Publication: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

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BESE offers up compromise on Common Core controversy

Leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education have proposed a compromise that could help bridge the growing divide between BESE and Gov. Bobby Jindal over Common Core educational standards and associated tests.BESE President Chas Roemer, ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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Oil and gas industry touts importance as PR effort continues

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association today released its most recent study touting the energy sector's importance as a "giant economic engine for the Louisiana economy." LMOGA President Chris John says this latest study was commissioned ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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Councilmen meet with Lyft, say ridesharing firm 'very interested' in BR market

Uber isn't the only ridesharing service that's eyeing the Baton Rouge market. Within days of the Metro Council's June 25 passage of an ordinance clearing the way for ridesharing companies to provide service in Baton Rouge, representatives from Lyft came ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]
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La. among states with highest unemployment rates for mentally ill

Louisiana has the ninth-highest percentage of unemployed persons in its public mental health care system, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At 88%, Louisiana's rate is higher than the national unemployment rate for ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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Entrepreneur: Edward 'Sandy' Comeaux

If you want to know what welders want in a cap, just ask them. That's what Edward "Sandy" Comeaux did back in 1973. As Business Report details in its new Entrepreneur feature on Comeaux, he was a sales rep then, supplying workwear to stores around Louisiana. ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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Jindal invokes 'Field of Dreams' to blast Obama over Keystone XL

What we need to turn our country around, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal in a new guest editorial featured on the National Review website, is "a president who stops getting his energy policies from Hollywood movies—and Hollywood liberals." In the column, ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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Associated Grocers to renovate Anselmo Lane warehouse

Baton Rouge-based Associated Grocers has filed a plan review application to remodel its existing warehouse facilities at 8686 Anselmo Lane with the city-parish Department of Public Works. According to the application, renovations to the approximately ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 10 hours ago]
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New BR annexation requests total at least 300 acres

The three new annexation requests the City of Baton Rouge received for land located along River Road late Wednesday afternoon total at least 300 acres and are collectively valued at $216,500, according to the annexation petition.As Daily Report first ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]
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New congressional caucus aims to boost refiners

Refiners fighting against biofuel mandates, environmental regulations and changes in U.S. export policy have new allies on Capitol Hill, with the launch Wednesday of a formal congressional caucus dedicated to the industry. FuelFix.com reports 25 lawmakers ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]
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LOOP considering reversing oil flows

With domestic oil production at a 28-year high, Bloomberg reports, the managers of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, or LOOP, are "thinking the previously unthinkable": reversing the flows and sending North American oil out as well as taking foreign oil ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]
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Publisher: La. voters shouldn't let McAllister, Edwards make La. a national punchline

"Like it or not," says Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister Jr. in his latest column, "Louisiana voters are going to have to endure the jokes and humiliation that come with having a cast of characters running for Congress." Of course, McCollister ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]
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'225 Weekender': Experience A Mid City Night's Dream

Go on a Baton Rouge culture crawl tonight. As 225 Weekender reports, Mid City stores, galleries and restaurants will take part in the fourth annual A Mid City Night's Dream event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. It allows patrons to get a taste of local art ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 14 hours ago]

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..."This is what oil independence is all about," Carl Larry, president of Oil Outlooks & Opinions LLC in Houston, tells Bloomberg. "We're going to get to the point where we reach maximum capacity of oil storage in the Gulf Coast and we're going to have to move that crude out to somewhere else." The next step could be loading domestic oil or crude mined from Canada's oil sands onto tankers...
...Dettman says he can't yet reveal the new location, he says that the new space will be slightly larger than Digital Press' current location. "We haven't closed on it, but there's a purchase agreement [in place]" he says. "Our plans are to renovate and expand it...
...Meanwhile, Metro Councilman John Delgado, who opposes the St George incorporation effort, says: "This is just another business seeking safe haven in Baton Rouge and trying to resist becoming part of this experiment known as St George." Read the complete petition for annexation. —Stephanie Riegel
"If it turns out that a flag [brand] is a better way to go" he says, "we'll keep Calloway as an undername."

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