Business report: Tulane named top school in Louisiana


Jennifer Kushinka reporting…

U.S. News has named Tulane the top school in Louisiana, followed by LSU, Loyola, Centenary College, Xavier and Nicholls State. For the first time, the rankings factored in student debt.  U.S. News took into account the average amount of federal student debt undergraduates leave the school with and the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who borrowed federal student loans. 

The International Energy Agency today cut its forecast for 2020 oil demand growth, citing a “treacherous” path ahead amid weakening market sentiment and an upsurge in the number of coronavirus cases reported across the globe. The agency notes that the economic slowdown will take months to reverse completely, while certain sectors such as aviation are unlikely to return to their pre-pandemic levels of consumption even next year.”

Even as the cruise industry begins moving toward reopening, it’s happening in fits and starts.  The newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Wish, has been forced to push back its official debut.  The Disney Wish was slated to depart for its inaugural trip in January 2022.