TUNICA — The Tunica Arena and Expo Center is hosting a large-scale horse show for three years, starting in 2013. The facility’s manager, Rebecca Fyfe, says the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show will last two weeks each summer through 2015, giving a boost to the local economy. The World Championship Horse Show is [...]
Archive | June 5th, 2012
Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne Hill [...]
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large [...]
OXFORD — AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has reaffirmed the standing of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration and Patterson School of Accountancy as being among the world’s best. Both schools were reaccredited by AACSB for another cycle. For this academic year, 56 schools maintained their accreditation in [...]
Verizon Communications Inc., one of the country’s largest wireless carriers, says it will lay off more than 1,700 employees through a buyout plan. The company is struggling with its declining traditional telephone business. Read more here.
Home Prices in Jackson Increase CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), today released its April Home Price Index (HPI) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 1.1 percent in April 2012 compared to April 2011. This was the second consecutive year-over-year increase this year, and the first time two consecutive increases have [...]