According to a newly released economic impact report deepening the Mississippi River to 50 feet from its current 45-foot draft to allow for larger vessels
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Late this week, Plaquemines Parish residents should learn whether the state’s Department of Natural Resources will give RAM Terminals, LLC
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Plans are underway on the renovation of the old Oil and Gas Building at 1100 Tulane Avenue, with the goal of turning it into mixed income apartment ... Public opposition to Plaquemines coal terminals grows
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana, a major exporter of coal originating from other states, could ship far more of that fossil fuel once the Panama Canal is widened and deepened in ... Black unemployment rate lowest since 2009
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 13.7 percent in June to 12.6 percent in July, the lowest jobless rate for Blacks since ... NBA wants to make local vendors the all-stars
By Whitney Gaston-Loyd Contributing Writer When discussing top spots for an unforgettable weekend getaway, the Big Easy usually crowns the list. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that New Orleans will play ... Overdraft fees cost consumers $16.7 billion
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent years, many banks and credit unions have encouraged new checking account customers to accept two items: a debit card that replaces cash transactions and a ... La. unemployment could surpass national rate as Katrina rebuilding tapers
By Tyler Bridges thelensnola.org For months, Gov. Piyush Jindal has boasted that Louisiana has a lower unemployment rate than the national average. Can Black-owned franchises help narrow the wealth gap?
By Noel King Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk) — Growing up, all Ronald Smothers ever wanted was to own his own business. In the ... Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans paved the way for a lawsuit to continue against Taylor Energy Co. for oil leaking ...
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