Archive | July, 2012

Attorney general creates foreclosure prevention group

July 16, 2012

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Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the creation of the  “Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium” to assist homeowners who are struggling as a result of the foreclosure crisis. “The consortium was created through funding from the National Mortgage Settlement that was entered into earlier this year with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers,” the General Hood’s office. […]

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State insurance chief disputes report he’s putting Exchange on hold

July 13, 2012

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Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is puzzled by a story in another newspaper Friday reporting that he will wait until after the November elections to do further work on a state health insurance exchange for individuals and businesses as part of the Affordable Care Act. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding […]

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Roe v. Wade v. Fondren

July 11, 2012

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Rooster’s owner Nathan Glenn says he runs a family restaurant and is aggravated that his customers have to stare at pictures of dead babies every time they bite into a hamburger. “Their signs are pointed directly at us,” Glenn said, referring to the frequent protesters that picket across the street at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

July 11, 2012

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JACKSON — A federal judge on Wednesday decided to continue to block a state law that threatened to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that […]

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CNBC survey keeps Mississippi in bottom 5 for ‘Top States for Business’

July 11, 2012

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Mississippi climbed up one spot in an annual “Top States for Business” ratings by business news television network CNBC this week, but stayed in the bottom five with a designation as the nation’s 46th-ranked state for business. Texas claimed the top spot from previous Number One Virginia, which fell to a third place ranking. With […]

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MBJ readers vote overwhelmingly against rate increase for Mississippi Power Company

July 11, 2012

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Mississippi Business Journal readers, so far, are overwhelmingly against Mississippi Power Company being awarded a rate increase which would help pay for the Kemper County coal plant. Mississippi Power is appealing to the Mississippi Supreme Court the Public Service Commission’s decision not to act on rate increase requests until the litigation surrounding the facility is […]

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Ole Miss hosts July 12 economic forum

July 10, 2012

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Representatives from the White House Business Council, the Delta Regional Authority, the White House Rural Council, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Rural Economic Forum at the University of Mississippi on July 12.   The forum will discuss the Obama administration’s economic policies especially those geared towards entrepreneurs […]

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Jackson airport adds non-stop flight to Chicago’s O’Hare

July 10, 2012

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JACKSON — The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (“JMAA”) and United Airlines announce new daily, nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (“ORD”) beginning November 4, 2012. United offers the United Express service using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft. “JMAA and United Airlines have been working together to link Jackson to the nation and the world,” said […]

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Genesis Energy expanding at Natchez port with oil sands operation

July 9, 2012

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  Genesis Energy says it is expanding the company’s Port of Natchez terminal to handle bitumen, a product mined from Canadian oil sands. The expansion will create 20 new jobs in Adams County, the company said. Steve Nathanson, COO of Genesis Energy, said the expansion will help facilitate the safe and efficient transportation of North […]

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Clinton, Barbour praise GreenTech

July 9, 2012

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Former president Bill Clinton joined former governor Haley Barbour last week in Horn Lake to launch a new automotive plant operated by GreenTech Automotive, a U.S.-based manufacturer of “environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles” including MyCar, a two-seat, all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions and provides a range of up to 115 miles. “Too many people have […]

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