Archive | February 5th, 2013

Feds, states join Miss. in suing S&P over suspect mortgage bond ratings

February 5, 2013

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has ample company in a fight to force Standard and Poor’s to give up hundreds of millions it made in profits in exchange for suspect ratings of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis of 2008. In essence, enforcement actions filed Tuesday by the states and U.S. Justice Department accuse […]

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UM law school to offer first-in-nation LL.M in Air & Space law

February 5, 2013

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The University of Mississippi School of Law will launch the nation’s first LL.M. in Air and Space Law in the fall, with the degree program being available both on campus and online and as a full-time or part-time program. Once it receives the necessary approvals, including the American Bar Association acquiescence – expected this month […]

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With fewer guns to buy, Mississippi sees big drop in background checks

February 5, 2013

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Gun sales slowed in Mississippi in January based on federal background checks, though sellers say the decline is more a symptom of short supplies of firearms rather than waning demand. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama saw the largest declines in background checks from December to January, by about one-third. Nationwide, […]

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AgFax media recognized at Tri-State Soybean Forum

February 5, 2013

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  AgFax Media partners, Owen Taylor and Debra Ferguson, were recently recognized with an award for their service as agricultural journalists at the 57th Annual Tri-State Soybean Forum held in Stoneville, Mississippi. The annual meeting is attended by farmers from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Both Taylor and Ferguson are native Mississippians. Taylor was born and […]

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