06:30 Newscast November 2, 2015

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is rolling out enhancements to its online system for Louisiana job seekers and employers. LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink says the improvements are being made to the HiRE employment system. Eysink says these upgrades will better connect unemployment insurance to workforce development and job matching…

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He says these enhancements will affect thousands of job seekers and employers by streamlining the employment process.

The Christian Science Monitor has named Louisiana’s START College Savings Program the 5th best plan in the country. State Treasurer John Kennedy says college tuition has gone up 70-percent over the past eight years and this is a great way to help students pay for college…

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He says for more information on Louisiana’s START saving program, visit latreasury-dot-com.

As flu season is rapidly approaching, the Tulane University School of Medicine is working on more effective vaccines after receiving a 1.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Tulane immunologist Dr. Elizabeth Norton says their goal is to make a better vaccine for people regardless of the strength of their immune system…

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She says they also have another study going on right now to examine how well the flu shots are working in the New Orleans area. Norton says the grant will support research until 2020.