News roundup: U.S. home construction rises 6.8% in May … Inflation data points to firming economy … As U.S. production soars, oil companies eye far horizons
It builds you up: U.S. builders stepped up home construction in May and applied for permits to build single-family homes at the fastest pace in five years. The gains show housing remains a key source of growth for the economy. The...
DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
I'm stepping back from my self-appointed mission of informing the public that interest rates are going up (they are, you know, and right soon) to remind my friends in the real estate world that June 30 is fast approaching and bankers would...
DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Real Estate Weekly
When U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux Jr. announced Wednesday he will step down July 1 from his position in the Middle District, some wondered whether he might have his sights set on Congress. As a former congressman, Cazayoux would have an advantage in...
DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Local Schools for Local Children, which pushed for a new school district in southeast East Baton Rouge Parish during the legislative session just ended, will hold a public meeting Thursday night. Possible options to be discussed include bringing...
DATE: June 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Red River Bank has signed a purchase agreement on a half-acre vacant parcel at the corner of Perkins Road and South Acadian Thruway and hopes to build a new 2,500-square-foot branch on the site, which has long been an eyesore. Before the deal can...
DATE: June 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
We know most folks like to direct their frustration with having to pay taxes every April 15 toward the collecting government agency, the IRS. But it is June, and Americans are even more angry today because of recent revelations about the IRS and the...
DATE: June 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Rolfe McCollister
The State Capitol looks like the kind of place you would want to be during a hurricane, a tornado or a flood. The granite edifice stands solid on high ground, impregnable to what nature may send its way. Except for snakes.
DATE: June 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: John Maginnis
The Civil Service Commission reversed course today and agreed to privatization plans for four LSU hospitals, with nearly 4,000 layoffs set to take effect June 23. The commission's 3-2 vote was the final step needed for Gov. Bobby Jindal to turn over...
DATE: June 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The oil and gas industry and their allies in Congress are renewing a campaign to expand drilling along the U.S. coastline, The Houston Chronicle reports. "There is broad support from both policymakers and the public" for "tapping into oil and...
DATE: June 05, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The State Capitol looks like the kind of place you would want to be during a hurricane, a tornado or a flood. The granite edifice stands solid on high ground, impregnable to what nature may send its way. Except for snakes. The fortress's defenses...
DATE: June 04, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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