Archive | May 1st, 2012

Workers’ comp reforms headed to governor for signing

May 1, 2012

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Workers’ compensation legislation seen as a victory for business and a setback for workers’ rights passed the Mississippi Legislature Monday. The bill sponsored by Sen. Will Longwitz (R – Madison) is touted as encouraging economic growth, creating safer workplaces and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice. Longwitz said the reforms are designed to return […]

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Opinion: Economic development can be a dirty word

May 1, 2012

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In the wake of the Mississippi Business Journal story this week that Mississippi and 28 other states are making no effort to determine the true returns their states are gaining from tax incentives granted businesses in exchange for promises of jobs and capital investments, it’s important to remember if you google “economic development benefits,” you’ll […]

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STODDER: iPad spurs disruption in point-of-sale payment industry

May 1, 2012

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Apple created and marketed the iPad mobile tablet as a media player for the family, and it is that. But its versatility, coupled with the imaginations of its users, has launched mini-revolutions within some business sectors, as entrepreneurs discover the iPad is a readymade platform for cloud computing. An illustration: App-makers and entrepreneurs are taking […]

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Bryant picks retired banker Jerry Wilson as new banking commissioner

May 1, 2012

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Retired banker Jerry Wilson of Columbus has been chosen by Gov. Phil Bryant to become Mississippi’s next banking commissioner. Wilson must be confirmed by the state Senate. He would serve a four-year term beginning July 1 as the head of the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. The department regulates state-chartered banks, thrifts and credit […]

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Sears shutting down Metrocenter store May 6

May 1, 2012

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Sears will end its presence as a full-line retailer in Jackson May 6 with the closing of its 240,000 square-foot Metrocenter Mall store. Liquidation of merchandise has been under way for several weeks and will end |Sunday, a spokeswoman for the national retailer said Monday. The closing leaves Sears’ with only a handful of small […]

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Security solutions for your data center

May 1, 2012

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As cloud computing continues to grow, companies large and small will be looking for data centers to help manage their network’s cyber footprint. MBJ video journalist Stephen McDill talks with Todd Gooden with The Solutions Team in Richland to learn more about cloud computing and data center security. Gooden: When we designed the Solution Center […]

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