FCB Health New York hired Laura Mizrahi as executive creative director.

FCB Health New York managing director Kathleen Nanda announced the news of Mizrahi’s hire yesterday.

“I am very excited to have Laura on board as executive creative director,” Nanda said in a statement. “Her extensive experience in healthcare and distinguished creative leadership will make her a valuable asset to our team, and I am confident she will transition into her new role with ease.”

Mizrahi formerly led creative for the New York office of Razorfish Health as svp, executive creative director, where she led accounts across the immunology, neurology, anti-viral and rare disease sectors.

Mizrahi spent over a decade with Grey, rising to group creative director leading the agency’s healthcare accounts. While she has worked across a number of pharmaceutical brands, Mizrahi is best known for her work on Cialis, helping the brand rise from third to the top

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana shouldn’t have needed a

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McDonald’s business owner Rikesh Patel, hoping to provide relief to citizens in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Laura, made a desperate call to corporate headquarters late last month.

The day after Laura, the strongest hurricane to strike Louisiana since 1856, hit landfall on Aug. 26, McDonald’s had provided its portable, self-sustained mobile kitchen known as the McRig.

That’s when Patel went to work, according to Friday’s CNN report, finding employees to staff the truck to provide food for thousands who lost homes, running water or electricity. Six people died in Louisiana.

Patel told CNN that 10,000 free brown bag meals were served in a six-day period.

“Pictures don’t do it (destruction) justice,” said Patel in the report. “It’s so much worse than what you’re seeing on social media.”

Patel owns 25 McDonald’s in Louisiana, including eight in the Lake Charles area, among the hardest hit areas.


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Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Derailed train cars lie on their side in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 29.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

President Donald Trump tours the damage in Lake Charles on August 29.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A building sits partially submerged in water in Hackberry, Louisiana, on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Rachel Ellis, left, and J’Nay Fitch salvage items from the AutoZone store where they work in Lake Charles on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A person stands in front of a damaged vehicle near Orange, Texas, on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Pousson’s Laundromat and Barbershop is left in ruins in Westlake, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

This aerial photo shows a devastated neighborhood outside of Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Maria Ramirez

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A Louisiana business owner publicly pleaded for help on Fox News Sunday morning, painting a grim and desperate image as her community copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Bridal store owner Victoria Huber joined “America’s News HQ,” to detail the destruction of her 20-year gown business ravaged by the powerful storm, but the interview took a turn as she described the damage on the ground and the extent of her community’s suffering.


“My concern right now is not my store,” an emotional Huber told host Arthel Neville. “It’s my community. It’s the people around us. The devastation here, I’ve lived through two hurricanes…what we see now is the worst — the worst disaster that I think Louisiana has ever seen.

“What happens to these people who don’t have a dollar in their checking account?”

— Victoria Huber, Fox News


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According to A.M. Best, the insurance lines that are likely to be hit by the hurricane are commercial multiperil, fire and allied, homeowners and auto physical damage.

In Louisiana and Texas, Allstate carries a respective 11% and 13% market share in Homeowners’ line of insurance and a 12.8% and 14% share each in Auto insurance.

Per the rating agency, property and casualty insurers and reinsurers are likely to suffer meaningful losses from Hurricane Laura. This hurricane-related loss is likely to place additional stress on the rated insurance companies’ balance

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Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Aug. 27:

1. — Stock Futures Slip Ahead of Speech From Fed’s Powell

Stock futures suggested Wall Street would open modestly lower Thursday as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who is expected to discuss inflation and further economic stimulus from Congress.

Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 75 points, S&P 500 futures declined 7 points and Nasdaq futures were down 25 points. Stocks got a boost from tech shares Wednesday, leading the S&P 500 to its fourth consecutive record close and the Nasdaq to an all-time high.

Powell will address the central bank’s annual Jackson Hole symposium, virtually this year, at 9:10 a.m. ET and is expected to discuss the Fed’s long-awaited monetary policy framework review.

Tom Graff wrote on Real Money that one thing will be clear in Powell’s speech: The Fed

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The United States economy, already battered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, could absorb another severe blow this week as the Gulf Coast prepares for a potentially catastrophic strike from Hurricane Laura. The economic impact from the storm could run as high as $30 billion, depending on precisely where the storm strikes, AccuWeather founder and CEO Joel N. Myers said.

AccuWeather meteorologists expect the storm to rapidly become a major hurricane (Category 3 strength or higher) and make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border late Wednesday night.


If Laura does make landfall as Category 3 storm with winds of 111 mph, it would become the first major hurricane to strike the mainland United States since Michael in October 2018. There is the potential the storm could potentially achieve Category 4 status if it keeps intensifying right up until landfall. On Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said Laura

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Dow Futures Sputter Ahead of Powell Speech, Hurricane Laura

The Wednesday Market Minute

  • Global stocks nudge higher amid ongoing stimulus bets, but U.S. rally may pause ahead of Powell speech Thursday.
  • Fed Chair poised to unveil a new inflation strategy that could pave the way for more monetary stimulus as key portions of the economy show signs of persistent weakness.
  • Benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yields, as well as the dollar, rise in anticipation, while gold prices ease.
  • European stocks bump higher after Germany adds €10 billion in coronavirus relief as regional infections rise even amid travel restrictions.
  • Hurricane Laura bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, threatening parts of Texas and Louisiana with 105 mile an hour winds and ‘life threatening’ storm surges.
  • U.S. equity futures suggest a modestly softer open on Wall Street ahead of MBA mortgage data at 7:00 am Eastern time and durable goods orders for July at 9:30 Eastern time.

U.S. equity futures were mixed

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(Bloomberg) — Tropical Storm Laura is poised to become a hurricane before making landfall Thursday, posing a threat to oil and gas infrastructure on the Gulf Coast.

A hurricane watch has been posted from Port Bolivar, Texas, to west of Morgan City, Louisiana, in anticipation of Laura’s arrival, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 5 p.m. New York time. Forecasts are split on whether Laura becomes a major hurricane with winds in excess of 111 miles (179 kilometers) per hour or not. Another storm, Marco, lost so much power as it approached the coast that it will likely fall apart.

“Laura is forecast to reach the northwestern Gulf Coast as a hurricane late Wednesday and early Thursday,” Dan Brown, a meteorologist at the center, wrote in his forecast. “Do not focus on the details of the official forecast” given uncertainty in predictions to three days out, he

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