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Report: What is Mississippi’s most unique job?

CHICAGO — In the United States economy, the types of jobs that define entire regions are as diverse as the geographies that shape borders and the people who live within them. Simply put, there are some jobs you can only seem to find in certain places. Using a measurement called location quotient (LQ), CareerBuilder and […] [...]

Teach your child sound economic principles

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, COLUMNS, Millsaps, Mississippi, NEWS

Luckily, there are usually second chances in life. As the leader of the Mississippi Council of Economic Education, I am often asked “what is the most important thing a parent can do as it relates to financial literacy and their children?” My standard response is that you need to teach them the habit of saving […] [...]

With C Spire, Jackson joins other cities set to ride wave of lightning speed into tomorrow

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

Thanks to C Spire’s extensive fiber-optic network, Mississippi may be about to wave goodbye to a long-held reputation for letting things happen in their own sweet time. You likely won’t hear about people doing something in a “Mississippi Minute,” but you will hear about Mississippi being home to some of the fastest broadband speeds on […] [...]

Jackson airport has copies of latest Sports Illustrated

by Published: October 16,2014

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  Hudson News and Gifts has copies of the latest Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Mississippi State University on the cover available for sale to the public. Copies of this week’s magazine and the issue from last week featuring Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both available in the main Hudson News and Gifts store in […] [...]

Grant rejection grounds prospects for Jackson-Orlando service

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Federal transportation officials have dashed for the time being hopes for a restart of direct air service from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Orlando, Florida. The U.S. Department of Transportation left Jackson off a recent list of winners of Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, according to Jackson Municipal Airport Authority spokesman […] [...]

Jackson’s airport raising fees, cutting budget to offset loss of Southwest revenue

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Both airlines and travelers began paying more Oct. 1 to use Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Travelers and visitors must pay 50 cents a day more to park in all but the long-term lot. The garage rate has risen to a maximum of $15.50 a day and the surface rate to $13.50. Meanwhile, air […] [...]

Early detection helps Suzanne Russell celebrate 12 years of being cancer free

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: breast cancer, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Licensed professional counselor Suzanne B. Russell of Jackson is celebrating 12 year as a breast cancer survivor. She’s happy to say there have been no further problems since her bilateral mastectomy on Aug. 15, 2002. A retired teacher who now owns mindCARES counseling services, Russell was age 50, had no family history of breast cancer […] [...]

Global Port Tracker: Import cargo volume could set all-time high this month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge and set a new monthly record in October as the holiday season approaches, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Increasing congestion at the nation’s […] [...]

Secretary of State’s Office launches election text messaging service

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process. “We want our citizens to have access […] [...]

Magazine ranks Bomgar in global Software 500

JACKSON — Bomgar is ranked No. 343 in Software Magazine’s 2014 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, developed for IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized as one of the top 10 companies for […] [...]

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