Rescuers: Around a dozen 2016 Cajun Navy members traveled to Alabama before dawn on Monday to help with recovery efforts after devastating tornadoes tore through east Alabama over the weekend, WAFB-TV reports. “We’re seeing some pretty bad destruction,” 2016 Cajun Navy head, Jon Bridgers, said. “These homes didn’t stand a chance.” Bridgers says his group is working with local law enforcement to find a handful of people who have been reported missing. Read the full story.
Learning opportunity: Neighbors Federal Credit Union has launched an interactive, online financial education curriculum called Money Matters for the Baton Rouge community and area schools. Neighbors FCU is providing the financial literacy curriculum free of charge to any schools in its service area. The program also satisfies the legislative mandate for schools to provide financial education as outlined in Act No. 154 that was passed last year. See their website for more information.
Hike break: Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said earlier today that it could be “several meetings” before the Fed has a clear enough read on the economy to take action on interest rates, The Washington Post reports. It is the latest sign that the Fed is likely on hold until at least the summer, if not longer. The Fed will decide whether to raise, cut or keep interest rates the same at its meetings on March 20, May 1 and June 19. The benchmark U.S. interest rate is currently set at a range of 2.25- 2.5% Read the full story.