Posts Tagged ‘COST’

Feds joining lawsuit against ex-nursing home operator

by Associated Press Published: December 11,2012

Tags: abuse, assisted living, bench, COST, court, crime, criminal, elderly, fund, investigate, investigators, judge, lawsuit, nursing home

LUMBERTON  — Federal officials are joining a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a former south Mississippi nursing home operator withheld care to pad profits. The suit, originally filed by Academy Health Center, accuses the former operator of a Lumberton nursing home of claiming money from Medicare and Medicaid for services that he didn’t provide or for services […] [...]

Utility’s earnings take big hit during third quarter

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reported third quarter 2012 as-reported earnings of $337.1 million, or $1.89 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, for third quarter 2011. On an operational basis, Entergy’s third quarter 2012 earnings were $347.7 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, in […] [...]

Board puts universities’ fee request on hold

by Associated Press Published: October 18,2012

Tags: appropriation, budget, construcution, COST, funding, higher education, renovation, school, university

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — The College Board stalled discussion of a $50-a-semester building fee on full-time students at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, with members saying they want a committee to consider it. However, it appears the proposal will return, possibly as early as next month. The proposed fee was up for […] [...]

Consumers could be in line for e-books settlement

by Associated Press Published: October 18,2012

Tags: book, COST, e-books, law, legal, price, publication, publisher, settlement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Officials say they’re sending out notices to Mississippi residents who might have overpaid for e-books and are eligible for a share of a nationwide settlement. Attorney General Jim Hood says the state is getting $407,823 of the $69 million settlement with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Shuster. Officials say the money […] [...]

Supervisors agree to absorb some of employees’ premiums

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: benefits, board, COST, county government, deductible, employee, health insurance, insurance, premium, supervisor, worker

JACKSON — Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved Oct. 4 with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance. The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to […] [...]

University reports energy-savings will net more than $1M

by MBJ Staff Published: October 15,2012

Tags: COST, enenrgy, gas, higher education, power, public, savings, university, utility, water

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women has reduced its energy use by 22 percent with an estimated cost avoidance of $1,024,200 over the past six years, according to the university. Lighting retrofits in Welty Hall, Hogarth Dining Center, Pohl Gymnasium and Stark Recreation Center, the replacement of two older chillers and tighter control of building […] [...]

Lawmakers to take hard look at saving money on prisons

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they want to examine sentencing, parole and corrections practices to see if the state can find ways to save money on prisons. Two state House committees — Corrections and Judiciary B — met jointly yesterday to hear from judges, prosecutors, the Parole Board chairman and the corrections commissioner. “We’re going […] [...]

FNC: Appraisal Score makes history with patent

OXFORD — FNC Inc.’s Appraisal Score has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,244,563), making it the first patented appraisal review tool, according to the technology company. “Critics of the American appraisal process say the process is broken and they’re looking to new government regulations to fix the problem. But we’ve already developed the […] [...]

Federal appeals panel to weigh LCD price-fixing lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals panel will decide whether a Mississippi or federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit alleging price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument in New Orleans for Oct. 5. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood […] [...]

Entergy: Isaac’s costs run $400M-$500M

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has released an update on preliminary financial effects, liquidity resources and recovery initiatives after Hurricane Isaac. Total restoration costs for the repair and/or replacement of the electrical facilities in areas with damage from Isaac are estimated to be in the range of $400 million-$500 million. Each utility company is responsible […] [...]

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