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Travel Channel highlighting Jackson cuisine in 'Man vs. Food’

“Travel Channel’s “Man Vs. Food” host Adam Richmand recently made a swing through Jackson to shoot footage for the show at Burgers and Blues, Chimneyville, 2 Sisters and the Coffee Roastery. The program will televise nationwide in early summer, says Ben |Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners, a downtown revitalization and promotions agency. Also, Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, host of ...

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Business Digest: Media Civil War

The new media, led by Wikipedia, Google and reddit, are protesting the proposed anti-piracy legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that the music and film industries are seeking. Wikipedia and reddit took off, while Google’s masthead showed the logo completely covered with an image of black tape. Media coverage of what Wikipedia is doing ...

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Gunn names chairs of House committees, some Dems included

JACKSON — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has named chairs for the House’s 40-plus committees, allowing the House to move ahead with business With the GOP takeover of the House, Republicans were named to head all of the House’s major committees. Unlike four years ago, though, when Speaker Billy McCoy froze out GOP members from chairmanships after they failed to ...

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Caesars exploring what to do with Coast casino

BILOXI — The new regional president for Caesars Entertainment South says the company is looking at what to do with the skeleton of a casino that stands uncompleted on the Biloxi beach. Daniel T. Real tells The Sun Herald he and the new general manager of the Grand Biloxi, Jonathan Jones, are putting together updated options for the site. Real ...

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Underwriters of BancorpSouth offering exercise over-allotment option

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. reports the underwriters for the recently announced public offering of BancorpSouth Inc. common stock have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,428,571 shares at a public offering price of $10.50 per share. The company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, including to maintain certain capital ...

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GE Aviation: GE90 engine sees record-breaking year

BATESVILLE — The GE90 engine experienced its most successful year in 2011, accumulating airline and freighter operator commitments for 400 engines with a list price of more than $11 billion, according to GE Aviation. This surpasses the previous record of 250 engine commitments in 2007. This year included a record-setting Emirates’ order for 50 Boeing 777s, powered by GE90-115B engines, ...

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Board approves $112M bond issue for UMMC

JACKSON — The state College Board has approved a $112 million bond issue for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, even though one board member questioned whether it was appropriate to borrow the money. UMMC had originally proposed to use some of the money to buy software to comply with a federal requirement that it start using electronic health records ...

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Reeves pessimistic on short-term economic recovery

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves yesterday said state revenue in fiscal year 2013 would not increase significantly, reflecting the financial difficulties Mississippi’s economy may experience in the next several fiscal years. “Economic recovery hasn’t hit Main Street, and Mississippi families and businesses continue to struggle,” Reeves said. “The economic outlook for the state reflects these challenges, and state agencies ...

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Delegation going to D.C. to fight ozone ranking

DESOTO COUNTY — A delegation from DeSoto County is going to Washington, D.C., to battle a feared ozone ranking. The Commercial Appeal reports the delegation includes local county government and economic development officials. The county is faced with a Feb. 29 deadline to object to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list the county as “nonattainment” on ozone levels. The ...

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Judge rules to clarify earlier decision on oil spill lawyers' fees

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that people pursuing their Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims against BP outside of federal court do not have to pay fees to hundreds of lawyers working on behalf of about 120,000 claimants fighting the oil giant in court. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued the ruling to clarify a previous ruling ...

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