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Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Torrential rain pounded Louisiana for a fourth day Friday, leaving roads impassable, submerging cars and forcing people from their homes overnight. The Bossier City area across the Red River from Shreveport has taken the brunt of the storm that began saturating northern Louisiana late Tuesday. At least three people have died, and mandatory evacuations have ...

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Shreveport-Bossier City’s GDP struggles behind nation’s metro areas

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Although Louisiana was recently ranked first in Business Facilities Magazine for Best Business Climate, some parts of the state are struggling economically. In a list of 381 metropolitan areas’ gross domestic product growth from 2008 to 2013, released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Shreveport-Bossier City ranked 380th, followed only by Peoria, ...

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Summer gas prices to remain steady

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Go ahead and hop in the car! Gassing up the car for summer road trips shouldn’t cost any more than last year, according to gasoline predictions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices should stay steady at around $3.57 on average for the summer driving season, topping out in May at $3.66. The summer driving season runs from May ...

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Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo coming to Shreveport (and you can get in for free)

Company Spotlight Texas Classic Productions is bringing its flagship trade show to Shreveport, Louisiana, and it’s an event for all oil and gas professionals. No matter what sector of the industry you’re in, from upstream to downstream, the expansive show has something for everyone. The show is set for April 1 and 2 at the Shreveport Convention Center, and unlike ...

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