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  • Superstorm Sandy rattles entertainment industry

    October 30, 2012 10:40 AM

    Video gamers in the Northeast angling to be among the first to play the highly anticipated "Assassin's Creed III" will have to wait a little longer - even if they have power. Area GameStop stores cancelled their midnight launches of Ubisoft's historical action sequel as Superstorm Sandy continued to disrupt... more »
  • La. blue crab industry gets certification nod

    March 13, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's blue crab industry is getting the nod from a group that certifies fisheries around the world. The Marine Stewardship Council says it has certified Louisiana's blue crab industry as sustainable and well-managed. The council is an international non-profit organization that investigates whether a fishery should... more »
  • Obama plays up auto industry success story

    January 31, 2012 6:29 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wears his decision to rescue General Motors and Chrysler three years ago as a badge of honor, a move to save jobs in an industry that helped create the backbone of the middle class more than a half-century ago. For Obama, the auto bailout... more »
  • Gulf oyster industry eyes electronic tracking

    December 23, 2011 12:49 PM

    The oyster industry in the Gulf of Mexico is developing an electronic system needed to track oysters for new food safety regulations. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/t2BwIl ) that Gulf states are developing the system, required under measures passed by Congress last year to make it easier to track food-borne illness... more »
  • Louisiana Named Best State for Filmmakers

    December 22, 2011 12:00 AM

    P3 Update, a magazine for film industry-insiders, ranked Louisiana as the best state in the country for movie production. The magazine compiles the list once a year based on factors including: tax incentives, crew base, talent pool, infrastructure and popularity among filmmakers. "In reality, I think that we have... more »
  • Flooding Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

    May 13, 2011 9:50 AM

    YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. The rising Mississippi River and its swelling tributaries threaten to inundate an economic mainstay that generates $200 million in annual sales. These new woes follow struggles in recent years against competition from Asian imports and high... more »
  • State of Gulf Seafood After Spill: Inside the Oyster Industry

    March 1, 2011 12:06 AM

    KATC continues its series on the state of gulf seafood by taking an in depth look into one of Louisiana's biggest seafood products, the oyster industry. Workers for Motivatit Oysters endlessly dredge year round all along the coast of Louisiana. But during and after the BP oil spill, their livelihood... more »
  • Inspection Fees May Double for Oil & Gas Industry

    September 14, 2010 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil and gas industry says an Obama administration plan to double fees charged for inspections of offshore operations could cost jobs. American Petroleum Institute president Jack Gerard says the industry recognizes the need for improved inspections and oversight following the BP oil spill. But he says... more »
  • US Commerce Secretary Coming to Louisiana

    August 16, 2010 5:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will be in Louisiana today, and seafood's on his agenda and menu. After a late-morning tour of a shrimp processing plant in Lafitte, about 30 miles from New Orleans, he will have lunch with Gulf fishermen at a seafood restaurant... more »
  • Government-Funded Auto Industry Bailout Showing Success

    July 30, 2010 12:10 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler Group LLC said Friday that it will add nearly 900 jobs at a factory in suburban Detroit. Its decision is a show of optimism that consumers will embrace its redesigned midsize sedans. The company made the announcement at another Detroit-area plant just before President Barack Obama... more »
  • Seafood Industry Being Hurt by False Public Perceptions

    July 22, 2010 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Representatives of Louisiana's seafood industry say they are being hurt by false public perceptions about the safety of Louisiana seafood, as well as by a slow-moving federal inspection program that's keeping safe waters closed to fishing. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board met Thursday and... more »
  • Director of new agency overseeing oil industry sworn in

    June 21, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has sworn in a former federal prosecutor as director of a new government agency to oversee offshore drilling and other oil and gas development. A former assistant U.S. attorney and Justice Department inspector general, Michael R. Bromwich will lead a reorganization of the... more »
  • Seafood Industry: LA Seafood Safe And Available

    May 13, 2010 7:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With oil still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, leaders of the state's seafood industry met Thursday to discuss ways to get out the message that Louisiana seafood is safe to eat and available, if not as abundant as before an April 20 offshore rig explosion.... more »
  • Gov. Jindal and Pixel Magic Announce New Digital Media Studio in Lafayette

    November 6, 2009 12:32 PM

    - Leading digital effects company could create 40 direct new jobs in three years - LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, Pixel Magic Vice President and General Manager Ray Scalice, Pixel Magic Vice President and VFX Supervisor Raymond McIntyre, Jr., University of Louisiana... more »
  • Two hurt in chopper crash in Gulf off Galveston

    November 2, 2009 8:48 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A helicopter crash on takeoff from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico left two men injured and the aircraft in the water. A spokesman for Broussard, La.,-based Rotorcraft Leasing Co., which serves the oil and gas industry, said Monday the cause of the crash is... more »

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