Archive | January 30th, 2014

Post Office mulls financial services to unbanked and under-banked

January 30, 2014

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The United States Postal Service may expand its financial services beyond money orders and remittances, the Credit Union Times reported Thursday. “More than a quarter of Americans live partially or completely without access to mainstream financial services and are often forced to rely on costly services like payday loans or check cashing to cover their […]

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Cold winter has been hard on Southern crawfish farmers

January 30, 2014

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People planning Super Bowl crawfish boils may be out of luck. Farmers say cold has kept crawfish scarce all winter, and now many ponds are iced over. The prolonged cold also means crawfish aren’t eating and are likely to be smaller than normal at the peak of crawfish season, said farmer David Savoy of Church […]

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61.9% of Mississippi households on the brink of financial devastation, report says

January 30, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Despite an improving national economy, 61.9 percent of Mississippians are in a persistent state of financial insecurity, according to a report released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The number of households who have little or no savings to cover emergencies or to start building a better life has increased from […]

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Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

January 30, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Scarlett Lewis, a Newtown, Conn., mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be among the featured speakers during the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University, held Feb. 12-14 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 E. Amite St. The theme of the 12th Annual Conference is […]

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Region still struggling with ice and snow; death toll grows

January 30, 2014

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South Mississippi residents and businesses continue to be impacted by ice and snow, and the death toll has grown. Mississippi authorities say the deaths of five people have been linked to this week’s winter storm. The latest came yesterday when a vehicle struck the back of a stalled tractor-trailer in Smith County, killing one of […]

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