Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

GOP titans clash in Mississippi’s Senate race

by Associated Press 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 For the MBJ 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

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2011

Tags: convenience stores, law, municipal government, retail, security, security guards, stores, Washington

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 […] [...]

Delta housing lawsuit settlement reached

GREENVILLE — A lawsuit challenging rent increases at apartments owned by the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has been settled. The case was to go to trial in August in federal court in Greenville. Mississippi Center for Justice, which represented the tenants, tells the Delta Democrat Times that the settlement terms are confidential. The lawsuit […] [...]

H1N1 flu guide available to the public

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 21,2009

Tags: H1N1 flu, SBA, swine flu, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington

WASHINGTON — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Karen Mills and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announce the availability of a preparedness guide designed to assist small businesses in planning for the possibility of an H1N1 flu outbreak this fall. [...]

Mississippi still has a ways to go on internet speed

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 31,2009

Tags: Internet, Washington

WASHINGTON — New research indicates that between 2007 and 2009, the average download Internet speed in the United States has increased by only 1.6 megabits per second (mbps), from 3.5 mbps in 2007 to 5.1 mbps in 2009. And, Mississippi ranks last in connectivity speed in the U.S. The Speed Matters Speed Test, a project […] [...]

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