Report: 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought millions to Louisiana
Posted on 7/25/2017 10:43:00 AM.

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought nearly $45 million to the state, according to a new LSU study. Co-author of the report Dr. Stephen Barnes says visitors spent a total of $24 million in the region over the weekend.
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Study: Louisiana could lose $3.6 billion if no action is taken to stop land loss
Posted on 3/22/2017 12:11:00 PM.

The Bayou State could lose $3.6 billion in homes, businesses, and infrastructure over the next 50 years if Louisiana does not take action to stop the massive coastal land loss problem. That’s according to a study by the LSU Economics and Policy Research Group. Researcher Stephen Barnes says they studied the direct impact of land loss in different areas of the state.
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LSU Economist reacts to new overtime pay rule
Posted on 5/20/2016 12:14:00 PM.

A new rule from the White House goes into effect on December 1 that would require employers to pay their workers overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week and make less than about $47,000 a year. This would affect about 35% of salaried workers. LSU Economist Stephen Barnes says this will impact business owners more than anyone.
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