Overal foreclosure actions in the state jumped 10.8 percent from the fourth quarter of last year and were up an alarming 34.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010.
Contrasting the sluggish 2010 start, Lafayette Parish retail sales for the first two months of 2011 are up 8.64 percent compared to last year.
The feds Thursday issued another drilling permit, No. 9 since the BP disaster, this one to Murphy Exploration and Production of Houston.
Troubles for the Houston-based company that transformed the Hotel Acadiana into a Crowne Plaza have been brewing from the start of the $10 million upgrade.
Moderately priced furniture retailer Rooms to Go is building a store at the old Marshall’s Nursery site on Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
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