Archive | December, 2013

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

December 23, 2013

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The Associated Press DE KALB, Miss. — America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is […]

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Brister leaving Polymer Institute; Thompson filling in

December 23, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during […]

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Target offering store cardholders credit monitoring after security breach

December 22, 2013

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Target is offering free credit monitoring services for Target credit cardholders after a massive security breach that allowed hackers to access cardholders’ account information of customers who used the cards between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Associated Press reported that up to 40 million Target customers could be affected. The hackers got access to […]

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The return policies of Walmart, Target, Macys, Kohl’s, Toys-R-Us and others

December 22, 2013

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Everyone’s gotten a few Christmas or Hanukkah gifts that they’re not exactly thrilled with, but returning them can be tricky. Do you need a receipt? Is there a time limit? Was it a sale item that can’t be returned? To help you muddle through, the Huffington Post’s Kaitlyn Davis pulled together highlights of the return […]

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After dropping Jackson, Southwest adds service to Memphis, Pensacola and Richmond

December 19, 2013

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Southwest Airlines is leaving Jackson but still giving Mississippians flight options by adding service to Memphis. However, in adding Southwest flights to Memphis the airline is eliminating AirTran service from Memphis to Atlanta. Southwest won’t be an option for getting to Atlanta, either, because its Memphis flights will not include Atlanta. Southwest acquired AirTran a couple of […]

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GreenTech extends pact with Chinese automaker Jianghu to build all-electric cars

December 18, 2013

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In some of the first positive news to come out of GreenTech in several months, the McLean, Va., company which plans to build cars in Mississippi says it has extended its partnership with Chinese automaker Jianghui Automotive Co. Ltd. to develop and make a 4-door, all-electric vehicle for the North American market. GreenTech, with a […]

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Bi-partisan criminal justice panel urges refocusing of sentencing, parole policies

December 17, 2013

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In a report issued Tuesday, the Mississippi Criminal Justice Task Force concluded Mississippi’s criminal justice and corrections systems are at a critical crossroads. The Task Force concluded that the route the state has taken up to now leads to more than a quarter of a billion dollars in additional spending over the next 10 years; […]

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Towneplace suites to open in Ridgeland

December 17, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The custom designed 94-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Ridgeland is scheduled to open Friday. Located at 310 Southlake Avenue, the TownePlace Suites Jackson Ridgeland/The Township at Colony Park will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Township Hospitality Group, LLC and managed by InterMountain Management, LLC, Monroe, Louisiana. “We are pleased […]

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Department name-change reflects new movement in forestry

December 17, 2013

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A department at Mississippi State University is changes its name as it changes with the times. MSU says its Department of Forest Products is now the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. Department head Rubin Shmulsky said over the last few decades, the forestry industry has evolved to include both wood and other bioproducts, including agricultural residues, […]

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(VIDEO) Jackpot up to nearly $600 million

December 16, 2013

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The lottery has has its jackpot raise to nearly $600 million.

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