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  • Corps completes $3 billion flood system

    June 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it has completed all permanent structures in a $3 billion system of levees and floodwalls around the west Bank of New Orleans and Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes. Ceremonies are planned Monday to mark completion of the West Bank and... more »
  • Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

    May 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary damage estimate could top $2 billion for the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Spokeswoman Calley Herth says the early tally is based on visual assessments of an extensive damage zone stretching more than 17 miles... more »
  • La. crops break records, hit $11 billion

    April 29, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was a record year for crops in the state. The LSU AgCenter said Louisiana's agricultural economy hit a high of $11.4 billion last year. That's about 6.5 percent more than the 2011 amount of $10.7 billion. Record yields for corn and soybeans fueled the increase... more »
  • NY governor to seek $30B in superstorm federal aid

    November 12, 2012 10:37 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - An administration official says Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to request at least $30 billion in federal disaster aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly because the details haven't been finalized. The official confirms that the administration will use the money to... more »
  • House, Senate clash over $3.4B school funding plan

    June 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House and Senate are at odds over a $3.4 billion public school funding formula, with days remaining before the legislative session ends. The House backed a formula Friday that stripped language that would have created a new college scholarship program sought by the Jindal administration.... more »
  • Apple's app store downloads

    March 5, 2012 11:24 AM

    CUPERTINO, CA. - more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's app store. The downloads according to an Apple news release come from more than 315 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The app store has more than 550,000 apps, some of which are free. ... more »
  • Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

    January 27, 2011 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The administrator of a $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill says he has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg told a Senate panel in Washington on Thursday that 7,575 claims have been deemed to be... more »
  • State budget forecast still gloomy

    January 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    The state budget forecast still shows a $1.6 billion dollar shortfall. It also shows the same shortfall five years from now. Budget analysts say if the current deficit is fixed this year, most of the five year debt disappears. Some lawmakers say the public can't understand why... more »
  • Jindal proposes five new fixes for budget

    December 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor says the state could find hundreds of millions of dollars for next year's budget in the sale of property, prisons, insurance and lottery proceeds. He says the extra money could take cutting-pressure off of higher education and health care. Bobby Jindal pitched those ideas to... more »
  • Senate approves $4.6B for black farmers, Indians

    November 19, 2010 3:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle longstanding claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government. The money has been held up for months in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it. Both of the class action... more »
  • $20 billion oil fund payments begin in August

    July 15, 2010 11:45 AM

    Ken Feinberg says the $20 billion that BP has set aside for losses caused by the Gulf oil spill will start making payments in August. Feinberg is in charge of paying individuals and private businesses for their lost incomes. He says he expects a seamless transition from BP management... more »
  • BP to set aside $20 billion for oil spill

    June 16, 2010 1:48 PM

    President Barack Obama says BP will set aside $20 billion to pay the victims of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The President also said BP agreed to create a $100 million fund to compensate oil industry workers who have been affected by the spill. ... more »

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