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Nicole Kemp: National transportation manager for Levi Strauss is a committed GOP supporter

At a dinner Nicole Kemp says one of the great things about her job as National Transportation Manager for Levi Strauss is that she “gets to wear jeans every day.”  Hmm — definitely makes sense if you happen to work for the country’s oldest and largest maker of blue jeans. She manages all of the […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: A conversation with Knight Kiplinger

I had an opportunity to visit with Knight Kiplinger recently while he was in town for a Regions Bank event, and our discussion ranged over a broad spectrum of economic and business issues. Kiplinger’s company, based in Washington, was originally founded in 1920, which makes it one of the oldest financial information publishing companies in […] [...]

Pence chooses Medicaid solution over TEA rhetoric

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: Medicaid, Medicaid solution, Mike Pence, TEA Party Caucus

Most real Tea Partiers know of Mike Pence. The uncompromising champion of lower taxes, smaller government and earmark reform, Pence served six terms in Congress, including time as chairman of the hard-core conservative Republican Study Group. He was a member of the TEA Party Caucus, got a 95 percent grade from the Club for Growth […] [...]

Payday lender expects clean bill from regulators

All American Check Cashing owner Michael Gray expects the Mississippi Department of Banking to renew his check cashing store license at the end of this month and close its investigation into illegal payday loan rollovers with no finding of wrongdoing. Gray, in his first public comments since state regulators raided more than a dozen of […] [...]

Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes

Lawyers for payday lender All American Check Cashing and a fired executive of the Madison company are trading accusations of criminal activity. All-American blames the former executive for the hot water it is in with state regulators; the out-of-work executive alleges the company fired him for not participating in illegal activities that included under-the-table payments […] [...]

Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers

» Defaults on contracts and non-payment on grain already delivered are main worries The chapter 12 bankruptcy of a principal of Arkansas’ Turner Grain Co. and accompanying grain contract defaults could cost farmers in the Mississippi Delta “paper” losses of up to $70 million, according to a Greenville lawyer for several grain producers. Separate from […] [...]

Multi-family, health care construction are backbone of mid-range lending

Ben Williams, real estate law specialist and Watkins & Eager managing member, has been hopping the past year helping Mississippi developers put together projects requiring mid-range loans of $5 million to $50 million. But next month? “I’m not prepared to tell you I’ll be busy,” said Williams, who is in his 28th year practicing real […] [...]

Euro Fest car/motorcycle show set for Oct. 3-5

For some attendees as well as entrants, an automobile and motorcycle show featuring the finest rides from European manufacturers is simply outside their budget. Then, there’s the Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show. To be held Oct. 3-5 at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, the sixth-annual Renaissance Euro Fest is free […] [...]

Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: Business, film, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

RIDGELAND — Mad Genius Inc. and Eyevox Entertainment, LLC owner Rick Moore has acquired Mississippi Film Studios in Canton. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move promises to continue the momentum Mississippi has made toward becoming a national player in the film industry. “This is the most significant announcement for the film industry […] [...]

C Spire, Blast Motion partner to offer motion-technology products

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: athletics, Business, entertainment, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, sports, technology

C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a pioneering new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast […] [...]

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