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Louisiana lawmakers socking away much of surplus in savings

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While their predecessors traditionally spent every surplus dollar available to them, Louisiana's lawmakers are taking a different approach this...

Stocks open lower on Wall Street as investors turn jittery

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as investors turn jittery once again in the face of rising numbers of coronavirus infections in...

Edwards stresses precautions, worries about virus spikes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As more businesses around Louisiana reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed concern Wednesday that too...

Another major mall deal implodes as pandemic shakes retail

The nation’s largest owner of malls is backing out of a $3.6 billion deal to buy a major rival as the coronavirus pandemic shakes...

Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening

After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen — even if it means only a few...

New Orleans to let good times roll in casinos and bars...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans will let the good times roll in casinos and bars again beginning Saturday, with restrictions aimed at...

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and...

US employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April — a sign of how deep the economic hole is as offices, restaurants,...

Wall Street hits the brakes after strong, weekslong rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street hit the brakes Tuesday, a day after its remarkable, weekslong rally brought the S&P 500 back to positive...

Louisiana lawmakers change rules for GOP committee districts

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Republicans hope they ended the upheaval surrounding elections for their governing body, by having lawmakers rewrite the rules...