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Return to Gulf: Big Oil Grabs Leases

The oil-and-gas industry took another step from the shadows of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on Wednesday when federal officials unsealed more than $330 million in winning bids for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, the first offered there since the deadly April 2010 accident.

12/15/2011 | Read Story »

WSJ: New Orleans is 2011’s most improved city for business

NEW ORLEANS — It wasn’t long ago that New Orleans was at the very bottom of the Wall Street Journal’s […]

12/14/2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans business: Most improved in 2011

Once worst in MarketWatch study, Big Easy now in top third of class

12/13/2011 | Read Story »

States want to direct flow of Gulf oil spill fines

“It’s only fair and makes common sense that the money ought to stay in the area where the damage was done,” says Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House bill’s main author.

12/06/2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana has risen 19 spots for “Best States for Business” by Forbes

The U.S. economy grew by 2.5% in the third quarter which was its best performance in a year, but no one is breaking out the party hats just yet after the first half saw microscopic growth of 0.9%.

11/22/2011 | Read Story »

NOLAbound opens applications to lure entrepreneurs to New Orleans

The city of New Orleans today is rolling out the social media red carpet for aspiring entrepreneurs, as applications open […]

11/21/2011 | Read Story »

Biz: And Now, a BioInnovation Center

Three years ago this column likened the challenge of developing a local bioscience industry to the impossible task of herding […]

11/01/2011 | Read Story »

Gameloft New Orleans studio manager talks about the gaming boom in the Big Easy

With the best tax incentives in the U.S. for game makers, the Big Easy has attracted its first big game company with Gameloft, one of the largest mobile game publishers in the world.

10/31/2011 | Read Story »