Posts Tagged ‘finance’

Mississippi riddle: why do tax collections belie drop in employment?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi is one of 28 states whose employment numbers in the 25-54 age group — the prime earning years — were lower in 2014 in terms of percentages, five years after the end of the national recession, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report. In 2007, 79.9 percent of those in the […] [...]

Banking association ‘hit a home run’ with women’s conference

By LISA MONTI About 150 women attended the 2015 Women in Banking Conference March 24 in Jackson. The third annual conference provided women bankers with information on how to be successful in the financial industry and also was an opportunity for them to network with their peers and talk about career challenges and solutions. “The MBA […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Protect yourself from identity theft

Whether they’re snatching your purse, diving into your dumpster, stealing your mail, or hacking into your computer, there are bad people out there. Who are they? Identity thieves. Identity thieves can empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, open accounts in your name, and purchase furniture, cars, and even homes on the basis […] [...]

With S&P suit settled, Mississippi set to take on Moody’s over flawed investment ratings

by Published: March 6,2015

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Jim Hood, Mississippi, Moody's, NEWS, S&P

By TED CARTER A recent big-dollar settlement with Standard & Poor’s over misleading ratings put on sub-prime mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial collapse has cleared the way for Mississippi and Connecticut to resume a similar case against Moody’s Ratings Service. The two states put their action against Moody’s on hold during settlement negotiations with S&P […] [...]

Mississippi lawmakers working on early version of budget

by Published: February 18,2015

Tags: budget, Business, finance, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are working on early proposals to fund state government during the year that begins July 1. The House passed several budget bills Wednesday, including one that would add about $106 million to schools. The proposed education budget includes about $40 million to give pay raises to teachers. It would put tens […] [...]

MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE — Mississippi bankers see increase in young homebuyers

By BECKY GILLETTE With rent going up in many areas, and employment rising as the economy improves, home buying is beginning to improve in some areas of the state. “Lower rates are improving housing affordability relative to rents, and many of the recent applicants think this is a good time to buy,” said Scott Dickey, […] [...]

Miss. House members reject state balanced budget amendment

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: baking, Business, finance, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi voters may not get a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced state budget. The Mississippi House voted 75-44 on Tuesday, with a majority in favor of House Constitutional Resolution 22. But the measure failed because it didn’t reach the required two-thirds vote of the House. There’s a chance […] [...]

HUNTER ARNOLD: Mississippi, Gulf Coast states focus on global business markets

It is true that, as technology becomes more advanced, the world is getting smaller. Markets are becoming truly global. So you will be happy to know that both Mississippi and Louisiana each have organizations focused on promoting our products to the global marketplace. Each of these states has World Trade Center organizations, which are non-profits […] [...]

Investors in Northbrook complex say Ridgeland targeting its own collateral for demolition

Investors who bought $7.9 million in bonds the City of Ridgeland issued to fix up the Northbrook apartment complex say they face the prospect Ridgeland will force demolition of the very buildings the City used to secure the debt. The investors, CAP IV Ridgeland LLC, hope a pledge they say the City made not to […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: lt’s time to get a handle on your budget

by Published: January 20,2015

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi, NEWS

Do you often wonder about where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you’re never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help you keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals. Here’s a few first of the year […] [...]

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