News roundup: Romney to visit storm-damaged Louisiana … Stanford officials face civil charges … Apple may give you up to $345 for your old iPhone
Y'all come back now: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is headed to Louisiana to take in the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Romney scheduled a last-minute visit today to Lafitte, where he will tour damage with Gov. Bobby Jindal. The storm canceled the first day of Romney's Republican convention, and his campaign has been considering a visit here for several days. Romney is scrapping an appearance in Virginia to come to Louisiana instead, where he plans to thank emergency first-responders for their work.
One by one: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is set to charge former executives of convicted swindler R. Allen Stanford's financial empire with civil securities violations, people familiar with the commission's plans tell The Wall Street Journal. The SEC is expected to announce charges within days against the Stanford Group Co.'s former President Danny Bogar and former chief compliance officer Bernerd Young in connection with the $7 billion Ponzi scheme carried out by Stanford. Other former company officials may also be charged. The full story can be found here.
Trade-ins welcome: If you're looking to sell your iPhone in anticipation of the iPhone 5, Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program could give you up to $345 for your device, The Los Angeles Times reports. The program will take your old iPhone and mail you back a gift card that can be used at an Apple retail or online store. How much credit you get is determined by the model and quality of your device. Read the full story here for complete details.
Today's poll question: Because of recovery activity in the Capital Region following Isaac, do you think LSU should have moved the football season opener against North Texas slated for 6 p.m. Saturday?
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