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  • Southern president aims for higher standards

    April 12, 2014 8:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University President Ronald Mason says the 134-year-old historically black university needs higher entrance standards. Others say that could be the death of an institution that traditionally has been all-embracing. The discussion is just starting, Mason said: "I'm not saying we're going to become Yale... more »
  • Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops

    April 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms. Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle... more »
  • Commissioner: OMV aims to cut wait times

    October 12, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles says he is visiting all 82 offices statewide as part of a bid to improve efficiency. The Advocate reports Stephen Campbell, who took the job earlier this year, made the comment in response to criticism about wait... more »
  • Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.

    August 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the northern Gulf Coast early Monday and promised to give the Republican National Convention a good drenching after lashing the Florida Keys with wind and rain but apparently causing little damage. The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would grow to... more »
  • Summit Aims to Boost Small Business Exports

    March 2, 2012 11:02 AM

    Monroe, Louisiana - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), in collaboration with Louisiana Economic Development (LED), is hosting a statewide Step Up to Exporting Summit to connect small businesses with resources and expertise that can help them enter new markets and increase revenues from exports. During this event, participants... more »
  • American Airlines Aims to Cut 13,000 Jobs

    February 2, 2012 8:52 AM

    The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs - 15 percent of its workforce - as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a move strongly opposed by the airline's unions and the U.S. pension-insurance agency,... more »
  • Facebook Aims to Help Prevent Suicide

    December 13, 2011 7:15 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help. A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system. If a... more »
  • Wanted Man on the Run

    December 22, 2009 3:52 PM

    The FBI and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Marcelle Drive in hopes of finding a wanted drug dealer, but their search came up empty handed. An anonymous tip lead authorities to the street for 30-year-old Courtland Malbrough, one of 13 people... more »

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