BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission said initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 19 dropped to 14,842 from the previous week’s total of 16,182. The number is still exponentially higher than this time last year: during the week ending Sept. 21, 2019, 1,653 initial claims...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Nearly 160,000 Louisiana residents have yet to claim their stimulus checks and the deadline to do so is fast approaching. The Internal Revenue Service said those who have not yet claimed their stimulus check should get a letter letting them know they are still eligible to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With COVID-19’s continued grip on the U.S., new unemployment claims increased slightly week-over-week on Sept. 14, but were still 87% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The White House’s coronavirus response coordinator Wednesday hailed Gov. John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 restrictions as helping to save lives, giving the Democratic governor a boost on the eve of a special session where Republican lawmakers will work to strip some of those regulations. Dr. Deborah Birx...
NEW ORLEANS – Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar earned unwanted attention from the City of New Orleans Department of Safety and Permits after the bar posted video on social media showing Saints fans in the bar not wearing masks during Monday’s Saints-Raiders game. The city ordered Tracey’s to close until...
The city of New Orleans has ordered Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar to stop operating after violations of the city's COVID-19 regulations during Monday's Saints game.
NEW ORLEANS – Mojo Coffee Roasters is one of five independent roasters nationwide to take part in the new “Love Blend” initiative from Keurig, creator of those iconic single-serve coffee pods. As a show of support (and for some good PR, no doubt), Keurig hired the five to collaborate...
NEW ORLEANS  – The food and beverage team that created St. Roch Market, Auction House Market and Market Supper Club are introducing Parcel, a subscription service that delivers prepared meals weekly from local chefs. Patrons purchase a subscription to a preset number of meals for delivery each week. Then, each...
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 136-year-old Louisiana university has set an enrollment record in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused challenges in higher education nationwide. The record “is remarkable and especially gratifying in the midst of the global pandemic,” Northwestern State University President Chris Maggio told The Times of Shreveport. According...
NEW ORLEANS – The latest report from the Gulf South Index show boomers and millennials in the region are changing course on their outlooks as the summer months wind down and we approach the end of the year. Optimism reigns with both groups as the number of people in...