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The third foundation

The third foundation

Of the three foundations that help support LSU, the Tiger Athletic Foundation is a little different from the other two. Like the LSU Foundation and the LSU Alumni Association, TAF—which was created to support the university's athletic...

DATE: September 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

News roundup: Cleco sale said to falter as Australian bank's co-investors balk … La., US rig count unchanged on the week … Why rate hikes may be good news for stocks

Word on the street: Pineville-based Cleco Corp.'s effort to find a buyer is faltering, as the likeliest suitor for the Louisiana utility—Macquarie Group Ltd.—struggles to drum up investor backing for the deal, people...

DATE: September 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Jindal's ex-health secretary indicted for perjury

Jindal's ex-health secretary indicted for perjury

Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged today by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract. The Associated Press reports Bruce Greenstein was indicted on nine...

DATE: September 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Despite more people with jobs, La. jobless rate rises in August

Despite more people with jobs, La. jobless rate rises in August

Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, the fourth straight month with an increase, according to figures released today. The Associated Press reports the state's jobless rate rose to 5.8% from 5.4% in July, but remains below August...

DATE: September 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News Roundup: La. rig count down two on the week … Uber rolls into NOLA this weekend … Foreign investors' enthusiasm for US LNG dims

One weak week: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in Louisiana and off its shores declined by two this week, according to a weekly count published by Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc.

DATE: September 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Do endorsements really help candidates?

Do endorsements really help candidates?

Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community. But as The Shreveport Times reports, political observers say whether those endorsements...

DATE: September 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: La. rig count down two on the week … Cargill sues Syngenta in La. over China rejections of genetically modified US corn … La. congressman says some Republicans want 'an all-out war' with Islamic extremists

Two steps back: Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,931. The Houston firm says in its weekly report, released today, that...

DATE: September 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Judge dismisses Landrieu residency case … Jindal traveling to New Hampshire this weekend… La. rig count unchanged on the week

On the ballot: U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot in Louisiana after a state judge dismissed a lawsuit today that had claimed the Democrat was not qualified to run for re-election because she lives full-time in...

DATE: September 05, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: La. teacher tenure law before state Supreme Court today … US employers add 142K jobs in August … Refiners lobby Obama administration against condensate exports

All rise: Whether Act 1 of the 2012 legislative session—a rewrite of laws dealing with teacher tenure and school board authority—is unconstitutional because it addresses too many topics in one bill will be considered...

DATE: September 05, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

In 2002, Louisiana enacted a relatively modest Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Program. Since then, lawmakers have expanded the program into arguably the most generous in the country. As Business Report details in its new cover story, the...

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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