Archive | December 3rd, 2013

Distress sales continue to drag down Mississippi’s average home sale price

December 3, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s October home prices climbed only 1.9 percent over October 2012. But once distressed sales are removed from the calculation, the state’s average home price climbs by 6 percent over the previous October, says CoreLogic, A California-based residential property information, analytics and services provider. CoreLogic’s statewide totals that include short-sales and foreclosure […]

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CertainTeed says $103M legal settlement won’t hamper Meridian restart

December 3, 2013

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Building materials maker CertainTeed says a defective product settlement that leaves the company on the hook for $103 million won’t jeopardize plans to reopen a ceiling materials plant in Meridian in 2014. The Valley Forge-Pa. based CertainTeed says work is on track for a July reopening of the ceiling tile plant the company closed in […]

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(UPDATED) Nissan sets November U.S. sales record with 10.7% increase

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established a November U.S. sales record with 106,528 total deliveries, marking an increase of 10.7 percent over last year’s total of 96,197. Nissan Division set a November record with 93,376 deliveries, a 10.8 percent increase over the prior year. Sales of Infiniti vehicles also set a November record with 13,152 deliveries, up 10.5 percent. […]

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John-Richard’s Alex Malouf receives the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award

December 3, 2013

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GREENWOOD, Mississippi — Alex Malouf, CEO and Chairman of the Board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership. The Tozzoli International Business award is named for Guy Tozzoli who was the founder and President of the World Trade Center Association in NYC and […]

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Joint Legislative panel’s $5.86 billion budget leaves 2,000 jobs unfilled

December 3, 2013

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  JACKSON, Mississippi – Who is the big spender here? The tag goes to Gov. Phil Bryant based on his $6.1 billion 2014 spending plan. In fairness to Bryant, Mississippi’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee was well aware of an opportunity to undercut the governor and did just that when the Tate Reeves-led panel presented a […]

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Leaders react to former Gov. Allain’s death; family issues statement

December 3, 2013

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Reactions have come from some Mississippi leaders, both Democrat and Republican, to the death of former Gov. Bill Allain: • Democrat William Winter, who was governor from January 1980 to January 1984, when Allain was attorney general and just before Allain was governor: “His legacy will be those reforms he successfully implemented in separating the […]

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Nissan sets November sales records

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established U.S. November sales records for total deliveries, as well as both the Nissan Division and Infiniti. » Nissan total U.S. sales (Nissan + Infiniti) finished November at 106,528, an increase of 10.7 percent over the prior year. (Nov. 2012: 96,197) » Nissan Division sales were 93,376, up 10.8 percent. (Nov. 2012: 84,300) » Through the […]

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