Biden Warns of Nuclear “Armageddon”; Uvalde School District Suspends Police Force; Solid Job Growth Means More Fed Hikes

October 7, 2022

At a fundraising event Thursday night, President Joe Biden told Democratic donors that the world is now facing the threat of nuclear war. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District suspended its school police force on Friday. While the September jobs report showing steady growth is great news for America's job seekers, it likely means that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates once again in an attempt to slow inflation.

Coronavirus – The Race to Find a Vaccine

October 28, 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. From the circulation of rumors in early January of a novel Coronavirus appearing (allegedly) in Wuhan, China to social distancing, travel restrictions and eventual global lockdowns, this year will be long in the memory – unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons.  As nations around the globe continue […]

U.S. District Court Upholds Louisiana Bar Closures

August 17, 2020

Today, Judge Martin L.C. Feldman ruled in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to uphold Gov. John Bel Edwards' restrictions on bars. Edwards re-closed bars across the state in July in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

What China’s Uneven Recovery Means for the U.S

August 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the largest economies in the world since China reported the first confirmed case in December 2019. The disease started spreading rapidly in Europe and the United States in February. The growth domestic product of China grew by 3 percent in the second quarter of the year while that of […]

Phases of Reopening: The Good, Bad And Ugly

July 17, 2020

Witnessing a constant escalation in the ongoing situations, it would be right to regard that economies are having severe issues in maintaining the sustenance of financial activities around the globe. Novel Covid-19 has transpired as the most overwhelming barrier for the industries and corporates, rendering them in a situation of distress and crises. Considering the […]

New Orleans Families Particularly Vulnerable to Economic Effects of COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Survey results show that 33.7 percent of adult respondents ages 25 to 39 reported having "no confidence" or only "slight confidence" that they could pay next month's rent or mortgage on time. Half of the adults in households with incomes of less than $25,000/yr also reported having little-to-no confidence in their ability to pay rent on time, regardless of if they had children.

Poll: Vast Majority Support Stay-at-Home Order in Louisiana, Despite Economy

May 6, 2020

According to an LSU Manship School Survey of Public Relations, the “re-open” protests on television might be overblown. In fact, Louisiana residents actually poll like the rest of the country, largely opposing premature efforts to re-open businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.  Louisiana residents have expressed broad bipartisan support for measures slowing the spread of coronavirus. […]

A Modest Proposal: A Plan to Reopen the Country

April 21, 2020

“Schools are a very appetizing opportunity. I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing the opening of schools may only cost us 2 to 3%, in terms of total mortality”– Mehet Oz aka Dr. Oz It is a melancholy object to see the greatest economy that has ever existed in the history of […]

Cannabis in the Era of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

These are strange and trying times that we are currently living in, but you already know that. There has been some press coverage of the short- and long-term economic impacts on local and state government as a result of the pandemic but it will hit very soon. The Port of Louisiana is a major source […]

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