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Louisiana building permits: November 2018

Louisiana issued 983 building permits for privately owned housing during November, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for East Carroll Parish residents is highest in Louisiana

East Carroll Parish residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Louisiana, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: Which college baseball program grossed the most in the U.S.

Tulane University of Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana Tech University top the list of highest grossing college baseball programs nationwide in 2016

BOSSIER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening: Cassity Jones Bldg Materials to be held May 8

Cassity Jones Building Materials is expanding its footprint in the Ark-La-Tex with its newest location opening in Bossier City!

Excessive tort litigation costing New Orleans area economy millions, reform advocates say

Excessive tort litigation is taking a deep bite out of the New Orleans area's economy, which would benefit from reforms, a grassroots organization that advocates for tort reform said in a recent news release.

Mexico is the top destination for Baton Rouge, LA metro area exports in 2017

Baton Rouge, LA exported $1.3 billion to Mexico in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), an increase of 13.3 percent from $1.15 billion in 2016.

Excessive tort litigation costing Lafayette area economy millions, reform advocates say

Excessive tort litigation is taking a deep bite out of the Lafayette area's economy, which would benefit from reforms, a grassroots organization that advocates for tort reform said in a recent news release.

Ascension Parish exports up 98.8% since 2013

Ascension Parish exports increased 98.8 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Excessive tort litigation costing Baton Rouge area economy millions, reform advocates say

Excessive tort litigation is taking a deep bite out of the Baton Rouge area's economy, which would benefit from reforms, a grassroots organization that advocates for tort reform said in a recent news release.

Analysis: Louisiana posts 19th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,008 properties in Louisiana started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 19th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Iberville Parish exports down 23% since 2013

Iberville Parish exports decreased 23 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

East Baton Rouge Parish exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017

East Baton Rouge Parish exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).

Which U.S. metro areas exported the most to Belgium in 2017?

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR metro ranks first in trade with Belgium with exports of $2.43 billion in 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Mexico is the top destination for Lake Charles, LA metro area exports in 2017

Lake Charles, LA exported $1.95 billion to Mexico in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).

Which U.S. metro areas exported the most to Brazil in 2017?

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX metro ranks first in trade with Brazil with exports of $6.52 billion in 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

China is the top destination for New Orleans-Metairie, LA metro area exports in 2017

New Orleans-Metairie, LA exported $4.87 billion to China in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), a decrease of 16.7 percent from $5.84 billion in 2016.

Ascension Parish exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017

Ascension Parish exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), an increase of 28 percent from $1.68 billion in 2016.

West Baton Rouge Parish exports up 21.5% since 2013

West Baton Rouge Parish exports increased 21.5 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

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