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Boyd Gaming announces $45 million expansion at Louisiana race track

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:35 Written by
Boyd Gaming Corp. said Tuesday it will spend $45 million to add a hotel tower and other amenities to its western Louisiana race track casino. The company said in a statement it hopes to complete the project in 2016 that will add 167 hotel rooms to the Delta Downs Racetrack Casino in Vinton. In addition to the hotel tower, Boyd Gaming plans to redesign the existing 200 hotel rooms and its food and beverage facilities…
West suburban business leaders leery of proposed Cook County sales tax hike
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:12 Written by
West suburban business groups haven't taken a formal position on a proposed 1 percent sales tax hike in Cook County, but stiff opposition would be no surprise. "You could probably poll just about every member and find raising taxes alone isn't what's going to solve our problems," said Mark Ptacek, president of the Western Springs Business Association. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed the sales tax hike to help fund the county's pension…
CNBC's Worst States for Business 2015
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:37 Written by
For a variety of reasons, including tax base, infrastructure, available workforce and environment, some states are better for business than others. Then there are some states that are just not as good as others for businesses in the current atmosphere for success. Using 60 measurements broken down in 10 categories, CNBC determined the best and worst states for business in 2015. Minnesota took the top spot, followed by Texas and Utah. But at the bottom
LA panel debates future of digital billboards
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:30 Written by
The future of digital billboards in Los Angeles will be up for debate when a city panel convenes Tuesday to discuss where outdoor signs should be allowed and at what cost. Councilmembers on the Planning and Land Use Committee are considering restricting new billboards to about 20 commercial corridors in areas such as Hollywood and West L.A. To put up a new digital billboard, companies would have to take down signs elsewhere in the city.…
Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 05:52 Written by
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for now state agencies will comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage. The Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that even though the court ruled Friday in a 5-4 decision in support of same-sex marriage, he
Here’s How Religious Business Owners Could Protect Themselves Against Gay Marriage Decision
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:07 Written by
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage, conservative lawmakers put forth a plan they claim will protect “many of the millions of Americans who voted to define marriage as an exclusively male-female institution.” But will that plan protect the Washington florist being sued by the state for acting on her beliefs about marriage? Or the New York farmers being fined $13,000 for refusing to host a same-sex wedding in their…
Bobby Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
Monday, 29 June 2015 19:07 Written by
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for now state agencies will comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage. The Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Brett Baier” that even though the court ruled Friday in a 5-4 decision in support of same-sex marriage, he
After suggesting he'd come back to fight Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya says he will stay retired
Monday, 29 June 2015 14:13 Written by
Ethan Miller/Getty Images Day after telling ESPN's Dan Rafael that there was "50-50" chance he'd come out of retirement, 42-year-old Oscar De La Hoya announced Monday that he will, in fact, remain retired. Here's what he said in a Facebook post: "As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back — and the performances of these
Fitch Rates LA Citizens Property Insurance Corp. $340MM Assessment Revs 'A-'; Outlook Stable
Monday, 29 June 2015 13:44 Written by
NEW YORK, Jun 29, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to $340.28 million of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) assessment revenue refunding bonds series 2015. The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation on or about the week of July 16, 2015. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the following ratings: --$682.37 million Citizens assessment revenue bonds at 'A-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The bonds are payable from pledged…
Louisiana issues marriage licenses to same-sex couple
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:39 Written by
Louisiana officials have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Geggenheimer confirmed in a telephone interview that a license was issued there Monday morning. It was believed to be the first license issued to a same-sex couple in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but clerks around the state had held off on immediately issuing licenses after consulting with lawyers. Gov. Bobby Jindal…

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