|Hurricane Katrina blows away 'Big Easy' tourism
NEW YORK, (Reuters): HURRICANE KATRINA, which tore through Louisiana killing hundreds of people and leaving more than 80 per cent of New Orleans underwater, also blew away the state's biggest source of revenue -- tourism.
US airlines cancel more flights until next week
ATLANTA (AP): SOME MAJOR carriers have cancelled flights to the New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, airports _ popular destinations for tourists, convention participants and gamblers - until at least next week...
Stocks close higher on interest rate optimism
NEW YORK (AP): Stocks climbed in a seesaw session Wednesday, rising after the president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve signalled the central bank could change its interest rate policy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.