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What you and the airlines pay

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: air fares, airports, Business, Mississippi, transportation

Here’s a rundown on fees charged airlines and passenger at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport: Jackson Evers’s landing fees for commercial aircraft are assessed at $2.71 per 1,000 pounds of landed aircraft weight, according to the Airport Authority. Rental for ticket counters, administrative office spaces, boarding area/gate or passenger lounges is $77.89 a square […] [...]

For best air fares, learn the yield management game

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: air fares, airport, Business, Mississippi

The Wall Street Journal in a 2011 article likened the pricing of airline tickets to a rug bazaar where the airlines try to get as much as they can out of each passenger. But the passenger can bring some savvy to the bargaining as well, says Glenn McGehee, who learned the airline ticket buying trade […] [...]

Jackson air fares among most expensive in the nation

» Fitch forecast for Southwest departure to increase costs for airlines and passengers looking accurate Passengers at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport may already be feeling a fare pinch from the regional airport’s loss of discount carrier Southwest Airlines. First quarter figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show average […] [...]

AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge to gauge resources in Oxford area

A new entrepreneur’s competition has launched in Oxford that offers something a little different from similar programs. Winning competitors, in addition to the usual coach/mentoring services and other perks, will vie for attractive cash prizes. However, the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge — representing a partnership between the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and Plano, Texas-based AdvoCare […] [...]

MBA TURNS 125 — Regulation, technology driving consolidation

As the Mississippi Bankers Association celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the number of banks in the states has decreased from about 165 to fewer than 100 in the past 30 years, and the spiraling growth of bank regulation could possibly reduce that number even farther. Freddie Bagley, chairman of Community Bancshares Inc., of Brandon […] [...]

Trustmark’s military internship program helps military veterans make transitions

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, Mississippi, Trustmark Bank

Trustmark Bank is recruiting heroes for its military internship program. The bank recognizes the desirable work traits of those who have served in the armed forces and honors their commitment to service. “We are proud to express our gratitude and exercise our commitment to military service by offering professional assistance to former and current military […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Retirement age decision becomes more difficult

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: Business, Greenville, Ike Trotter, JACKSON, Mississippi

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE to claim Social Security retirement benefits at the earliest possible age of 62, rather than waiting until their full retirement age (66 to 67 for anyone born in 1943 or later) when doing so would reduce their monthly benefit by as much as 30 percent? Well, there actually are many reasons, […] [...]

Jackson native Brad Edwards signs new 3-year contract with ESPN

College football’s Bowl Championship Series was retired following the 2013 season, but ESPN’s BCS expert will continue to offer commentary on the sport this fall — in a revamped role. Jackson native Brad Edwards has signed a new three-year contract with ESPN and said this week that he will continue to fill a variety of […] [...]

Lawmakers write letter to SEC chair over Stanford Ponzi scheme ruling

WASHINGTON — Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., have written a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White to appeal a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Lawmakers await feds’ move to repair payday lending flaws

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: All American Check Cashing, Business, Madison, Mississippi

The chairs of Mississippi’s legislative committees with jurisdiction over payday loans concede the state’s 2012 Check Cashing Act may need some repairs. But with the federal government set to take control of payday lending rules, doing the fixes now could be a waste of time, they say. “I’m waiting to see what they do,” said […] [...]

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