Laine Kaplan-Levenson

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A rice by any other name...

May 23, 2019
Lawmakers in the state of Louisiana are debating when food products can be called “rice.”
Jeff Durand on his rice farm in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

Low pay and long hours: Staffing in the restaurant industry remains a challenge as sales grow

Jul 17, 2018
The National Restaurant association projects that sales will grow by 4 percent this year. Celebrity chefs and Instagram foodie streams all point to an industry on the upswing. But staffing restaurants isn’t easy these days. Susan Spicer runs three restaurants…
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A look at a tax credit that saves historic buildings and revitalizes them

Feb 14, 2018
A tax credit that has helped to revitalize historic buildings across the U.S. was almost eliminated during the recent tax overhaul. But advocates for the tax credit pointed out that every congressional district has at least one historic tax credit project.…