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Dow trades above previous closing high of 14,164.53, set in 2007

The Dow Jones industrial average, which measures the performance of 30 blue-chip companies, rose more than 60 points at the start of trading on Tuesday, to 14,188.11. That surpasses its record close of 14,164.53, which it achieved nearly five and a half years ago. Its record intraday high, set around the same time, is 14,198.10. » Read more here …

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Critics not so sure about UMMC's cure for HIV

The words could not be more clear — “Let’s Not Rush to Call the HIV Baby Findings a ‘Cure’”. Many are in debate about the breakthrough that was announced this weekend. Researchers are calling the apparent disappearance of HIV in a baby born with the infection a ‘functional cure,’ and the media is hailing the news. This week at the ...

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SBA assistance deadline nears for drought victims

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 1 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 1, 2012. The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following ...

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Cooperative sets new record with $14M patronage payment

RIDGELAND — Southern AgCredit recently returned a record level of net earnings to its customer/owners in Mississippi and Louisiana. This marks the 17th consecutive year of the co-op’s patronage program. Southern AgCredit customers received a check for their portion of the $6.9-million cash patronage, plus a statement detailing their share of a $7.3-million patronage allocation that is eligible for future ...

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Law firm expands footprint in Florida with merger

JACKSON — The law firms of Adams and Reese LLP and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs (VBWR) have merged, growing Adams and Reese to 15 offices nationwide and five offices in the state of Florida. The merger was announced jointly by Adams and Reese managing partner, Charles P. Adams Jr. and VBWR shareholder, Timothy W. Volpe, who will ...

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Personhood to announce new amendment today

JACKSON — Personhood Mississippi will hold a telephone news conference today to announce the filing of a new personhood amendment. The announcement was made in a news release from Personhood USA. The amendment will be filed by a new sponsor and is worded differently than the 2011 personhood amendment, according to the release. The telephonic news conference is slated for ...

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enHance lands nine new members, three renewals

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has accepted nine new members and three renewing members into its enHance program. enHance is a voluntary stewardship program that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to facilities, cities, counties, and other entities who are interested in the program, and applicants can ...

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Grant awarded for storm cleanup; more counties eligible for aid

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI  — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s giving a $2-million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts. In the aftermath of storms that hit Mississippi in February, the ...

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Lawmaker calls governor 'fool,' 'hypocrite' over Medcaid

JACKSON — A Democratic lawmaker said yesterday that Mississippi’s Republican governor is a “fool” and a “hypocrite” for opposing Medicaid expansion. Gov. Phil Bryant has said repeatedly during the past year that Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation, can’t afford to add up to 300,000 people to the more than 640,000 who are already on the federal-state ...

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New gun permit information bill signed into law

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 485 yesterday, and it became law immediately. Legislators pushing the bill said they were responding to a New York newspaper’s decision earlier this year to publish names and addresses of local ...

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