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Shreveport-Bossier City area has 13th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Shreveport-Bossier City area was more than 3,600 in the third quarter of 2018, a 557-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Louisiana ranked No. 44 in 2019 business climate index

Louisiana finished at No. 44 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Rest Area Closure: Greenwood Rest Area on I-20 eastbound in Caddo Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the Greenwood Rest Area and Welcome Center along I-20 eastbound (near mile marker 3) in Caddo Parish is temporarily closed for construction activities.

LOUISIANA MOTOR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION: LMTA Winter Management Summit to be held February 11

Winter Management Summit is about getting involved in the management decisions of the LMTA and implementing our new strategic plan.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 2 in Louisiana

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close two of its nine stores in Louisiana.

Analysis: New Orleans ranks 10th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts.

New Orleans ranks 10th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Analysis: Louisiana ranked 24th most affected by government shutdown

Louisiana ranked No. 24 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Louisiana schools attract the most in-state students

Blue Cliff College-Metairie, Remington College-Lafayette Campus and Fortis College-Baton Rouge enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Louisiana schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

LOUISIANA OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION: Houston President's Roundtable

Great energy and feedback at our Houston President's Roundtable hosted by Liskow & Lewis!

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS: The Other Black History to be held February 12

The Other Black History”, a play based on the 1980s pop culture movie “The Breakfast Club”.

New Orleans' Grow Dat Youth Farm among 'Renewal Awards' finalists

A New Orleans-based group that encourages cooperative gardening for "a more just and sustainable food system" is one of 15 nonprofits in the U.S. selected to be finalists in The Atlantic and Allstate's "The Renewal Awards," according to a recent press release.

New Orleans Junior Journalism Program makes roster of Renewal Award finalists

Because of its emphasis on diversity and its commitment to equipping young leaders for success, the New Orleans Junior Journalism Program (JRNOLA) has been tapped as a finalist in Allstate’s Youth Empowerment Awards.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Louisiana ranks No. 47 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Louisiana was rated fifth worst for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

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