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2015 Louisiana economy slows as government, services shrink

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New figures show Louisiana’s economy slowed in 2015, but expanding refineries and chemical plants kept growth alive despite low oil prices, a shrinking private service sector and lower government activity. Gross domestic product numbers released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all the economic output of each state. Louisiana’s economy grew ...

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La. environmental lobby gains prominent ally

BATON ROUGE, La. — Environmentalists have always had a tough slog in Louisiana, where the oil and gas industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and chemical plants dot the landscape along the Mississippi River. But the cause has picked up a high-profile sponsor in the last few years, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, the military leader who won ...

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