed is signaling that additional rate increases will likely be made slowly as the economy improves.

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Election Jitters Affecting Small Business Owners

Who will be running the country and what policies might they pursue. That's what has small business owners in Louisiana watching and waiting.

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Sugar Cane Grinding Season Is Underway

The sugarcane grinding season has started. Be on the lookout for 'cane trucks on area roadways. Although it can be difficult, please be patient, because sugarcane is big business in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Economy – The Good And Not So Good News

Some communities in the state continue their slow recovery from lower oil prices. Meanwhile, other communities are experiencing record growth because of natural gas and the chemical industry.

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Louisiana’s Poverty Rate Among Nation’s Highest

Louisiana is near the top of yet another bad list...

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LGMC (Lafayette General) Announces Layoffs

The hospital system attributes the decision to reimbursement shifts, federal cuts, and the current economic situation.

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Complete Flood Recovery Should Take Over A Year

A LSU economist issues a forecast for true recovery from the recent flooding across the state.

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Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast
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Oil Industry Contemplates Problems Of Recovery

When oil prices rebound will there be enough qualified workers to fill the needs of the industry?

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