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  • Avis buying Zipcar in deal worth nearly $500M

    January 2, 2013 7:00 AM

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) - Avis is buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, expanding its offerings from traditional car rentals to car sharing services. Avis Budget Group Inc. will pay $12.25 per share, which is a 49 percent premium to the company's Friday closing price. The companies put the total value of... more »
  • ConAgra buying Ralcorp for about $4.95 billion

    November 27, 2012 7:40 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - ConAgra Foods is buying private-label food producer Ralcorp for about $4.95 billion, which will make it the biggest private-label packaged food business in North America. ConAgra says the acquisition will strengthen its overall position in the North American packaged food business. ConAgra brands include Chef Boyardee,... more »
  • Police buying guns in N.O.

    May 7, 2012 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will be buying guns from citizens who want to dispose of them on May 12 at the Little Zion Baptist Church. The program, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee, will start at 9 a.m. The church is at 4821... more »
  • Dutch judge upholds ban on foreigners buying pot

    April 27, 2012 10:50 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch judge on Friday upheld the government's plan to introduce a "weed pass" to prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, whose scores of coffee shops are a major tourism drawcard, opposes the plan, and mayor Eberhard van der... more »
  • Man gets prison for illegally buying assault rifle

    March 15, 2012 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A convicted felon who pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining an assault rifle at a Kenner gun show has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Kena James purchased the rifle in June at a gun show for 26-year-old Hilton Fluker,... more »
  • Buying Votes in Mamou

    September 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community. Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
  • Vote-Buying Arrest in Mamou

    September 22, 2010 2:49 PM

    Press Release: On September 18, 2010 Chief Greg Dupuis received phone calls from concerned citizens and candidates that Ricky John McGee had just brought four people from Mamou to vote absentee and that he had paid them to vote. Chief Dupuis was given the names of four voters and an... more »
  • The Cost of the 12 Days

    November 30, 2009 11:26 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - Pleasing that "true love" is going to be a slightly more expensive proposition this year - if you plan to use to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" formula. PNC Wealth Management has totaled up the cost of gifting a loved one with everything from the partridge in... more »

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