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  • Texas economy strong, but how to keep it that way

    March 30, 2014 1:23 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Oil and gas production is up, construction is on the rise and unemployment is low. The Texas economy is strong with no trouble in sight, economists say. Texans of a certain age have seen this before, and they know what usually happens next. Bust. The question... more »
  • Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

    February 18, 2014 6:26 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage and casualties, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was centered some 172 kilometers (107 miles) northeast of Bathsheba, Barbados. Police Constable Chris Greg told The... more »
  • Tsunami warning lifted for strong Japan earthquake

    December 7, 2012 6:01 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people... more »
  • Lafayette airport posts strong numbers in March

    April 24, 2012 10:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Regional Airport had the second-best March on record in terms of passenger activity. Last month, 18,763 passengers boarded planes at the airport. The Advertiser reports another 18,815 passengers de-planed, which was also the second-highest number on record for the month. Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Paul... more »
  • Independent auditor: Ruston strong financially

    April 5, 2012 11:20 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston remains fiscally sound during tough economic times. That's according to its most recent audit. The Ruston City Council received its annual audit report Tuesday from the city's independent auditor, Douglas Brewer of Ruston. The News-Star reports the audit of city finances only revealed one finding,... more »
  • Strong winds move through parts of Louisiana

    March 12, 2012 7:36 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Strong thunderstorms caused damage in different parts of Louisiana overnight, but no injuries were reported. A line moved across southwest Louisiana downing trees and power lines. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles reports a tree fell on a house in Jennings and power lines were... more »
  • Stocks weaken despite strong December jobs report

    January 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    Stocks are opening slightly lower despite a government report that the unemployment rate dropped in December to the lowest level in nearly three years. The Labor Department said early Friday that the unemployment rate fell last month to 8.5 percent, while U.S. employers added a net 200,000 jobs. It was... more »
  • BP Receiving Strong Criticism About Claims Process

    September 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant concession following strong criticism from residents about the claims process. The issue involves the current requirement that wages people have... more »
  • LA State-Licensed Casinos Bounced With a Strong July

    August 19, 2010 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos bounced with a strong July, taking in almost as much from players as in July 2009. State police report the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos won $219.4 million last month. That's down... more »

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