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With low inventory, many homes selling in a week or less

Homes for sale sat on the market for an average of only one week before going under contract from July 2020 through June 2021, a record low, according to newly released results of a National Association of Realtors survey.

Louisiana chemical industry keeps wary eye on high natural gas prices

Natural gas prices are higher than Louisiana’s petrochemical industry would prefer but it’s not a serious problem yet, Louisiana Chemical Association President and CEO Greg Bowser says.

Dow CEO calls for putting a price on carbon

Putting a price on carbon is a useful policy tool for spurring decarbonization and addressing climate change, Dow Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling said today at the annual conference of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana.

Rising ingredient prices making local pizza, pastries more expensive

Higher shipping costs and shortages in labor and goods have driven up prices for almost everything, including perhaps that next slice of pizza or cake.

Agave Blue opening location in Zachary development

Agave Blue Tequila and Taco Bar is opening its second location, this one in the Americana development in Zachary, Elifin Realty announced Wednesday.

Work underway on mixed-use section of Harveston

Work is underway on the mixed-use portion of Harveston, the traditional neighborhood development at Nicholson Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard, developer Mike Wampold says.

What does the $1 trillion infrastructure deal mean for Baton Rouge?

Congress passed the $1 trillion infrastructure deal late Friday and President Biden signed it Saturday, providing Louisiana with billions in infrastructure funding. So what will Baton Rouge gain?
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Commercial concerns

Office occupancy rates, already soft, have held fairly steady throughout the pandemic but some fear that will end when long-term leases come up for renewal.

Addressing a problem…or creating havoc?

New federal flood insurance rules and pricing are meant to curtail development in high-risk areas, but so far they’re only generating controversy.
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JR Ball: Louisiana needs an education

Until Louisiana gets serious about education and fighting poverty it will remain ranked as one of this country's worse states.

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