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  • 'Hunger Games' sequel gives boost to Ga. economy

    September 24, 2012 7:47 AM

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Officials say filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy is expected to provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made... 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 »
  • House Panel Votes for Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The divisive idea to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans has turned into a modest plan to switch UNO to a different college system. UNO would be placed in the University of Louisiana System that focuses on regional campuses... more »
  • House Panel Weighing Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 19, 2011 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are considering a Jindal administration proposal to raise retirement costs for state workers, which would eat into paychecks that have been frozen at the governor's request for several years. The House Retirement Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Thursday. The bill would cost... more »
  • New Orleans African American Museum gets boost

    January 11, 2011 5:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans African American Museum in Treme is getting a big boost. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the museum is getting $3 million in federal funds to help pay for renovations and expansion of the museum. The museum is based in the Treme Villa, an 1828... more »
  • Restaurants Nationwide Boost Gulf Seafood

    December 1, 2010 7:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 275 restaurants across the country will be taking part in the first "America's Night out for Gulf Seafood" to promote the safety of Gulf seafood after the massive BP oil spill. All of the participating restaurants on Wednesday will be serving a special dish... more »
  • Obama Signs Executive Order to Boost Hispanic Education Achievement

    October 19, 2010 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday intended to boost Hispanic education achievement, a priority for a key voting bloc two weeks ahead of critical midterm elections. The measure is intended to widen the scope of a long-standing White House initiative on Latino education by... more »
  • Free Concert in Gulf Shores to Boost Tourism

    September 1, 2010 5:34 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Gulf Shores officials say Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley will perform concerts in mid-October to boost tourism on the Alabama coast after the Gulf oil spill. Bon Jovi will appear on Oct. 15 and Paisley on Oct. 17. Their concerts are in conjunction with the... more »
  • Gulf states join forces to boost economy

    August 26, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials, organizations and businesses from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are forming a new economic development coalition for the Gulf Coast. Dubbed "Ready 4 Takeoff," the coalition is calling for federal government purchases of seafood for the military, schools and other agencies to help the Gulf... more »
  • Obama looks to boost Gulf tourism with family trip

    August 13, 2010 9:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry. The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in... more »
  • House Approved a Bill To Boost Safety Standards

    July 30, 2010 7:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House approved a bill Friday to boost safety standards for offshore drilling, remove a federal cap on economic liability for oil spills and impose new fees on oil and gas production. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil... more »
  • Debate on a Bill to Boost Safety Standards for Drilling

    July 30, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has begun debate on a bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling and remove a $75 million cap on economic liability for oil spills. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said it would... more »
  • LA Attorney General Asking to Boost His Budget For Lawsuits Over Oil Spill

    May 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to boost his budget by $27 million over two years and to broaden his authority to hire outside attorneys so he can prepare for a lawsuit over the Gulf oil spill. Caldwell has yet to say who... more »
  • Education salaries grow $8M under Pastorek

    November 27, 2009 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Salary costs at Louisiana's education department have jumped 21 percent, and the number of people drawing six-figure paychecks has more than doubled in the two years since Paul Pastorek took charge of the agency. Even as the number of full-time employees dropped, payroll at the... more »

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