Business

10:34am

Wed October 9, 2013
Business

"Planet Money" creator to give economics lecture at Southern Arkansas University

International business expert Adam Davidson will give the Murphy Lecture at Southern Arkansas University.

NPR’s “Planet Money” co-founder Adam Davidson will deliver some mixed news to college students when he presents the Murphy Lecture on Oct. 10 at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Davidson writes the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine. He said he’ll present a hopeful yet down-to-earth message. The reality of today’s job market, according to Davidson, is that workers will have to continually figure out ways to reinvent themselves in their career and adapt their skills to fit into the global economy.

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9:39am

Wed October 2, 2013
Business

Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private

BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct. 1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Under a privatization deal pushed by the Jindal administration, BRF now manages the hospitals with 3,200 employees. BRF president Dr. John George told an overflow crowd in the Biomedical Research Institute Atrium Tuesday that it’s a new day for these north Louisiana hospitals to control their own destiny.

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9:35am

Fri September 27, 2013
Business

Briarhill Farms in Ruston hosts goat milk fudgy farmers market

Credit Briarhill Farms

Ruston, La., farmer Lorrie Faber quit her full-time job eight months ago to focus on her budding side business. She makes about 40 pounds of goat milk fudge each week for sale at local stores. Faber’s 11 dairy goats have opened up a new career path for her and the direction of her seventh generation Briarhill Farms.

“Some fudges tend to be hard or grainy, the goat milk fudge is a softer fudge and has a more creamy texture," Faber said.

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10:03am

Thu September 26, 2013
Business

LSU Shreveport career fair draws hiring firms from six states

High Lifter Products research and product developer Charles Singleton has worked for the Shreveport company for 13 years. He says its sales of all-terrain vehicle parts is now a global operation.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport drew dozens of employers to its campus yesterday for a job and internship fair. The fair was open to LSUS students and alumni. Student development assistant director SaraMargaret Mladenka said the career fair was a chance to showcase students and alumni in front of 69 exhibitors.

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9:38am

Tue September 17, 2013
Business

$975 million steel factory under construction in Shreveport

Gov. Bobby Jindal greets Benteler Steel/Tube officials from Germany while Benteler International AG chief financial officer Boris Gleissner looks on.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Benteler Steel/Tube has started construction on its hot rolling steel tube mill at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Benteler officials for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to formally kick-off the project that is slated to cost $975 million. It will be the Germany company's first factory in the United States.

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