Posts Tagged ‘Ted Carter’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Whole Foods is a good buy

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, Ted Carter, Whole Foods

Editor: Ahead of the pending opening of Whole Foods Market in Jackson, Ted Carter wrote in a column that John Mackey, founder and co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods, has put his “ego ahead of shareholders” due to Mackey’s statements in opposition to the Affordable Care Act.    Mr. Carter’s piece had many statements about Mr. Mackey […] [...]

Meeting qualified loan rules may open banks to discrimination scrutiny

by Published: July 26,2013

Tags: banking, finance, Ted Carter

Adhering closely to the new mortgage lending rules of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could get Mississippi banks into hot water with examiners who scrutinize banks’ community reinvestment and fair lending practices. Mortgage lending rules that kick in on Jan. 10 designate mortgages as qualified and not-so-qualified. Issuing qualified mortgages that meet conditions for […] [...]

Doctors, hospitals divided over Medicaid expansion

Associations representing hospital executives and physicians appear to be on opposite sides on whether to greatly enlarge the state’s Medicaid rolls. The Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what it says […] [...]

Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided […] [...]

CB Richard Ellis brings its global network to Jackson

Global commercial real estate firm CB Richard Ellis has set up shop in the metro Jackson market, having recruited a trio of longtime Jackson commercial real estate professionals to join the firm’s Grant Ridgway for the opening of an office at 10 Canebrake in Flowood. The arrival of CB Richard Ellis gives Jackson access to […] [...]

Mississippi job levels fall to an alarming 17-year low

by Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, personal finance, taxes, Ted Carter

Mississippi’s job levels sank to their lowest levels since 1996 last year and ended the year looking slightly worse than 2011, the first quarter Mississippi Economic Outlook reports. The January report from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning was not all gloom, however. Leading indicators such as retail sales, tax collections and housing starts have […] [...]

PERS reverses refusal to release meeting minutes

An agreement by the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi to release minutes of its Oct. 23 meeting has led the Mississippi Business Journal to withdraw a state Ethics Commission complaint it made against PERS. PERS executive director Pat Robertson initially ordered her staff to refuse the release of the minutes until they could be […] [...]

Joint legislative report raises points of contention

by Published: January 18,2013

Tags: PERS, retirement, Ted Carter

A new joint legislative report suggests several state agencies study whether the state can — or should — sweeten incentives used to attract and retain workers. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, or PEER, says the state needs to examine its employee benefit offerings “in preparation for an uncertain future.” With […] [...]

THERE YOU HAVE IT column: Things aren’t cool with cable TV

In my little world, Comcast choked as bad last Monday night as LSU did in getting rolled by Alabama in college football’s national championship showcase. I would loved to have watched the game in the comfort of my living room but Comcast fixed things to make sure I didn’t. My neighbor and his buddies in […] [...]

Press limitations kept the complete Troy Davis story from getting told

by Published: October 2,2011

Tags: MBJ column, Savannah (Ga.), Ted Carter, Troy Davis

Savannah police perp-walked Troy Davis my first day on the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News metro desk back in August 1989. Just named the trigger-man in the shooting death of Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail, the handcuffed young black man wore an illustrated T-shirt promoting “Turtles Records & Tapes,” a local record store. The future business […] [...]

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