Archive | January 5th, 2012

MEC hosts ‘A Capital Day’ for business community

January 5, 2012

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Speakers address energy, education and health JACKSON – Members of the business community gathered at the Marriott hotel in Jackson today to hear Gov.-elect Phil Bryant’s agenda for economic development and the details of Blueprint Mississippi, a report on improving the state’s economic health that is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and other […]

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Foreclosures down in Jackson for October, up statewide

January 5, 2012

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Foreclosure rates in Jackson decreased in October from the same period last year, according to new data from CoreLogic. Statewide, however, foreclosures rates rose from 2.38 percent in October 2010 to 2.57 percent in October last year,California real estate research firm CoreLogic reported. CoreLogic said the rate of Jackson area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans […]

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Most loan categories show drop in tardiness

January 5, 2012

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Consumer delinquencies fell in seven of 11 loan categories in the third quarter of 2011, with two categories – bank cards and home equity lines of credit – holding virtually steady, the American Bankers Association reports. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end installment loan categories, fell 29 basis points to 2.59 percent […]

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Is Barksdale’s lack of economic development a concern?

January 5, 2012

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There were many names in the rumor mill as possible candidates for the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Jim Barksdale was not one of them. However, Gov.-elect Phil Bryant yesterday announced Barksdale as his choice as interim MDA director. Barksdale would succeed Leland Speed, who has also been serving in an interim […]

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