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  • Economist says Jindal 'misinterprets' jobs data

    October 29, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislature's chief economist and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration are at odds about what state employment data shows about Louisiana's job growth. Greg Albrecht, with the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office, says the Jindal administration has been inaccurately describing Louisiana as outperforming much of the South and the... more »
  • Economists: Economy may be growing faster

    March 13, 2013 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - One economist says it looks like the impact of higher Social Security taxes and higher gasoline prices "hasn't been too bad." Paul Dales of Capital Economics is reacting to today's report on retail sales. The Commerce Department says Americans boosted their retail spending by 1.1 percent last month... more »
  • Stocks open lower on new fiscal cliff warning

    November 26, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are opening lower after a warning from White House economists dampened what had been a huge weekend for retailers. Shoppers flooded stores in record numbers over the weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. The organization said 247 million shoppers visited stores and shopping websites during... more »
  • Economist says Jindal tax breaks would cost state

    March 27, 2012 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Jindal administration and the Louisiana Legislature's chief economist are at odds over whether a package of business tax breaks sought by the governor will drain dollars from state coffers. The House Ways and Means Committee backed the bills Tuesday. The proposals would let the Department of Economic... more »

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