Archive | June 26th, 2013

Redevelopment Authority gives Jackson convention hotel deal thumbs up

June 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority Wednesday unanimous approved a trade agreement with a Tampa hotel management and development company that wants to build a $60 million convention center hotel here. Robinson Callen Develoment says it is eager to move ahead with the 330-room hotel and wants to break ground within six months. The […]

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WaPo’s Meyerson: When it wants to slum, business still goes to the South

June 26, 2013

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A drop of 3.8 percent in the hourly wages of U.S. workers in the first quarter of 2013 marked the steepest decline since the government began measuring in 1947. Washington Post opinion writer Harold Meyerson takes this wage drop as a sure sign that the so-called economic recovery will continue to be one of higher […]

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Renasant, First M&F shareholders endorse merger

June 26, 2013

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TUPELO, Mississippi — Affirmative shareholder votes Tuesday cleared the way for Renasant to begin a $119 million acquisition of Kosciusko’s First M&F Corp. The acquisition gives the $4.2 billion regional bank based in Tupelo a Central Mississippi presence and increased market shares in the northern part of the state as well as in Tennessee and […]

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