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What do Miss. public schools spend per kid?

What do Mississippi school districts spend on each student per year? Find your district on the map of Mississippi public school districts’ 2007-2008 Total Current Operating Expenditure per Pupil in Average Daily Attendance. Be sure to look for the upcoming MBJ analysis of public school budgets! Note: There are 152 public school districts in Mississippi. Some are city schools, some ...

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Home prices falling in US metro areas

NEW YORK – Home prices are falling faster in the nation’s largest cities, and a record number of foreclosures are expected to push prices down further through next year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday fell 0.7 percent in September from August. Eighteen of the cities recorded monthly price declines. Analysts say high unemployment, tight lending ...

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Consider factors besides cost for Medicare Part D plan

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Medicare Part D plans with the lowest premiums may not be the best match for Medicare beneficiaries’ individualized needs, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services. More than 1,100 Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans are available for 2011. Most consumers have about 33 plans to choose from ...

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Profit-sharing agreement signed for biomass plant

HOUSTON, Texas — National Clean Fuels announced today that the company signed a profit participation agreement with the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (The Center). The two organizations are working together closely to build a biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant in Port Gibson, Miss. According to the agreement, National Clean Fuels will provide the Center with monthly project support payments in ...

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Major storm damage to Starkville, Yazoo City

JACKSON — Authorities report major storm damage in the Starkville and Yazoo City areas with downed power lines, uprooted trees and damaged property. Six people were injured in Attala County when high winds damaged some mobile homes, but the extent of the injuries was not known early Tuesday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said the injured are being treated at ...

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CBO: Bailout clipped taxpayers for $25B

WASHINGTON — Congress’ independent budget agency says the cost to taxpayers of the contentious $700 billion financial rescue has dwindled down to $25 billion. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that as of this month the government will recoup most of the money spent. The $25 billion represents unrecovered money spent to bail out insurance giant American International Group and automakers ...

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