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"Fiscal cliff" talks stalled, House to vote on "Plan B"

Source: cbsnews.com - Dec 20, 2012

WASHINGTON The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a tax hike but leaving in place... Read more >

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SO WHO’S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF?

Source: jimbrownla.com - Dec 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Baton Rouge, Louisiana What’s most memorable about January 1, 2000? That was the day, experts of all types warned, that the economies and businesses of world were... Read more >

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Medical director says Blue Cross preparing for $90M in new taxes from 'Obamacare'

Source: businessreport.com - Dec 13, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana expects to pay $90 million in new taxes in the first year to fund rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," says Chief... Read more >

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Bribery allegations dog Jefferson Parish code inspectors

Source: nola.com - Dec 13, 2012

By Drew Broach, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 12, 2012 Bribery allegations against some Jefferson Parish building code inspectors are the subject of a criminal investigation by the... Read more >

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Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposals Unacceptable To GOP

Source: tax-news.com - Dec 3, 2012

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 03 December 2012 United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R – Ohio) called President Barack Obama’s first proposal, involving both... Read more >

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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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