In New Orleans, Business Is Booming—for Some

The Atlantic By: Gillian B. White NEW ORLEANS—When George W. Bush climbed atop a stage in the middle of New Orleans’s Jackson Square and announced that the city was open for business shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit, he was overstating the case. The lights used to illuminate...

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How independent businesses kept New Orleans afloat

WWNO Panera and Starbucks are fine, but Laurel Street Bakery is something different. Hillary Guttman, the proprietor, recalls no chain coffee places opening near her in the weeks that followed the flood. First responders were a hungry market themselves. “Just the National Guard alone could have kept...

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