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The waiting game: Louisiana won’t be shortening the waiting period for a divorce. The Associated Press reports lawmakers in the state House of Representatives rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have cut the wait to six months for a no-fault divorce when the married couple has children under 18. Under existing law, such couples... The post News roundup: Bill to shorten divorce waiting period in Louisiana fails … Record $73B in oil and gas mergers announced in first quarter of 2017 ……
04.26 / 15:33
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Renovations are underway on a new quick service Mediterranean restaurant expected to open this summer at 4608 Bennington Ave., a spot that was once the longtime home of Marina’s Mexican Grill. Owner Vahan Khachatryan says Parsley and Pepper Mediterranean Bistro will feature an Americanized version of the traditional Greek and Lebanese restaurants that are spread... The post New Mediterranean restaurant to open this summer on Bennington appeared first on Baton Rouge Business R…
04.26 / 15:33
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Halfway through Valentine’s Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster. As The Associated Press reports, his company wasn’t going to be able to deliver many of the promised roses and other flowers by the end of the day. Angry customers started venting online, posting negative reviews of UrbanStems on... The post Small businesses can feel bigger effects from PR disaster appeared first on Baton Rouge Business…
04.26 / 15:33
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President Donald Trump is proposing “the biggest tax cut” ever even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill promises of bringing jobs and prosperity to the middle class. An official with knowledge of the plan tells The Associated Press that White House officials are expected to announce today broad outlines... The post Trump to outline proposal for ‘biggest tax cut’ in history today appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Rep…
04.26 / 15:33
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana have filed seven additional lawsuits to recoup overcharges from pharmaceutical companies engaged in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy of generic drugs. The lawsuits also filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Under the name Louisiana Health Service Indemnity Company,... The post BCBS of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana file more lawsuits for alleged pharmaceutical price-fixing appeared first…
04.26 / 15:33
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It's not unusual for art to pull from adolescent experience, an infatuation with innocence. The danger, of course, is that hindsight is 20/20, and teenage experiences are much less awkward in retrospect. With its debut single from its upcoming LP, Plastic Cough , the Seattle indie-rock band Great Grandpa doesn't ignore the gracelessness of youth. It embraces it. "Teen Challenge" meanders on a well-defined course of the band's curation: opening with a '90s slacker-rock chord progression;…
04.26 / 14:43
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Already an industry veteran at 20, Rosie Carney writes songs that feel lived-in and worn, conveying a bruised ache well beyond her years. The Irish singer-songwriter has been letting singles trickle out for a few years now, and her latest, "Your Moon," strikes a sure-footed balance between airy tenderness and coolly jazzy melancholy. Carney signed and lost a record deal while still a teenager, yet each successive song finds her reaching more of her considerable potential. This year, she's…
04.26 / 14:43
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Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French…
04.26 / 14:43
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I want to introduce you to Chad Clark, a Washington D.C. artist with the band Beauty Pill , which begins a tour today with a musical hero of Clark's and of mine, Arto Lindsay . Arto is a legendary Brazilian-American composer, singer, producer and experimental guitarist. His music is a combination of brash and calm — often, these days, in the very same song. I first heard Arto's brash side on a 1978 compilation called No New York , a collection of "no wave" artists from NYC, produced by B…
04.26 / 14:43
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When Gov. John Bel Edwards unveiled the centerpiece of his tax plan for the legislative session—a gross receipts tax called a commercial activity tax, or CAT—he told those in attendance at the March 29 press briefing that he’d come up with the idea after traveling the state and talking to lawmakers. “The CAT came into... The post A business resource guide to the 2017 legislative session appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report…
04.26 / 14:31
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The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says there is a risk of severe thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes in southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, northeastern Texas and western…
04.26 / 14:25
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If all goes to plan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will beam new images of Saturn and its rings to Earth early Thursday, sharing data from its first dive through the gap between the planet and its striped belt of ice and rock particles. Today's dive also marks the start of the final phase in the craft's 13-year visit to Saturn. Days ago, it used the gravity of Saturn's moon Titan to bend its path toward its eventual destruction on the planet. Cassini descended below the ring plane around 5…
04.26 / 13:33
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Sevdaliza's debut album feels like a lifetime examined — and past lives exhumed. The Iranian-born, Netherlands-based singer and songwriter navigates trip-hop, industrial R&B and a strain of dubstep that's more soul than shuffle. But the more you sink into the desperate motion of ISON, the more she breaks apart, discovering pieces of her identity and challenging how the world circumscribes it. "ISON has manifested in its physical form," Sevdaliza writes of today's surprise album r…
04.26 / 13:33
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcIedFBiVU A broken heart can be enough to drive anyone completely mad. Just ask Highly Suspect frontman Johnny Stevens, who snaps his cap and trashes a thrift store after losing the love of his life in a new video for the song "Little One." "Hey, little one," he sings while intermittently smashing everything in sight and screaming at customers. "I'm so scared of what this could have been. I know that today I lost my only friend." The video, directed by…
04.26 / 13:33
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Councilwoman Chauna Banks says she will hold a public hearing at this afternoon’s Metro Council meeting to discuss the future of the BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, even though BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight says she doesn’t have any updated information to present to the council and won’t attend the meeting. In an email sent Tuesday afternoon... The post Banks calls for hearing today on future of Baton Rouge Zoo, but BREC says no update to provide appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report…
04.26 / 13:22
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Appliance manufacturers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., today to celebrate a popular energy efficiency program , even as it's slated for elimination in President Trump's proposed budget. You probably know the program's little blue label with the star — the Environmental Protection Agency says 90 percent of U.S. households do. "The Energy Star brand has brand recognition on par with, like, Coke and Pepsi," says Steve Byers, CEO of EnergyLogic. His company, which is among those r…
04.26 / 12:30
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The festivities at this month's third annual Qingyuan marathon, in southern China's Guangdong province, begin at 7 a.m. On one side of the starting line, there's a traditional Chinese music troupe in robes and long, flowing beards; on the other, there's a stage full of dancing girls wearing skimpy marathon attire, gyrating their hips in unison to a rap song. Stuck in the middle are more than 23,000 runners, itching to start. The music stops, a gun is fired, and for the next half-hour,…
04.26 / 12:30
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Chinese officials smashed a bottle of champagne on the bow of their second aircraft carrier Wednesday, launching what the Defense Ministry calls the country's first "home-made" carrier — which took less than four years to build. The as-yet-unnamed carrier joins the Liaoning, a repurposed 1980s-era Soviet ship that was bought from Ukraine and launched in 2012. Together, the Chinese ships represent a new dimension in the increasingly crowded waters in and around Asia, where claims and c…
04.26 / 12:30
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In the cool mountains of the Upper Yangtze region, Chinese villagers clamber up dogwood and maple trees to gather what Dr. Oz has called a "miracle anti-aging pill." The small, red schisandra berry has a peculiar taste — five tastes, in fact, because it's considered to be at once sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Chinese restaurants serve it macerated in alcohol from tall glass containers, like the office water cooler, where customers can fill a cup. Long before it became a "…
04.26 / 11:32
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Before "fandom" was even a word, women were making pilgrimages to Prince Edward Island to pay homage to a certain red-haired orphan girl named Anne. There's such an industry built up around Anne of Green Gables that it's sort of surprising there aren't dozens of novels about her creator, L.M. Montgomery. In many ways, she's the perfect heroine for a work of young adult historical fiction — she was a girl born ahead of her time, full of potential and possessed of a deep longing for love and …
04.26 / 11:32
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