Biz New Orleans - December 2021

US Unemployment Claims Drop To 198,000

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to 198,000, the Labor…

CDC Issues New Guidance On Isolation & Quarantine Periods

BATON ROUGE, La. (press release) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shortened the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for the general public. The CDC says individuals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 can leave home after isolating…

US Home Prices Surge 18.4% In October

  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices surged again in October as the housing market continues to boom in the wake of last year's coronavirus recession. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, out Tuesday, climbed 18.4% in October…

Tulane Doctor Leads Global COVID Study

NEW ORLEANS — From Tulane University: Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death,…

Jefferson Community Foundation to Host Senior Expo

NEW ORLEANS — Jefferson Community Foundation will host a party for the parish's senior population on Wednesday, March 16 at the Pontchartrain Center.  JCF said it is "proud to help support the senior community in Jefferson Parish, and to provide…

Ochsner Patient Gives $700K to Neuroscience Institute

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health Foundation board member Desi Harrison has donated $700,000 to support the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. Harrison’s gift will support programming and research for the Ochsner Multiple Sclerosis Center, ensuring that all Ochsner multiple sclerosis patients will…

Eustis Mortgage Acquires Ohio Company

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-based Eustis Mortgage Corporation announced it has acquired Signature Mortgage Corporation of Canton, Ohio.  In business since 1956, the Eustis Family of Companies includes Finance Home America, Verity Mortgage, Legacy Mortgage and Prosperity Mortgage Advisors. Founded…

Entergy Shareholders Provide Environmental Grants

NEW ORLEANS – From Entergy: Entergy’s Louisiana companies are continuing their commitment to help protect the environment by contributing nearly $500,000 to 10 partnering organizations through the company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund. The Entergy shareholder-funded grants mark the 21st consecutive year…