Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam.

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Katrina dolphins: The untold story some believe should never have happened

The rescue of dolphins and recapture of sea lions left behind in a Mississippi aquarium overshadowed in news accounts the story of why these animals rode out Katrina on waterfront property 4 feet above sea level, and the conflict that ensued after the storm left the popular tourist attraction in ruins.

As progress is made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina and competing narratives about the city’s recovery emerge, we catch up with Mayor Mitch Landrieu to hear his thoughts. Video by Ali Rizvi / McClatchy