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Great Steak, Planet Smoothie coming to Baton Rouge 

A convenience store that will house two quick service restaurants—a Great Steak and a Planet Smoothie—is being developed near the intersection of South Acadian...

LSU board to vote Friday on opening energy systems deal to outside bidders

The LSU Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Friday on an agreement with the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation that would give the REFF ity to select and recommend a private vendor to upgrade the aging utilities and energy systems infrastructure on the main campus.  

Nominate a community leader for ‘inRegister’ Women with a Cause 

The need for community has grown this year more than ever. Which makes Business Report’s sister publication inRegister‘s annual Women with a Cause issue...

Hurricane Laura roundup … 

• The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has committed $5 million to meet the needs of communities rebuilding in the wake...

Roundup: Alex Billioux / Retail’s future / Unemployment rate 

Stepping down: Dr. Alex Billioux, the state’s assistant secretary of health, will step down at the end of September, according to the Louisiana Department...

Oil and gas companies ask federal court to reconsider coastal damage lawsuit ruling

Oil and gas companies are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its previous decision that parish lawsuits alleging damage of coastal wetlands should...

Lawmakers fail to reach consensus on Fed’s Main Street lending program 

Lawmakers on a top banking panel largely agree that the Federal Reserve’s Main Street lending program has fallen short. But they’re debating whether or...

LSU downplays potential conflict with board member and Bernhard Capital

LSU officials are downplaying the relationship between board member Jay Blossman and Baton Rouge-based private equity firm Bernhard Capital Partners.

Click Here Digital, Franklin evolve as their industries change 

As Charles Darwin showcased in the 19th century classic The Origin of Species, animals had to adapt or die as the world evolved around...

Virus roundup …

• Gov. John Bel Edwards says he needs more information before making a decision on whether to advance the state to phase three of...

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