Archive | November, 2012

Mississippi economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

November 27, 2012

0 Comments

JACKSON — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. Forecasters discussed their outlook at a Tuesday conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to grow 1.6 percent in 2013, compared to an expansion of […]

Continue reading...

Ridgeland’s Bomgar on list of fastest growing companies

November 27, 2012

0 Comments

For the sixth consecutive year, Ridgeland-based Bomgar is a part of the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a list of the fastest growing companies in North America. Bomgar is ranked No. 439 with a 163 percent growth during 2007-2011. It earned the ranking based on growth and performance in the enterprise remote support market. The […]

Continue reading...

Memphis restaurant caught mislabeling catfish

November 26, 2012

3 Comments

A Memphis television station recently reported that The Dixie Café was selling Vietnamese farmed pangasius labeled as “catfish” and failed to properly identify the fish to consumers. Under federal law, only American channel catfish (ictalurus) may be sold as catfish. The FDA said it only physically inspects between one and two percent of fish imports, […]

Continue reading...

McAlister’s announces sales growth

November 26, 2012

0 Comments

The sweet tea, sandwiches and spuds really are that good. McAlister’s Deli announced today its ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, according to a company statement. Third-quarter same-store sales at company-owned restaurants were up 6.9 percent and franchise restaurants were up 7 percent. According to a McAlister’s  spokeswoman, the growth is attributed to, […]

Continue reading...

Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

November 26, 2012

1 Comment

In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, […]

Continue reading...

Corps cuts flow on Missouri River, move likely to impact Mississippi River

November 23, 2012

0 Comments

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks. Monique Farmer of the corps office in Omaha, Neb., confirmed Friday that reduction of outflow from the Gavins […]

Continue reading...

LCD price-fixing case goes back to federal court

November 23, 2012

0 Comments

A Mississippi federal court will hear Mississippi’s lawsuit that alleges price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that sent the case to a state court. “Nothing we have said denies the State of Mississippi the right to proceed with […]

Continue reading...

Zombies? Civil War? What the heck, it’s just business

November 21, 2012

0 Comments

A new nation created in rebellion to the reelection of President Obama and hordes of zombies stalking the land like holiday shoppers in a mall parking lot  on Black Friday. Both scenarios gave a boost to firearms and gun accessory sales at Dwayne Ems’ booth last weekend at the Capital City Gun Show in Jackson. […]

Continue reading...

Education votes in Georgia, California just might reflect Mississippi views

November 21, 2012

0 Comments

The results of voting on a pair of education-related issues in Georgia and California Nov. 6 could give Mississippi’s elected leaders an idea of how voters in The Magnolia State may be evolving in their views on charter schools and overall funding for education. Georgia voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing the state to […]

Continue reading...

The worst 25 passwords and online shopping risks

November 20, 2012

0 Comments

While stores will be packed this weekend with holiday shoppers looking for Black Friday bargains, another group of shoppers will be sitting at home – safely and comfortably looking for Christmas bargains. But home-shopping isn’t risk-free. High-tech “phishers” are also trolling the Internet, looking for account data and personal information of unsuspecting computer-users all across […]

Continue reading...