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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...

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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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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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IRS Releases List of States in America With Most Millionaires

In case you ever wondered where all the rich people lived, for hunting purposes, here is a handy little list released by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service.

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How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Gas? — Survey of the Day

With the average price of gas approaching four dollars a gallon, the question becomes whether Americans are going to start to seriously changing their current driving habits and vacation plans, in light of this hike.

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Sly Stone is Homeless, Living in a Car

As recently as four years ago, funk legend Sly Stone was living in a home in Napa Valley, CA that was large enough to be described as a compound.

Those days are gone now, as Stone — whose group Sly and the Family Stone was one of the most successful acts of the late 60s and early 70s — has lost his home and his fortune due to poor financial management and crippling bouts of substance abuse.

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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed

With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.

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