Today’s Business News

ExxonMobil Names Baton Rouge Plant Manager

BATON ROUGE (AP) — ExxonMobil has named Bob Johnston as Baton Rouge chemical plant site manager, replacing Paul Stratford, who has begun a special assignment with the ExxonMobil Chemical Co.'s global operations.          The Advocate reports Johnston was ExxonMobil's Beaumont…

GM Recalls Some Cadillac, Pontiac Sedans

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 60,000 vehicles in North America, the latest round of recalls this year for the automaker. The company outlined three new recalls Saturday, the biggest of which affects 46,873 vehicles in the…

Construction Nears for Children's Museum

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) — Construction of the Knock Knock Children's Museum is expected to begin by December. Museum executive director Staci Duhe told Rebekah Allen with The Advocate the museum has raised $8.6 million. She said the money would…

Hewlett-Packard to Split Into 2 Companies?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co., the iconic maker of personal computers and printers, reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business. The Wall Street Journal reported the pending split Sunday citing people…

Delgado Offers 100 Full Scholarships in Welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Delgado Community College is offering 100 full scholarships to its welding school as part of a workforce development partnership with Praxair Inc., a major industrial gases company.          Jed Lipinki with the The Times-Picayune reports the…

Agriculture Officials Urge Drone Rule Changes

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) — Louisiana agricultural officials have asked the federal government to loosen restrictions on the use of pilotless aerial vehicles. The Advocate reports the Federal Aviation Administration is modifying drone regulations and is expected to release proposed…

New Orleans Based Company Buys 20 Restaurants

         That’s a lot of Buffalo Wings and Margaritas! New Orleans franchisee, Southeast Restaurant Group, bought 20 company-owned TGI Friday’s, and will be allowed to build more locations in areas like Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. Timothy Boone with The…