May 24, 2012 Former Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose laments the fact the his old paper is cutting back to three days a week in favor of the web.
May 18, 2012 The city of Stockton, Calif. has been hit hard by the financial crisis. With the city on the verge of bankruptcy, residents share what it's like when your town is teetering on the brink.
Apr 16, 2012 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign an education overhaul into law this week. It'll create one of the largest school voucher programs in the country.
Apr 16, 2012 This week Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign a controversial law that overhauls education in that state. The package of reforms will create one of the largest school voucher programs in the country.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 23, 2012 Bank of America is launching a pilot program where homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure would hand over the deed to their house and then rent it back from the bank.
Mar 23, 2012 Bank of America starts a foreclosure-prevention program that lets borrowers give up ownership of their home but stay on rent-paying tenants.
Mar 12, 2012 The $25 billion settlement announced last month finally details all the different types of relief for borrowers. But it sure took a long time.
Kate Archer Kent
Feb 24, 2012 Like most states, Louisiana wants to capture some of Hollywood's production business. An Oscar-nominated film from Shreveport may provide the ticket.
Feb 24, 2012 MSN's Liz Weston discusses tax rebates, student debt and how to negotiate the foreclosure process.
Feb 17, 2012 When the news hit the other day of the blockbuster settlement for abuses in the foreclosure process, there may have been one brand you didn’t immediately recognize. Ally has really only been around since 2009, but there are already rumors swirling about its status.