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BR, N.O. rank low in global recovery

Source: theadvocate.com - Dec 3, 2012

BY TIMOTHY BOONE Advocate business writer December 03, 2012 Baton Rouge and New Orleans both ranked low in a report on how the world’s largest metro area economies are recovering from the global... Read more >

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Sales tax trend continues

Source: theadvocate.com - Dec 3, 2012

By Bob Anderson Florida Parishes bureau December 03, 2012 LIVINGSTON — Parish sales tax revenue rose for the 24th straight month in October, Livingston Parish tax records show. When compared... Read more >

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Delgado, Sewerage & Water Board announce skilled job-training program

Source: nola.com - Dec 3, 2012

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 03, 2012 at 8:08 AM, updated December 03, 2012 at 9:01 AM Delgado Community College, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and... Read more >

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Gretna Middle School welcomes the New Orleans Saints

Source: blog.nola.com - Nov 20, 2012

By Shelita Dalton, Terrytown Columnist The front entrance of Grenta Middle School recently transformed into a football pep rally. Students and cheerleaders screamed, shouted and displayed handmade... Read more >

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Google and New Orleans college students launch training for small business owners seeking to build their web presence

Source: nola.com - Nov 15, 2012

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Google has launched a campaign to help New Orleans area small businesses build their presence on the Internet with help from university students at... Read more >

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'Fiscal cliff' will hit most taxpayers in the United States

Source: nydailynews.com - Nov 15, 2012

Spending cuts will also hit doctors who accept Medicare, people who get unemployment aid, defense contractors, air traffic controllers, national park rangers and companies that do research and... Read more >

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Obama says tax hike will have to come first in

Source: news.yahoo.com - Nov 15, 2012

By Andy Sullivan | Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal... Read more >

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New York State Court Rules Lap Dancing Is Taxable

Source: tax-news.com - Nov 9, 2012

by Leroy Baker, Tax-News.com, New York 29 October 2012 The State of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeal, has decided, but only by a 4-3 majority, that the admission charges and private... Read more >

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Stocks trending higher Tuesday in early trading on Wall Street as Americans head to the polls

Source: nola.com - Nov 6, 2012

By The Associated Press on November 06, 2012 at 8:48 AM, updated November 06, 2012 at 8:58 AM NEW YORK -- Stocks are heading higher in early trading on Wall Street as Americans lined up to cast... Read more >

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Small business strategies for globalization and the Internet to be featured in UNO conference on Thursday

Source: nola.com - Nov 6, 2012

A conference for small business owners at the University of New Orleans on Thursday will cover topics including Internet practices for small businesses, taking businesses global and tax strategies.... Read more >

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Louisiana 6th in national business climate ranking

Source: businessreport.com - Nov 2, 2012

Published Oct 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Updated Oct 19, 2012) Louisiana has the sixth-most business-friendly climate in the nation, according to Area Development magazine's "2012 Top States for Doing... Read more >

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George Lucas’s Jedi estate planning ‘Star Wars’ creator’s deal with Disney is a savvy move

Source: marketwatch.com - Nov 2, 2012

In the “Empire Strike Back,” Yoda admonishes Luke Skywalker for spending his life dreaming of the future, “never his mind on where he was … what he was doing.” But at 68, George Lucas,... Read more >

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Looming Tax Hike Motivates Owners to Sell

Source: online.wsj.com - Nov 2, 2012

By JOHN D. MCKINNON A looming increase in the capital-gains tax rate next year is fueling sales of some privately-held businesses. Many business owners—mostly founders who could gain a lot from... Read more >

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Halloween has become big business

Source: wwl.com - Oct 31, 2012

A record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year with spending up to an expected new all time high of $8 billion dollars according to the National Retail Federation's 2012... Read more >

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Year-End Tax Planning Before The Fiscal Cliff

Source: forbes.com - Oct 31, 2012

Robert A. Green, CPA, Contributor Tax planning is very tricky this year with the fiscal cliff. Most people hope Congress and President Obama will act soon — after the November election and... Read more >

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