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  • Futures Hold Gains After News on Home Prices Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher and largely unchanged after a report showing housing prices remain lower over the past year.

  • Government Pays Farmers to Keep Peanuts in Storage Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    If you grow peanuts in this country, the government will pay you to keep them in storage—instead of selling them—if the price of peanuts falls below a certain target and the farmers decide to forfeit their crop.

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  • What's On: Apple's New Product Launch, Auto Sales Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Investors Should Buy This Insurance Firm Now: Pro Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

    The Chubb Corp. hit a 52-week high but is the wind about to blow the other way on insurance stocks as hurricanes come rolling in? Brian Meredith, managing director at UBS shared his insights.

  • Simulator Training Flaws Tied to Airline Crashes Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Flaws in flight simulator training helped trigger some of the worst airline accidents in the past decade, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal accident records.

  • Perry: New Orleans Tourism Stronger Than Before Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    After Hurricane Katrina, as the city lost billions of dollars in tourism business, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau embarked on a mission to overcome unprecedented brand impairment. Today, the tourism industry stands taller, stronger than before.

  • Maligned Former FEMA Chief Visits New Orleans Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    Michael Brown, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the initial poster child for all that went wrong in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is visiting New Orleans for the fifth anniversary of the event that made him said poster child.

  • Life After Katrina: Bold Promises, Many Broken Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 9:44 AM ET

    A major disaster sets the perfect stage for grandstanding. And nothing was more “major” at the time than Hurricane Katrina. Business and government leaders  laid out their dramatic plans to come to the rescue. 

  • New Orleans Business 2010: Tale of Two Cities Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET
    Then And Now: New Orleans Five Years After The Katrina Disaster

    The Katrina anniversary is all about contrasts. More than one resident has called it a tale of two cities and, as cliched as that phrase may be, it certainly applies here.  Unemployment is below the national average, but poverty is twice the national rate.

  • Hecht: Hope and Optimism for New Orleans' Future Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Marine from Camp Lejeune, N.C., marks a home to indicate he found no occupants as houses in the lower Ninth Ward are checked for bodies or people who are still stranded more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit.

    To really know if we have succeeded, to really know if we have created a New Orleans region better than before, we have to go out ten years. Here we will find the “new normal” that will come to pass after the Katrina money has run dry, and the economy is left to stand on its own.

  • New Orleans 2030: New Business, Housing, Jobs Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    It's a tall order to transform New Orleans by 2030, but that's the aim of the city's new master plan—five years after Hurricane Katrina hobbled this historic place and the surrounding Gulf coast region.

  • New Orleans Levees Nearly Ready, but Mistrusted Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 3:38 PM ET

    Nearly five years after Katrina and the devastating failures of the levee system, New Orleans is well on its way to getting the protection system Congress ordered: a ring of 350 miles of linked levees, flood walls, gates and pumps that surrounds the city and should defend it against the kind of flooding that in any given year has a 1 percent chance of occurring.

  • US Housing Market Slows as Buyers Get Picky Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 4:24 AM ET
    Houses reflected in water

    Buyers are walking away when sellers refuse last-minute demands, making a drop in sales worse than expected, the NYT reports.

  • What Happens When a Hurricane Meets an Oil Spill? Friday, 28 May 2010 | 3:21 PM ET
    Hurricane

    As the Gulf Coast battles the worst oil spill in U.S. history, residents are also bracing for what forecasters predict will be the most active hurricane season in recent years.

  • Famous Oyster Producer Feels Effects of Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    The owner of Lousiana's largest oyster producer,  Motivatit Seafood,  says he will have to raise prices if the water where he harvests oysters gets over-run by the coming tide of oil.

  • Caught in the middle of the nationwide housing storm, the residents of an unfinished housing development outside Fort Myers, Fla., now now see a ray of light.

  • Hollywood Versus the Volcano: It's No Movie Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    A cloud of volcanic matter rises from the erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 16, 2010 in Fimmvorduhals, Iceland.

    The volcanic ash is starting to settle, but Hollywood is still taking stock of the impact of the natural disaster on the entertainment business.

  • Europe’s Latest Game: Dodging the Cloud Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:49 AM ET

    Europe is under an utterly unexpected and unprecedented emergency regime and neither governments nor businesses really have any backup plans for this kind of event.

  • Austria Open, but Headaches Persist Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:21 AM ET

    Austrian authorities reopened the nation’s airspace Monday, but that does not mean travel headaches are over, either in Austria or across the world.

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