Archive | December, 2013

FNC Index: October home prices up; pace slows

December 16, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — U.S. home prices continue to rise in October despite signs of decreasing mortgage and home sale activity. The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows October home prices are up, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on non-distressed home sales, showed […]

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C Spire CEO selected one of most powerful in U.S. wireless and wireline industries

December 16, 2013

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  Fierce Wireless, a leading wireless and wireline industry trade publication, has named Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire, one of the 25 most powerful people in the U.S. wireless and wireline industries in 2013. Meena landed at No. 20 on the 2013 Top 25 list — ahead of Nokia EVP Steve Elop […]

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Bryant takes his stand against education system

December 16, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant takes his stand against the federal government and education in his stand against the Common Core curriculum …   Below is his press release …   JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Executive Order affirming Mississippi’s right and responsibility to define and implement its own public school standards and curricula. […]

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Future USS Jackson launches, marks production milestone

December 16, 2013

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MOBILE, Ala. — The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) — named for the city of Jackson, Miss. — launched from the Austal USA shipyard Saturday, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Jackson joins the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), which will […]

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Camp Shelby joint forces training center launches UAV research program

December 16, 2013

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CAMP SHELBY, Mississippi — Representatives from the military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the private sector gathered today at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation while reducing costs of technology systems used within government unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion, as explained by […]

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It’s a jungle out there — animals run wild

December 16, 2013

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It might sound like a cheap sci-fi movie script, but It would seem the state has been the target of multiple attacks — from animals. In Vicksburg, Entergy Mississippi says a wayward pigeon was to blame for knocking out power to hundreds of people in south Vicksburg on Friday evening. Entergy spokeswoman Tammy Rankin told […]

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THE DEATH OF THE TEA PARTY? The GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

December 13, 2013

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  The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats. Some Republican loyalists wonder what took so long. […]

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Entergy, ITC discontinue pursuit of transmission spin/merger

December 13, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that the companies have mutually agreed to end their pursuit of a spin/merger of Entergy’s transmission business with ITC. The companies formally terminated the merger agreement this morning and filed pleadings to withdraw the remaining transaction approval applications with […]

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(VIDEO) Former congressional candidate, Cobby Williams, arrested on voter fraud charge

December 13, 2013

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  A former Canton Democratic Municipal Executive Committee member and a former candidate for alderman are charged with voting irregularities in Madison County. » See Williams interview with the Mississippi Business Journal above …. A grand jury has indicted Kimberly Readus, 41, on two counts of corrupt conduct by an election official and one count of intimidating […]

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(VIDEO) Missing American in Iran was working for CIA

December 13, 2013

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An AP investigation reveals an American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission. (Dec. 13)

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