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Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago.

The index, which is heavily focused on technology companies, gained 44 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,008 Monday.

It was only the third time the index has closed above ...


Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. (Associated Press)<br>

Louisiana insurance commissioner gets election opponent

BATON ROUGE — Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has picked up a challenger to his re-election efforts.

Political newcomer Matt Parker, a busin ...

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Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago.

The index, which ...

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo)

GOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are sending a message that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care sy ...

(AP Photo)

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD — Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown ...

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McNeese State head men's basketball coach Dave Simmons. (Associated Press)<br>

Rise of Potier, McNeese bench could spark run

Has McNeese State found a magic Potier for a postseason run?

The unexpected rise of sophomore reserve forward Lance Potier has the Cowboys in a posit ...

After a rough sophomore season where he posted an earned run average over 6.00, McNeese junior starting pitcher Bryce Kingsley has rediscovered his groove so far this season going 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts. (Kirk Meche / American Press)

McNeese starter Kingsley no stranger to beating setbacks

No stranger to setbacks, or comebacks, Bryce Kingsley wasn’t about to let a little thing like a knee injury stop his dreams of playing baseball.


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Unemployed Bush flames out in Detroit

Reggie Bush was once the toast of New Orleans.

He was the Heisman Trophy-winning running back who rode into town on the back of great expectations.


Andrew Guillotte slides in safely at home scoring McNeese State’s first run of the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Texas-San Antonio. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Cowboys complete sweep of UTSA

Andrew Guillotte stepped to the plate for the first time Friday struggling with a .229 batting average.

Twenty-seven hours later all was well in his ...

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Entries sought for Lake Charles Crawfish Festival art contest

The Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish

Festival is the spiciest event in Southwest Louisiana, and it continues

to grow every year.

Celebrating the clim ...

Performing in Assemblé 2015 are, from left, LCCB principal dancer Jaina Ange, John Ieyoub as The King, and LCCB soloist Abigail Milligan. (Danley Romero / Special to the American Press)<br />
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Assemblé fusion of ballet, music, original choreography

The Lake Charles Civic Ballet will present Assemblé 2015, which combines dance with different musicians and artists from the

Lake Area, in Mar ...

Lisa VanWinkle  portrays Pauline and Jeremy VanWinkle appears as John in a scene for this weekend's performance of " />

'Rejected' has simple, powerful message

First Apostolic Church of Moss Bluff will stage “Rejected,” a gospel drama, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Lake Charles Civic Center&rs ...

Grupo Fantasma won a Grammy Award for its self-produced release, “El Existential.” The Latin genre group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in McNeese’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 23rd Banners series. (Special to the American Press)

Banners is back: Acclaimed program kicks off 23rd season

McNeese State University will open its 23rd Banners series with a preview party 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Isle of Capri.

The series — acclai ...

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