Government And Institutions

APNewsBreak: Report questions Louisiana fish safety testing

Gulf oil spill recovery money intended for testing to ensure fish caught off Louisiana were safe for consumers instead paid for unnecessary iPads, cameras, boats and now-missing fishing equipment, state auditors said, calling the safety program so mismanaged it couldn't even declare if the catch was fit to eat.

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year.