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  • Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

    June 14, 2017 11:04 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympic was $13.1 billion. At a news conference Wednesday, officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said the cost for only "sports-related venues" was 7.23 billion reals... more »
  • Officials: I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

    April 26, 2017 11:54 AM

    ATLANTA - State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation has set a June 15 deadline for the completion of the new I-85 bridge, although no official timetable... more »
  • Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements

    March 7, 2017 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The requirements were a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency is... more »
  • Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

    January 9, 2017 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That's the average for a middle-income couple with two... more »
  • Costs top $500,000 in case of man whose son died in hot car

    December 19, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATLANTA - Documents show that the cost of sending a Georgia man to prison for life after his son died in a hot car outside Atlanta is estimated to be about $550,000. A judge this month sentenced 36-year-old Justin Ross Harris to life in prison without the possibility of parole.... more »
  • Medicaid expansion expected to cost $376M more than budgeted

    November 4, 2016 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program is costing $376 million more than expected this year, as older and costlier uninsured people sign up for the free coverage. That's according to the latest data released by Louisiana's health department. The higher-than-expected cost boosts the estimated price tag for the program... more »
  • Flood debris costs top $13 million in Livingston Parish

    November 3, 2016 10:03 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials say the removal of August flood debris has topped the $13 million mark, with the final pickup set to begin. Mark Harrell, the parish's emergency preparedness director, says the parish's contractors had picked up about 660,000 cubic yards of debris, 17,000 white goods and about... more »
  • Study: Cancer drugs less affordable in poor nations than US

    June 6, 2016 4:29 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price. Relative to their ability to pay, the research released Monday shows cancer... more »
  • Study: $3B will be wasted on unused portion of cancer drugs

    March 1, 2016 5:22 PM

    High prices for cancer medicines aren't the only reason they cost insurers and patients so much. A study finds waste pads the bill, because infused cancer drugs are distributed in the U.S. in vials that usually contain more medicine than patients need. Most of the time that excess is... more »
  • Medicare unveiling online tool to analyze costly drugs

    December 21, 2015 7:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Medicare officials say researchers and the public will now have an easier way to analyze spending on costly prescription drugs. The online Medicare Drug Spending Dashboard will allow users to compare 80 drugs from thousands of covered medications. Those drugs accounted for about 40 percent of the... more »
  • Avian flu causes turkey prices to skyrocket

    November 12, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're planning to buy a huge turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may need to shell out a few extra buck. According to Purdue University, the price of turkey is up 15 to 20 cents a pound this year. The price hike is due to... more »
  • Costs of Jindal's state police security detail has doubled

    October 13, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago. The Louisiana State Police says the hefty price increase isn't largely driven by Jindal's frequent out-of-state travel, but more by a sizable pay... more »
  • McComb raises cost to march in Christmas parade

    September 26, 2015 2:28 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The joy of Christmas may be priceless, but marching in the McComb Christmas parade will cost participants $30. In a debate that exuded little of the happiness usually associated with the holiday, McComb's mayor and Board of Selectmen have agreed to raise the fee for units to... more »
  • Clinton pushes plan to address rising drug costs

    September 22, 2015 6:13 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton is outlining a sweeping plan to hold down the rising cost of prescription drugs and target drug companies that flood the airwaves with ads. The Democratic presidential candidate says at a forum in Iowa that she wants to protect consumers while promoting... more »
  • East Feliciana Middle gets ready for school year by cleaning up Play Video

    July 16, 2015 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year by making sure the halls and classrooms are clean. Schools Superintendent Carlos Sam told News Two a private maintenance company was hired to clean up East Feliciana Middle School. Over the summer, the school hosted kids... more »
  • Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

    April 9, 2015 3:54 PM

    NEW YORK - The cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. An industry survey says the median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,000 a year. The report says the cost has increased four percent every year over the last five years. The... more »
  • Court prodding people to pay tickets Play Video

    February 9, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 19th Judicial District Court spent nearly $600,000 more than it took in last year, it's why they're hoping more people will pay outstanding ticket fines to help make up the difference. The court has millions of dollars worth of outstanding tickets on file and now... more »
  • Entergy customers brace for possible bill increase

    December 29, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher Entergy bills might be coming to a mailbox near you as the company sets to meet the demands of Louisiana's booming industrial renaissance. Entergy is looking at ways to create more power for the state. New plants and plant expansions need more electricity and new... more »

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