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Comcast Cable agrees to carry SEC Network

by Published: July 18,2014

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According to a statement from the SEC Network, ESPN and Comcast Cable have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets at the start of the SEC college football season. Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Digging into reasons we’re happy, or not

by Published: July 18,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, New Orleans

What makes you happy? What’s likely to make you happy in the future? The answers may seem obvious to you, but Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness will show you that they’re actually anything but. This lively book is not a self-help manual, but a work of psychology written for a popular audience. It’s a book […] [...]

Renovated Jack Binion Steak reopens at Horseshoe Tunica

TUNICA, Mississippi – A renovated and rebranded Jack Binion’s Steak restaurant at Horseshoe Tunica celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. “The design of the new Jack Binion’s Steak, with a large wine bar and lounge opening up to the action of the casino floor, has transformed and enhanced the guest experience at Horseshoe Tunica,” said R. […] [...]

Stennis Center begins engine test project for SLS rocket

Special to the MBJ BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — Engineers on Thursday installed an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, the next step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. The Stennis […] [...]

Butler Snow finalist for International Legal Team of the Year

LONDON – Ridgeland-based Butler Snow has been selected as a finalist for the 2014-2015 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) International Legal Team of the Year. The firm has been nominated the past two years for North American Team of the Year. The winner will be announced at the STEP Private Client Awards on […] [...]

KiOR hires investment bank to explore sale

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Khosla, KIOR, Mississippi

JACKSON, Mississippi — Struggling biofuel maker KiOR, deeply in debt to the state of Mississippi and others, says it has hired an investment bank to try to sell or restructure the company. KiOR, based in Pasadena, Texas, announced it had hired Guggenheim Partners in a Wednesday stock filing. KiOR’s cash level is unclear, but the company […] [...]

BOBBY HARRISON: Wicker’s 2008 Senate race also had sharp ads

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: #mssen, Business, Cochran, GOP, McDaniel, Mississippi, Politics, Tea Party

In the midst of what was thought to be a close election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, Republican Roger Wicker ran radio ads courting the votes of black Mississippians because his opponent, Ronnie Musgrove, was perceived by some as being lukewarm in support of fellow Democrat Barack Obama for president. Of course, what was […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Fight on, Chris McDaniel, fight on!

Heaven help us, this Republican Primary really is ugly and in full view of a nosy nation who long suspected this southern neighbor to be full-blown crazy. As we move forward, let’s consider a variety of realities, because several exist. The prevailing reality is “there is no story here.” Cochran won. McDaniel lost. Democrats voted […] [...]

SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Mississippi students in the top 10, and it is a good thing this time

This summer a teacher and three young men from rural Mississippi traveled to our nation’s Capitol. This was not your ordinary sight-seeing vacation. While they did visit several Smithsonian museums, Capitol Hill and the monuments, they also attended meetings at Morgan Stanley, RKC Investments and FINRA. Nelson Robbins, Wyatt Noris and Trent House, all rising […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: The new minimum wage and our economy

by Published: June 25,2014

Tags: Business, economy, minimum wage, Mississippi, Politics

Imagine you make $7.50 an hour. Imagine your work week is limited so that your employer does not have to share responsibility for your healthcare costs or provide other benefits. Imagine your having to take a second job where you are also paid $7.50 an hour and work less than 30 hours a week. Let’s […] [...]

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