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MSU Index: Mississippi consumer confidence continues rise

January 13, 2011

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STARKVILLE – Unemployment is still near double digits in the Magnolia State and most consumers are yet to get their credit card tallies for holiday spending. But Mississippians were upbeat as the year ended, the latest Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment shows. The index for the fourth quarter of 2010 shows consumer confidence continues to […]

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Watching only: Bankers monitoring but staying out of payday lending law debate

January 13, 2011

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By Ted Carter The Mississippi Bankers Association is staying out of the tussle going on at the Capitol over renewal of the state’s payday-lending law. No upside to entering a fray in which you have little or no stakes, says Mac Deaver, association president. While the MBA does not have a position on whether to […]

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