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Sasol Delays Final Investment Decision for Louisiana Gas-to-Liquids Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:00
SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As part of "a comprehensive plan to conserve cash in response to lower international oil prices," South Africa-based Sasol Limited (SSL) has announced that it will delay the final investment decision for its massive gas-to-liquids (GTL) project near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Within this article: Details on Sasol's project in Lake Charles, including the projected capacity and the current…
Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:00
METAIRIE, La., Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. (LABC) announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on January 27, 2015, declared a cash dividend of $.07 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on February 26, 2015 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on February 9, 2015. Such dividend reflects an increase of $.02 per share compared to the quarterly dividends paid…
Unemployment rates fell in 46 US states last year, though some doing much better than others
Monday, 26 January 2015 12:52
WASHINGTON - Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter. Across the country, changes in unemployment rates varied from state to state in 2014, but collectively the numbers pointed to a year of substantial improvement: Jobless rates fell in 46 states, and everyone except Mississippi added jobs. Even Louisiana's gain masked some good news: The state added a healthy number of jobs — just not enough to keep up with population…
Jobless-rate moves in 2014: Colorado best, Louisiana worst
Monday, 26 January 2015 09:33
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter. Across the country, changes in unemployment rates varied from state to state in 2014, but collectively the numbers pointed to a year of substantial improvement: Jobless rates fell in 46 states, and every one except Mississippi added jobs. Even Louisiana's gain masked some good news: The state added a healthy number of jobs — just not enough to keep up…
Longtime advocate: Insurance chief from Louisiana could be bad news for consumers
Monday, 26 January 2015 09:02
Robert Hunter has spent decades in the insurance industry as a consumer advocate. When he heard the name of the man being considered for the state's insurance regulator job, he was "shocked." Gov. Rick Scott's office confirmed Monday that Ron Henderson, Louisiana's deputy insurance commissioner for consumer advocacy, is being considered as the replacement for Kevin McCarty, who has been commissioner of Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation since 2003 (and is favored by Hunter, incidentally).
Gov. Scott's office confirms it eyed La. official in place of McCarty
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:42
UPDATE: Gov. Rick Scott's office confirmed Monday that it sought to recruit a Louisiana insurance official to replace Florida insurance regulator Kevin McCarty in Florida weeks before Scott publicly suggested McCarty be replaced. In response to Times/Herald inquiries, Scott's office issued the following statement: "As we made the transition to a second term in office, Ron Henderson was brought up as a possible candidate for Commissioner of OIR.
Gov. Scott confirms plan to replace McCarty with Louisiana official
Sunday, 25 January 2015 06:42
UPDATE: Gov. Rick Scott's office confirmed Monday that it sought to recruit a Louisiana insurance official to replace Florida insurance regulator Kevin McCarty in Florida weeks before Scott publicly suggested McCarty be replaced. In response to Times/Herald inquiries, Scott's office issued the following statement: "As we made the transition to a second term in office, Ron Henderson was brought up as a possible candidate for Commissioner of OIR.
LA income forecasting panel expected to deliver grim budget news
Sunday, 25 January 2015 04:46
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's income forecasting panel is accounting for the steep drop in oil prices in the state revenue projections. The forecast adjustments planned Monday by the Revenue Estimating Conference are expected to worsen next year's already $1.4 billion shortfall - and create another midyear deficit the state has to close before even addressing next year's problems. The numbers set by the conference for the year that begins July 1 will be…
Louisiana Man Who Murdered 11-Year-Old Girl Freed From Prison After Serving Only Half His Sentence
Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:13
A 65-year-old man who confessed to the murder of an 11-year-old Louisiana girl in 1990 walked from prison a free man Thursday after serving only half of his prison sentence. KSLA News reports Phillip DeSelle was released from Louisiana’s Wade Correctional Center after getting time taken off his sentence for good behavior. DeSelle, who was 41 at the time of the murder, confessed to killing Averie Evans after she came to his door selling candy.
CTPARTNERS INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates ...
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:00
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP). On December 8, 2014, the New York Post published a report that female employees of CTPartners filed discrimination charges against the company with the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, claiming that the Company stripped female employees of…
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