Monthly Archives: September 2017

In medical news:

Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana at the school for qualifying patients.

In economic news:

In 2016, Louisiana women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $659 or 76.4 percent of the $863 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In safety news:

OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers have partnered to distribute protective equipment and other resources to those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In industry news:

Commercial insurance prices in the U.S. were again nearly flat during the second quarter of 2017, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey.

In local news:

Several locations of the LWC’s Business and Career Solutions Centers will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

In national news:

A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp. urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

In economic news:

On the last business day of July 2017, there were 5.7 million private industry job openings, an increase of 241,000 from July 2016, according to new BLS numbers.

In local news:

Louisiana has ranked No. 5 for the second year in a row in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business survey.