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Cut loose by Allstate, homeowners likely to find coverage elsewhere

by Ted Carter Published: May 2,2011

Tags: Add new tag, Allstate, homeowners, insurance, Katrina

With hurricane season’s official start less than a month away, 5,000 Mississippi homeowners face the prospect of losing their Allstate home insurance coverage. But state polices adopted after Katrina in 2005 should go a long way toward ensuring the homeowners can find policies elsewhere, say Professor Larry Cox of the University of Mississippi and Matt […] [...]


by Tacy Rayburn Published: February 4,2011

Tags: Add new tag, bill, David Baria, insurance, liability, nursing homes, senate bill

Two senate bills that would have required nursing homes in Mississippi to carry a minimum amount of $500,000 in liability insurance died at the committee deadline last week. Senate Bill 2062 was double-referred to the Senate Insurance Committee and to the Public Health and Welfare Committee. SB 2248 went to Public Health and Welfare and […] [...]

Cruisin’, catfish and Elvis

Mississippi has a wealth of festivals in every nook and cranny of the state. But, do these myriad festivals which showcase our history, culture, heritage and people bring any wealth to the communities that host them? There seems to be no central clearing house tracking the economic impact of festivals. Dr. Bob Neal, senior economist […] [...]

Cartoons – January 10, 2011

by For the MBJ Published: January 9,2011

Tags: Add new tag, Beeler, cagle, CARTOONS, Nobile


Stocks mixed, Treasury yields drop after jobs data

by Associated Press Published: October 6,2010

Tags: Add new tag, Federal Reserve, stock market

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are trading in a tight range after a disappointing report on the jobs market is renewing concern about the health of the economy. But traders also see the report as adding to the likelihood the Federal Reserve will take action to further stimulate the economy. Such a move by the […] [...]

What have we gotten for our stimulus dollars?

by Nash Nunnery Published: May 3,2010

Tags: Add new tag, Construction Mississippi, MBJ, stimulus

It has been over a year since the debut of the Obama administration’s $787-billion stimulus program. More than $36 billion in stimulus money has been spent so far on highways, bridges and transit systems. So what have Americans gotten for their money? Not enough, according to contractors and representatives in the construction industry.  Though the […] [...]

Jungsvig conquers U.S.

by Wally Northway Published: April 25,2010

Tags: Add new tag, Danish clean energy, Iceland, Michael Jungsvig, SolarVenti A/S, volcano

In his shirt sleeves and a pair of jeans, Michael Jungsvig looked comfortable and relaxed on a picture-perfect spring day in Gluckstadt. Every question brought a smile and an easy answer, a seemingly amazing feat considering he was stranded a half-world-away from home with little certainty when he could return. Obviously, conquering the United States […] [...]

Oil rig sinks, major spill possible

by Associated Press Published: April 22,2010

Tags: accident, Add new tag, energy, environment, explosion, offshore drilling, oil and gas, oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing survived. The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, which burned […] [...]

Jackson hospitals: UMMC should not be exempt from Certificate of Need law

by Amy McCullough Published: April 18,2010

Tags: Add new tag, certificate of need, CON, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Seven Jackson area hospitals are urging the attorney general to withdraw its February opinion exempting University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) from state Certificate of Need (CON) law. CON approval is required for the purchase of major medical equipment and hospital expansions.  The CON process is designed to help ensure the economic stability of community […] [...]

Senators concerned over healthcare reform report

by Wally Northway Published: December 14,2009

Tags: Add new tag, federal government, healthcare, healthcare benefits, healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said serious concerns are raised about the Senate healthcare reform bill in a new independent analysis that indicates the legislation would fail to contain healthcare costs and could result in healthcare shortages for many Americans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office […] [...]

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