Archive | March 21st, 2012

State’s $75M loan promise positions Virdia for biofuel site search

March 21, 2012

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With the promise of a $75 million loan from the Mississippi Development Authority in hand, Redwood City, Calif.-based Virdia is ready to begin scouting for a site to convert the state’s soft pine into sugars for biofuel makers. The one certainty about the plant’s location is that it will be near an ample supply of […]

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VIDEO: T. Boone Pickens, Gov. Bryant team up on state energy plan

March 21, 2012

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Energy financier and natural gas advocate T. Boone Pickens joined Gov. Phil Bryant and other utility and business leaders Wednesday to unveil a statewide energy policy for Mississippi. “While we wait for Washington and Congress to act, leadership is emerging at the state level, and this week, Mississippi, under the leadership of Gov. Phil Bryant, […]

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The mild winter: 2012’s economic powerhouse

March 21, 2012

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What has had the biggest influence on business so far in 2012?  One strong contender was the mild winter. The recent weather was given some of the credit for improving the employment situation for January and February in a USA Today report, which said, “The nation’s mild winter has added thousands of jobs this year, […]

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Bounty Consequences: Saint’s Peyton gets 1-year suspension, team loses 2nd round pick

March 21, 2012

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The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year for his involvement in a forbidden “bounty” program, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. According to Schefter, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will be suspended for eight games and fined $500,000. The team will also be fined $500,000 and will lose […]

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