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WSJ: Learn from Khosla-backed energy startups that tanked

By Amy McCullough See related story “Good Idea or Not?” and blog post “Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures.“ A Wall Street Journal Feb. 10 “Review & Outlook” column (“The Range Fuels Fiasco“) details failed energy startups backed by Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures, along with other investors, is backing three green energy startups to which Mississippi has pledge ...

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Senate OKs changes to Jackson special option sales tax legislation

By Ted Carter Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson overcame a key challenge Thursday in his quest to overhaul the city’s antiquated water and sewer system.The city’s sole legislative priority for the year – a bill amendment that would enable the city to bond major water and sewer upgrades through 2023 – received Senate approval by a 38-9 margin.Bill sponsor Sen. John ...

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MSU scientists studying airport landscaping

STARKVILLE — It has been two years since U.S. Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River when a flock of Canada geese struck the engines just minutes after the plane took off. Bird and airplane collisions cannot be completely avoided because the two share the same flying space. But scientists at Mississippi State University are looking ...

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DHA awards grants to five Delta organizations

STONEVILLE — Delta Health Alliance (DHA) has awarded grants to five Delta organizations bringing health education and services to residents of all ages in seven Delta counties. Two projects receiving funding will focus on women’s health. Delta State University will receive $30,000 to fund the SMART project in Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties. Women’s health is also the focus of ...

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SBA lenders offered new 'Advantage' program

WASHINGTON — On Feb. 15, lenders who participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Preferred Lender Program will be able to approve loans through the agency’s new Small Loan Advantage program. Also, the agency will begin accepting applications Feb. 15 from community-based, mission-focused lenders who are interested in making SBA-guaranteed loans through the new Community Advantage program. Both the Small ...

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PAA buys natural gas storage facility for $750M

GREENE COUNTY — PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P., has completed the previously announced acquisition of SG Resources Mississippi, LLC, which owns the Southern Pines Energy Center natural gas storage facility in Greene County. The purchase price, which is subject to post-closing adjustments, was approximately $750 million. PNG is a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the development, acquisition, operation ...

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