Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Ole Miss rated best tailgate spot in the nation

Before football games at Ole Miss, one of the best parties in the South is held on 10 grassy acres shaded by dozens of hulking oak trees in the middle of campus. Under canvass tents, women in dresses and high-heeled shoes mingle with men wearing pressed khakis and starched dress shirts. The buffet tables are […] [...]

State study concludes minimum wage hike could clobber job market, slow economic growth

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, jobs, Mississippi, Washington

Putting significantly more money into the pockets of Mississippi’s lowest paid workers through a minimum  wage increase to $10.10 an hour could actually deal a hard blow to the state’s jobs picture, personnel income levels and a key indicator of economic health, Gross Domestic Product. So says a report by the University Research Center of […] [...]

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GOP titans clash in Mississippi’s Senate race

by Published: March 19,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Politics, Senate, Washington

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel’s barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family’s political machine. While Cochran has the […] [...]

Stocks move higher as US job market improves

by Published: March 6,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, stocks, Wall Street, Washington

NEW YORK — Stocks moved higher in midday trading Thursday after the government reported that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in three months. Staples plunged 15 percent after the company said it was closing 10 percent of its stores as more people shop online. KEEPING […] [...]

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

WASHINGTON — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor’s degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage […] [...]

Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the […] [...]

Mississippi included in Michael Foods egg recall list

MINNETONKA, Minn. — A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination. Michael Foods, of Minnetonka, is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states. The eggs carry six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, […] [...]

Feds assess sites for renewable energy potential

Determining the potential of former landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites around the country to host solar panels and other renewable energy projects is the focus of a new assessment federal researchers announced Friday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado plan to spend the next year to 18 months […] [...]

Officials second-guess store security law

JACKSON — Some Jackson officials are questioning whether a new city law on convenience store security is enforceable, and some store owners say the law will unreasonably increase their costs of doing business. The city council voted last month to require each 24-hour convenience store to have a security guard on duty from midnight to […] [...]

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