Posts Tagged ‘Ted Carter’

Q&A John Allison, MS Banking Commission

Health concerns faced by John Allison and his wife have led Allison to announce he will leave his post as Mississippi Banking commissioner Sept. 30. MBJ-TV recently caught up with the state’s chief banking regulator for a look back at his forty year tenure. [...]

Visit Florida — where 6-Gun Territory is not a theme park

by Published: August 7,2011

Tags: Garden & Gun, MBJ column, Parks & Gun, Ted Carter

Something for which to be grateful: Mississippi has Garden&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for magazine excellence). My home state of Florida, on the other hand, has Parks&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for stupidity). I left the Sunshine State just after its passage of a “bring your guns […] [...]

Courage, ethics beyond the gator skinners

by Published: May 15,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, Ted Carter

I can’t sufficiently express the degree of my respect for reporters who toil in places like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and — closer to home —  Mexico. They are laying it down, folks, so we will have a better idea of what is occurring and why in their strife-torn parts of the globe. I laid […] [...]

Next generation entrepreneurs set out to finish in the money

by Published: April 24,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, Ted Carter

It’s spring, so what better time for a young man and a young woman’s fancy to turn to — creating a business plan? Sorry, Alfred Lord Tennyson. These Mississippi youngsters can turn their fancies to love later on. For now, they’ve got business to tend to. State finals in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s business plan […] [...]

Swoope to sell a diminished Florida

by Published: March 20,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, Ted Carter

As the president-designate of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope is venturing into a two-decade-old experiment that is facing its biggest challenge yet in surviving as a public-private endeavor. A new governor wants to resurrect the agency Enterprise Florida replaced — the Department of Commerce, though Swoope is designated to run that, as well. The department, of […] [...]

Words to remember the shuttle program by: We were lucky

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, NASA, Ted Carter

The highlights of a new NASA internal safety study are sobering, but hardly breaking news to the Cape workers who begin occupying the bar stools at Neeka’s in Titusville by six every morning. They go there for a beer and a shot as they come off the midnight shift at Kennedy Space Center 15 miles […] [...]

Carter joins MBJ editorial team

by Published: October 3,2010

Tags: Mississippi Business Journal, Ted Carter

Veteran journalist to cover banking, finance and real estate The Mississippi Business Journal has expanded its newsroom, adding veteran journalist Ted Carter as staff writer. Carter begins this week, and will cover banking and finance, real estate (commercial and residential), accounting and Main Street/economic development. “Over the past couple of months, Ted has served as […] [...]

Overhaul does have supporters

by Published: August 15,2010

Tags: federal banking reform, Ted Carter

Recently passed federal banking reform has the potential to lock low- and moderate-income Mississippians out of credit opportunities and other financial services.  Or maybe not. Mississippi’s banking commissioner, bankers and banking analysts see a curtailing of credit and other banking opportunities as an unintended consequence of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection […] [...]

New regs put bankers ‘in the crosshairs’

by Published: August 15,2010

Tags: banking and finance, Ted Carter

Regulatory concerns replacing instincts a real worry Oceanside hotel rooms are not the only empty spaces on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. The offices in which Chevis Swetman’s loan officers do their business are not anywhere as filled as the long time head of People’s Bank would like to see them. He’s got money to lend to […] [...]

Making it hard on the little guys

by Published: August 8,2010

Tags: analysis, banking, Ted Carter

Remember when your big brothers acted up in the backseat on a long car trip and your aggravated dad reached back and gave innocent you the back of his hand? That’s the kind of pointless persecution a lot of U.S. bankers are feeling at the moment, says Peter E. Garuccio, a lawyer and vice president […] [...]

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