In economic news:

Louisiana has landed at the bottom of CNBC’s annual list of “America’s Best States for Business.” Overall, the state ranked No. 44 on the list and is No. 7 on CNBC’s supplemental ranking of the ten worst states for business. Reasons for Louisiana’s poor performance ran a range of metrics, including: the third-worst education system in the nation and poor general economy and quality of life. On the flip side, the report does note that “generous incentives” mean the cost of doing business remains low in the Bayou State, earning the No. 4 spot. Louisiana scored 1,054 points out of a possible 2,500.

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