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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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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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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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Here’s One More Reason To Insist On Gulf Shrimp [Video]

Shrimp imported from China & Vietnam is significantly cheaper than that from the Gulf of Mexico. You get what you pay for...

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Louisiana Small Business Owners Less Than Optimistic About State’s Political Climate

How does politics affect business on the local level? Small business owners reveal what the state's political and economic climate is doing to their long range plans.

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New Report Outlines Louisiana’s Economic Issues

Two Louisiana communities have seen an upturn in their local economy in the last half of 2015. What's it going to take for the rest of the state to join that turn around?

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Louisiana Auto Dealers Fall Short Of Record Sales Year

Nationwide auto sales set records during this past year. Louisiana automobile dealers say their year could have been better but they are not complaining.

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Outlook For Oil Prices In 2016 According To LSU’s Center For Energy Studies

What will the new year bring for those in the oil and gas industry? One expert offers his opinions on why 2016 shouldn't be as much of a roller coaster ride as 2015 was.

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