Posts Tagged ‘money’

BILL CRAWFORD — Covetous politicians, corporations, consumers befoul America

“You shall not covet” says the commandment. But, my observation is that such selfish desires of the body, mind, and soul befoul American culture today. We covet power, money, sex, material things, and undisciplined freedom. defines “covet” as “to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others.” Covetous politicians’ desire […] [...]

Mortgage lending venturing into ‘land where more is unknown than known’

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, money

The new year brought lenders in Mississippi and elsewhere face-to-face with one of the most difficult decisions of their time: Whether to turn the faucet off on home mortgage lending. Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act in 2010 but the early wave of regulatory change is only now arriving. The […] [...]

What now? Task force offers no answers to road/bridge issue

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, money, Politics, transportation

Last week, the Mississippi Senate task force that began work last year charged with coming up with funding alternatives to repair the state’s roads and bridges wrapped up its work without offering any solutions. In the summary of its report, the task force noted that the Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) […] [...]

Legal fees can grow quickly for cities

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: finances, lawyers, Mississippi, money, Ocean Springs, taxes, Tupelo

With attorneys commonly charging $100 to $150 per hour, it can take a big bite out of a city’s finances for legal fees, especially for cities that have been involved in annexation battles. In the 2013 calendar year, the City of Biloxi paid $581,741 to one law firm, Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC. Biloxi […] [...]

Revving at right time? Road, bridge funding efforts gain traction

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: bridges, Louisiana, Mississippi, money, Politics, safety, transportation

Last month, yet another group was in Mississippi raising the issue of the state’s crumbling roads and bridge and a lack of funding to repair them. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization, held a news conference in Jackson, giving some of the same numbers and figures touted by other groups pushing for more road […] [...]

Joint Legislative panel’s $5.86 billion budget leaves 2,000 jobs vacant

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, money, Politics

Who is the big spender here? The tag goes to Gov. Phil Bryant based on his $6.1 billion 2014 spending plan. In fairness to Bryant, Mississippi’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee was aware of an opportunity to undercut the governor and did just that when the Tate Reeves-led panel presented a $5.86 billion budget Tuesday morning. […] [...]

Q3 performance summaries bring good cheer to Mississippi bankers

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, money

Mississippi’s 86 FDIC-insured financial institutions turned profits in a third quarter that brought continued increases in net income, total assets and lending. Some good trends are developing – especially when weighed against the trouble and strife as recently as three years ago, said Odean Busby, chairman and CEO of Magee-based Priority One Bank and chairman […] [...]

Survey: Percentage of Coast families in poverty rising

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The percentage of families living below the poverty line in South Mississippi is on the rise. That’s according to the latest numbers released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In Hancock County, where the numbers from 2007-09 showed 11.6 percent of families were living in poverty and that percentage […] [...]

Big grant — big goal: Funding looks to bring back manufacturing jobs

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, economy, Mississippi, money

The state is looking to recoup manufacturing jobs, and got good news lately with the announcement of the landing of a nearly $2 million federal grant. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the grant to Mississippi State University and partners to fund projects to accelerate job creation and encourage reshoring of advanced manufacturing jobs that […] [...]

Stocks rally after Fed allays stimulus fears

NEW YORK — Stocks broke through record highs in early trading Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is in no hurry to stop supporting the economy. Bernanke said the U.S. economy still needed help because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the Fed’s target. The Fed is currently buying $85 […] [...]

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