Hot damn - the Port of New Orleans reopened yesterday. It sounds like only some parts opened, but the fact that it's now even partially functional is excellent economic news. The logistical disruption of the nation's single largest bulk-port being off line for at least three months was a large part of the expected fall-out from the hurricane. Between this and the radically lower death-toll in recent reports, it's looking like a pretty good week.
(News initially via this Rantburg post.)