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  • $1.2B in Louisiana flood recovery spending plans approved

    March 31, 2017 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved Louisiana's plan to spend $1.2 billion for flood recovery. The approval is part of the state's final action plan. HUD previously approved an original action plan in April for an initial $438 million appropriation from Congress.... more »
  • AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    January 16, 2017 9:33 PM

    DETROIT - A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of... more »
  • HUD awards Louisiana $1.2 billion in disaster recovery funds

    December 23, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Housing and Urban Development awarded Louisiana $1.2 billion to help recovery efforts after historic flooding this year. The agency awarded a total of $1.8 billion to states including Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster... more »
  • Star Wars hits billion dollar mark

    December 27, 2015 12:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that "The Force Awakens" crossed the mark over the holiday weekend. The film accomplished the feat in just 12 days. The... more »
  • For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

    August 27, 2015 5:31 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »
  • 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 »

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