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  • Baton Rouge chief revives push for deputy chief

    November 25, 2013 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police Chief Carl Dabadie has revived a previously shelved effort to add deputy chiefs to the Baton Rouge Police Department, positions Dabadie says would create a clearer chain of command. If the proposal survives labor negotiations, The Advocate reports Dabadie would be able to tap... more »
  • Tulane continues push for new stadium

    July 10, 2012 6:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A push to bring college football back to uptown New Orleans with construction of a new stadium at Tulane University continues when the university hosts a forum on the issue. Tulane says Wednesday's event will be moderated by representatives of an architectural firm selected by the... more »
  • FedEx Earns, Drop in Claims Push Stocks Higher

    December 15, 2011 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from FedEx and a sharp drop in claims for unemployment benefits pushed stocks slightly higher in early trading Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.5 percent, to 11,879 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow lost 360 points over the... more »
  • Rising Food and Gas Costs Push up Consumer Prices

    May 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the Labor Department said. In the... more »
  • Protest Rally Planned to Push Science Law Repeal

    April 28, 2011 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge high school senior is planning a protest to push for repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which critics say can be used to promote creationism in schools. The rally, organized by student Zack Kopplin, is scheduled for today on the Capitol... more »
  • Apartments Push Home Construction up in January

    February 16, 2011 9:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Home construction rose at the fastest rate in 20 months, pushed up by a spike in apartment building. But construction of single-family homes declined, a sign that demand for housing remains weak. Builders broke ground on new homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of... more »
  • Angela Bassett, other storytellers push tolerance

    October 18, 2010 10:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Angela Bassett says one thing is paramount when she tackles a new project: the story. Bassett was in New Orleans Monday to join five men and women who will share stories of survival and triumph as part of USA Network's "Characters Unite" public service campaign. The... more »
  • Microsoft Makes Big Push for New Game Audience

    June 14, 2010 9:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - To appeal to families ready to graduate from the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Corp. wants to build on the success of the Wii's motion-capture wand - by getting rid of the wand entirely. On Monday, Microsoft detailed its new Kinect game technology, coming this fall for the... more »

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