Archive | May 31st, 2012

Fed OKs Cadence’s $250 million purchase of Houston’s Encore

May 31, 2012

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Remember Cadence, the little regional bank company in Starkville? It’s all grown up now after last year buying an Alabama regional banking company more than twice its size and continuing its growth spurt with Thursday’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ approval of the acquisition of Encore Banshares, a $1.6 billion Houston bank. Acquiring Encore is […]

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Calls for BancorpSouth account info are scams, attorney general warns

May 31, 2012

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  Scammers are trying to pry bank account information from Mississippians by advising they need to provide account details to help correct problems with their Bancorp South cards, Attorney General Jim Hood warns. Victims may receive a call on either their home phone or cell phones alerting them “there is a problem with their Bancorp […]

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STODDER: Blooming interest in Pinterest

May 31, 2012

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Once belittled as an insubstantial electronic scrapbook with narrow appeal, the 2-year-old website Pinterest is maturing into a marketing monster. Visits to the site have increased more than 4,000 percent in less than a year, vaulting it to the No. 3 spot in social-media popularity behind only Facebook and Twitter. Some big-name retailers are taking […]

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