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  • La. personal income growth middle of the pack

    December 31, 2013 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents' personal income grew at 1.1 percent during the third quarter, good for the 24th spot in the country. That's according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report shows Louisiana personal income rose to $189.4 billion from July 1 to Sept. 30.... more »
  • Duson Mayor Saving Thousands While Town Grows Play Video

    July 11, 2013 6:15 PM

    A Lafayette Parish mayor is taking fiscal responsibility to a new level, spending thousands of dollars less than other mayors across the parish. In 2012, the six mayors racked up a total of 45-thousand dollars in expenses. They were reimbursed for things like travel, cell phones, and business meals.... more »
  • New Businesses Bringing New Jobs to Duson

    March 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Town of Duson was once known as the town that cannot grow. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is looking to change that even creating the slogan "discover the new Duson." "With the interstate being so close to the Town of Duson, we need to use the interstate because it's so... more »
  • Growth spurs Youngsville to eye new rules

    December 27, 2012 7:33 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville is considering new regulations to guide commercial and residential development in a once-tiny municipality that has seen its population grow by more than 400 percent over the past two decades. Youngsville Mayor Wilson Viator tells The Advocate the city has no zoning laws, and there... more »
  • German experts lower growth forecast, urge cuts

    November 7, 2012 6:37 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - The German government's independent economic advisors are lowering their growth forecast for next year and urging the government to reduce spending. The experts said Wednesday the economy will grow by only 0.8 percent next year as the European debt crisis weighs on the outlook of the bloc's... more »
  • US growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low

    April 5, 2012 7:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends... more »
  • Bernanke optimistic on long-term economic growth

    March 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that he thinks the U.S. economy will return to its long-term growth of around 3 percent a year despite the weaknesses it still faces. Bernanke made his observation in his fourth and final lecture to George Washington University students. The... more »
  • Romney: Obama wrongly content with US job growth

    March 12, 2012 10:57 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mitt Romney is telling Alabama voters that President Barack Obama wrongly thinks the country is doing better because of recent job increases. Romney told a rain-soaked crowd in Mobile on Monday that Obama should talk to the millions of people who remain unemployed or have stopped... more »
  • Developed Nations Debate How to Restore Growth

    September 9, 2011 9:21 AM

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) - The finance ministers and central bankers of the world's most developed economies are wrangling over how to revive a faltering economic recovery. Talks at the so-called Group of Seven in Marseille, France, are set Friday to revolve around the scope for growth stimulus at a time... more »
  • LA will experience anemic job growth in 2010-2011

    October 6, 2010 2:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana will experience anemic job growth in 2010-2011 and those modest gains could be wiped out by wild cards, such as an extended ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an economic report released Wednesday. A group of university economists,... more »
  • New Iberia Growth

    August 25, 2010 6:06 PM

    New Iberia is moving forward with its initiative to grow and prosper. Wednesday, city and state officials met with residents about the "Louisiana Development Ready Community" program. "This is about the business community, the private citizenry and the government coming together, to grow," said Mike Tarantino with Iberia Industrial... more »
  • Department of Ed. Announces Some Growth in Test Scores

    May 26, 2010 12:34 PM

    Press Release: Following historic gains in 2009, today Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) officials announced a second straight year of growth in the percentage of students scoring Basic and above for all grades and subjects tested on the state's LEAP, GEE and iLEAP assessments. While this year's increase of one... more »
  • Lafayette's Growth in the 1900s

    May 18, 2010 6:38 PM

    In the early 1900s Lafayette had a population of about 6,000, but it didn’t take long for that number to rapidly grow. One of the first population spikes came after "the people voted to build their own water and electric plant,” Kaliste Saloom Jr., a former Lafayette judge,... more »
  • Doctor Charged With Treating Football Players Unapproved Drugs

    May 18, 2010 1:14 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. authorities have charged a Canadian doctor with unlawfully treating professional football players with unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone. Dr. Anthony Galea, of Toronto, is named in a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Buffalo. The complaint charges the doctor with lying to federal officials,... more »

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