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House hearing shows delaying flood insurance hikes won’t be easy

WASHINGTON – Moving legislation to delay large flood insurance premium increases is no slam-dunk. That was apparent Tuesday during a flood insurance […]

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

Senators seek to add measure delaying flood insurance hikes to pending defense bill

WASHINGTON – Senate backers of legislation to delay flood insurance premium increases for four years Tuesday announced a new strategy: They’ll […]

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

Forbes: N.O. is 6th in the country for middle-class job creation

NEW ORLEANS – Forbes.com rates the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area as sixth in the country for creating middle-class jobs. “We’re winning […]

11/15/2013 | Read Story »

Obama talks economic development, health care reform in N.O.

NEW ORLEANS – The White House called President Barack Obama’s visit to the city Friday an economic development trip, but […]

11/8/2013 | Read Story »

Rising flood insurance rates risk drowning economy

President Barack Obama, welcome to the new New Orleans. The progress of our region over the past five years has […]

11/8/2013 | Read Story »

Crest Industries to build plant in Robert, creating 165 jobs

HAMMOND — Crest Industries will invest $15 million for a new galvanizing plant in Robert, bringing 165 new jobs to the […]

11/6/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s economy is finally booming again

I remember times like these when I was a kid in the 70s: The Louisiana and New Orleans economies booming.  […]

114/2013 | Read Story »

Industries Confront Louisiana’s Skilled Labor Gap

A Harahan manufacturing company has had to recruit outside Louisiana for skilled trade workers. The Laitram Corp. isn’t alone in […]

11/4/2013 | Read Story »