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8:48am

Wed March 19, 2014
Business

Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier moves rapidly on Highland Medical Center

Credit Kate Archer Kent

Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier marked a new phase of construction Tuesday as part of a $55 million plan to relocate and consolidate its services at its Highland Medical Center.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for its West Wing, which will house cancer treatment, neonatal care, a birthing center, and a rehabilitation unit. With the completion of the West Wing 18 months from now, all units from its soon-to-be closed Schumpert Medical Center will be relocated to Highland. 

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2:12pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Business

Market analyst says Shreveport should focus on its unique traits to boost economy

The chief market strategist for Ameriprise Financial says the market is overdue for a correction, and that would be a good thing for investors looking for an entry point.

David Joy addressed Centenary College MBA students and business leaders Tuesday in Shreveport. Joy told Red River Radio that cities like Shreveport should focus on maintaining a sound fiscal position and then work to further the things that make the city unlike others.

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9:32am

Mon March 10, 2014
Business

Southern Arkansas University participates in iPad pilot project with Silicon Valley firm

Southern Arkansas University's Honors College students are aglow with their iPads.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

The Honors College at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is helping to pilot a new app that helps students manage and complete their coursework on a mobile device. 

The app’s creator, EmpoweredU, is working with 11 universities nationwide to get ongoing feedback. The director of SAU’s Honors College, Edward Kardas, says the Silicon Valley company reached out to SAU because its honors students are equipped with iPads. He says the students take surveys to help improve the app’s functionality.

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11:01am

Wed January 22, 2014
Business

East Texans protest opening of Keystone pipeline's southern leg

Farmer Julia Trigg Crawford has watched the pipeline being built in her pasture in Direct, Texas.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. The group was organized three years ago to stall construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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8:39am

Thu January 16, 2014
Business

Cohab in Shreveport fires up its kitchen incubator

Food truck owner Ange Posey prepares to cook for a lunch crowd at Cohab's new kitchen incubator in downtown Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Louisiana’s first kitchen incubator for culinary entrepreneurs has opened in downtown Shreveport.

The rentable-by-the-hour commercial kitchen is located inside Cohab, the co-sharing office space under the Texas Street Bridge. Aspiring restaurateurs can rent the kitchen and be able to serve directly from Cohab’s lunch counter that mimics a restaurant set up, according to Cohab's executive director John Grindley.

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