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Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve’s first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke’s Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen ... Read More »

Developer applies for permits at 1031 Canal

More than two years after a hard-fought battle to gain city approval for a $70 million renovation of the former Woolworth’s building, the project appears to finally be moving forward even with its lead developer facing a prison sentence.

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App aims to stir NOLA water management discussion

It has been months since the 2,000-page Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan was unveiled to the public. Now the organizations behind the document have released an iPad app to keep the conversation of how to put it into action ... Read More »

Work starts on $100M Baronne project

Contractors are expected to begin demolition next month on a two-story building on Gravier Street as part of an ongoing project to convert a neighboring downtown office tower into apartments and a boutique hotel.

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New Orleans-Area Building Permits

The following are the top residential and commercial permits awarded for parishes in the New Orleans area in the week prior to Oct. 25. Commercial permits valued at $100,000 and more and residential permits valued at $50,000 and more are ... Read More »

Top Construction Projects 2013

Everyone loves a good list, but inevitably someone will be left off. Our annual Top Construction Projects tally is no exception. Many firms call me each year and ask why they were not included in the special report. The ranking ... Read More »