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  • 2012 tourism in N.O. 2nd-highest ever, more than 9M

    March 12, 2013 3:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new study says tourists and business travelers spent a record $6 billion in New Orleans last year, and the number of visitors was the highest since Hurricane Katrina and the second-highest ever. The UNO Hospitality Research Center says the city had just over 9 million visitors. That's... more »
  • Dow closes at highest of the year, nearing record

    February 12, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW YORK- The Dow has closed at its highest level so far this year, coming within 146 points of its record high of 14,164 in October of 2007. It rose 47 points to 14,018 on Tuesday. The latest gain was powered by impressive results from two big consumer... more »
  • Stocks close at highest level since '07

    May 1, 2012 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at its highest level in more than four years. The fastest growth in U.S. manufacturing in 10 months gave stocks a lift Tuesday. Orders, hiring and production all rose in April. The Dow added 66 points to 13,279, its highest... more »
  • Baton Rouge AIDS rate number 1 in the nation Play Video

    March 15, 2012 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge metro area now ranks number one in a not-so desirable group: cities with the highest AIDS cases per capita. According to the CDC, 33 out of every 100,000 people in Baton Rouge have AIDS. The city ranked number 2 in most recent years. ... more »
  • LSU gets state's highest passage rates on bar exam

    October 8, 2011 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Law Center students have achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam. According to results released Friday by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, 86.5 percent of LSU students received passing scores on the... more »
  • McNeese St. enrollment grows by 3.4 percent

    September 21, 2010 7:05 AM

    Officials say McNeese State University has reached its second-highest enrollment in the past seven decades 8,941 students. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jeanne Daboval says it is the third consecutive enrollment increase. Enrollment for the fall of 2005 8,992 takes top honors, but that included 232 Hurricane Katrina... more »

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