Reeves: Debt Defaults Unlikely for Mississippi Localities
- A Credit Concern. Gasparino, Charles // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);9/19/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 146 Issue 12, p6
Reports on the financial impact of Hurricane Katrina and how John Kennedy, Louisiana's State Treasurer, is trying to avoid municipalities defaulting on about $10 billion in debt and declaring bankruptcy. Possibility that the federal government will create a relief fund to help localities cover...
- Producers assess terminals, ready mixed plants damage. // Concrete Products;Oct2005, Vol. 108 Issue 10, p8
Reports on the survey about the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the cement industry in the U.S. Total cement production affected by the hurricane; Number of cement import terminals that was devastated; Damage brought to the regional rail system by the calamity.
- Hell and High Water. Leand, Judy // SGB;Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p4
Comments on the impact of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the economic condition of New Orleans, Louisiana. Description of the city before it was struck by Katrina; Personal experiences in the city.
- Insurers raise capital after hurricanes. Parekh, Rupal // Crain's New York Business;10/17/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 42, p16
The article focuses on efforts of the insurance industry to raise capital after hurricanes in the U.S. The insurance industry has already generated more than $4 billion, and companies are expected to tap Wall Street for billions more in the near term. Katrina alone is expected to sock...
- Climate Refugees' Growing Tab. Brown, Lester R. // USA Today Magazine;Jul2007, Vol. 136 Issue 2746, p21
The article discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina to residents and businesses in Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina forced 1 million people from New Orleans, Louisiana and the towns on the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts to move inland. Although nearly all planned to return, many have not....
- Port drivers scarce. Kahaner, Larry // Fleet Owner;Oct2005, Vol. 100 Issue 10, p12
Discusses the economic importance of the Port of New Orleans in Louisiana. Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Port of New Orleans; Port's handling of agricultural commodities that would be too expensive to haul by truck or rail; Premiere U.S. importation site for coffee and rubber; Impact of the...
- Disaster History. // Wilson Quarterly;Winter2007, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p77
This article summarizes an essay published in the "Wharton Real Estate Review,' by Witold Rybczynski regarding the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina. Rybczynski describes the history of such massive reconstruction efforts and how New Orleans differs. He...
- Counting Katrina's Cost. Wood, Andrew // Chemical Week;9/7/2005, Vol. 167 Issue 29, p3
Considers the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. chemical industry. Problems stemming from Katrina faced by the industry; Effect of the hurricane on chemical prices; Chemical firms that have made large donations to the hurricane relief effort.
- Mississippi Launching $100M Loan Program for Localities. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;9/15/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32218, p40
Announces the loan program available to cities, counties and other public entities that have suffered damage from Hurricane Katrina by Mississippi treasurer Tate Reeves. Moral obligation of the loans by the state to enhance the creditworthiness of the notes; Repayment of the loans at virtually...