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  • US Treasury says $1.7 billion transfer to Iran was all cash

    September 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency. A Treasury spokeswoman says the cash payments were necessary because of the "effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions," which isolated Iran from the international finance... more »
  • Study calculates the costs of not stopping land loss

    December 17, 2015 4:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new state study places a price tag on the costs Louisiana could suffer if land loss continues at the pace predicted by scientists - and it's in the billions of dollars. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority commissioned the study on the economic effects of land loss... more »
  • Louisiana House to complete budget work on Thursday

    May 21, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House is expected to finish its work on next year's $24 billion budget Thursday. Lawmakers have spent the last few days deciding what programs to cut. Healthcare is likely to take the brunt of the reductions, as lawmakers hurry to protect public colleges and universities.... more »
  • Treasurer accused of showboating for going after non-profit

    November 20, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In a fiery letter to State Treasurer John Kennedy, an attorney for a non profit that has received state money, accuses him of showboating and using his political power for personal gain. Mary Olive Pierson, writing on behalf of the Colomb Foundation and its director Sterling Colomb,... more »
  • Surplus auction revenue tops $1 million for BR

    September 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish government in Baton Rouge has hit the million dollar mark in selling off surplus items online. Over the past 18 months the city-parish has sold vehicles, electronics, office equipment and much more for $1,168,290.42 in non-tax revenue. The online surplus auctions started last Spring... more »
  • Some nonprofits don't comply with records request

    September 4, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As many as 27 nonprofit organizations have failed to report financial documents to the treasurer, weeks after the documents were requested. Auditors have requested the information so they can see how non-governmental organizations are spending tax-payer money, given to them by state lawmakers during legislative sessions. ... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Final notices sent to nonprofits tied to state senator Play Video

    August 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, connected to State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb have until Wednesday to report how they spent hundreds of thousands of state tax dollars. State Treasurer John Kennedy compiled a list of 34 nonprofits. Fifteen of those are not in compliance with the treasurer's... more »
  • $1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest

    May 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    PARIS- A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival. Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said a culprit or culprits... more »
  • ExxonMobil found liable in NH pollution trial

    April 9, 2013 11:47 AM

    CONCORD, N.H.- A jury in New Hampshire has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up. The jury must now deliberate the cost of damages. Jurors sat through nearly... more »

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