Katrina Death Toll

October 17, 2005 - Robert Lindsay seems to be the only one tracking this, and we thank him for it. The death toll from Katrina now stands at 1,337. Here's the state-by-state breakdown: Louisiana: Fri., October 14: 1,035 Mississippi: Fri., October 14: 224

Job growth: good news and bad news for the South

By R. Neal
October 6, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal A new FDIC Regional Profile (PDF format) report for the second quarter of 2005 provides a snapshot of U.S. economic conditions by region. The effects of Katrina are not reflected in the report, and the FDIC says:

Sound the Alarm on Gulf Reconstruction

October 5, 2005 - Yesterday, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans sent out a letter announcing that the city was laying off 3,000 city employees -- half the city's workforce -- "as a result of financial constraints in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."