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Saints soar above Eagles Monday night. Robinson 99-yard return, Saints beat Eagles 28-13

Source: wdsu.com - Nov 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a score to lead the New Orleans... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

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 >

Category: General Business

Analysis: Americans to face tougher 2013 on rising prices, taxes

Source: reuters.com - Oct 31, 2012

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:25am EDT (Reuters) - Consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets next year to pay for costlier healthcare, more expensive grocery bills and... Read more >

Category: General Business

Louisiana's Solar Tax Credit Under Review

Source: renewableenergyworld.com - Oct 22, 2012

By Todd C. Elliott, The Eunice News October 16, 2012 Louisiana, USA -- The Louisiana Department of Revenue weighed the future benefits of solar energy at a public hearing last week in Baton... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Older Americans Against Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Source: tax-news.com - Oct 22, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com 22 October 2012 Barry Rand, chief executive officer of AARP, the non-profit, non-partisan organization for the over-fifties, with over 37m members, has sent a letter... Read more >

Category: General Business

Study shows Mississippians smoking less since 2009 tax increase

Source: blog.gulflive.com - Oct 22, 2012

By The Associated Press on October 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM, updated October 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM JACKSON, Mississippi -- Higher cigarette taxes may be helping to drive down smoking in Mississippi.... Read more >

Category: General Business

Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

Source: apnews.myway.com - Oct 22, 2012

Oct 21, 11:31 AM (ET) By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel... Read more >

Category: IRS

Energy-efficiency improvements can make New Orleans business owners eligible for low-interest loans

Source: nola.com - Oct 16, 2012

By Richard Thompson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. on October 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM, updated October 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM NOLA Wise, a $15 million city-run program that has made low-interest loans... Read more >

Category: General Business

Harahan property tax to be levied by City Council

Source: nola.com - Oct 16, 2012

By Drew Broach, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on October 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM, updated October 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM Harahan's property tax comes up for a City Council vote Thursday night, and... Read more >

Category: General Business