Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
The U.S. Census Bureau released two pieces of data Tuesday: poverty numbers and the median income for 2010.
The Huffington Post is reporting the national poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1% which is up from 2000 and the highest it's been since 1993.
24/7 Wall St. took the released census data from all 50 states and identified the ten states that have the lowest median income.
Louisiana came in as the 5th poorest state in the country, according to the data analysis from 24/7 Wall St. The state has one of the lowest median incomes in the country with $41,896. LA also has the 4th highest poverty rate in the U.S. and the 17th lowest unemployment rate.
In an effort to stimulate the state economy, Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed the construction of a new gas-to-liquids facility, which is expected to create more than 5,000 jobs: "We're here to make an announcement that could result in Louisiana's largest economic development project in our state's entire history."
Mississippi also made the list as the number one poorest state, according to 24/7 Wall St. They have the highest poverty rate in the country at 21.3 percent, with a median income at $36,850. They have the 7th highest unemployment rate at 10.4 percent.
The state was also hit hard by Katrina, including the Gulfport Harbor, which the Federal Government is allotting $500 million to help rebuild. Proponents of the project expect thousands of jobs will be created in the process.
Here is the complete list of poorest states in America, according to 24/7 Wall St:
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>