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Vietnamese catfish hit with U.S. tariffs in antidumping move

Catfish producers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South notched a key victory last week with a Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam. The Commerce Department ruling marks a reversal of several years of refusing to place tariffs on government-subsidized Vietnamese pangasius catfish imported to the United States and sold at prices well ...

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Wilson Premier Hyundai is newest arrival on metro Jackson’s ‘auto row’

Wilson Premier Hyundai — the latest addition to metro Jackson’s  “auto-row” on Interstate-55 North – celebrates its Madison County location with a grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Situated on Interstate 55 North in Ridgeland, Premier Hyundai is joining 12 other dealerships along 4.8-mile stretch between Jaguar of Jackson to the south to Patty Peck Honda to the north, said ...

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Arkansas option gains steam as states look for Medicaid expansion alternatives

Three weeks ago, when Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting, he made a trip to Health and Human Services. Beebe had an unusual Obamacare proposal. The Arkansas legislature did not want to expand Medicaid for those under 133 percent of the federal poverty line, an option under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, it ...

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Senator wants ‘Cruise Ship Bill of Rights’

  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York wants to command the high seas with a “Cruise Ship Bill of Rights” that would force the cruise ship industry to adopt a plan that would “guarantee sanitary conditions, backup power and medical staff in case of emergencies. Schumer’s plan was revealed after at least three incidents involving Carnival Cruise Lines in ...

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MUW launching new global commerce master's degree

COLUMBUS — This summer Mississippi University for Women will launch its master of science in global commerce program, which will be delivered completely online. Its purpose is to prepare graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region. Dr. Scott Tollison, dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies, said this ...

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Association report: Rolling out lager is big business

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new economic impact report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) titled America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies. The report, produced by Dr. Bill Latham and Dr. Ken Lewis of the ...

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TEC to celebrate new presence in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — TEC will hold a ribbon-cutting and an open house this week commemorating the grand opening of TEC in Hattiesburg. The celebration will be held March 21 at the new location of TEC at 32 Millbranch Road, Suite 30, in Hattiesburg. “We’re excited to be an active member of the Hattiesburg community,” said Joey F. Garner, TEC executive vice ...

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Cochran supporting Commerce's decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce had completed its latest antidumping ...

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Specialty crop grants available through Ag Department

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is now accepting proposals for Mississippi’s FY 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to solely enhance the competitiveness of Mississippi’s specialty crop industry. Projects funded through the program must address at least one of the following priority areas — research, education/training/technical assistance, promotion/marketing or food ...

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Mayoral candidate's appeal denied due to felony

VICKSBURG — David Day’s name has been restored to the ballot for mayor by the Vicksburg Municipal Democratic Executive Committee. The Vicksburg Post reports the committee denied the appeal of Lester R. Smith and put off a decision on Linda Fondren’s appeal. The committee earlier had removed all three names from the Vicksburg mayoral primary ballot. Party primaries take place ...

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