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Equifax asks U.S. Supreme Court to review DOR tax method ruling

February 21, 2014

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Calling the Mississippi appeals process a virtual local lock for the state’s Department of Revenue, Equifax Credit Information Services has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last summer’s Mississippi Supreme Court decision upholding the method DOR used in taxing Equifax. In a Feb. 19 petition for certiorari, Equifax argues that the Mississippi tax appeals […]

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Haggar joins lineup at Outlets of Mississippi; grand opening March 1

February 19, 2014

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PEARL, Mississippi – Men’s apparel retailer Haggar will celebrate its grand opening at the Outlets of Mississippi March 1. Haggar is a leading brand offering casual, dress and tailored fashions for men of all ages and professions. Haggar joins more than 80 leading designer and name-brand stores at the Outlets of Mississippi including Saks Fifth […]

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Agricultural & Livestock agents arrest Pickens men in cattle thefts

February 19, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Agents of the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau arrested two Pickens men Feb.10 on cattle rustling charges. The Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, said it anticipates additional arrests and charges in the future. Lead MALTB Investigator Mike McGowan, […]

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UPDATED: State’s Chamber disputes DOR’s costs estimate on business tax bills

February 19, 2014

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A price tag of $7.5 million this year and $25 million next year accompany a pair of pro-business tax apportionment bills that have cleared Mississippi’s House and Senate with overwhelming support. The Republican-sponsored measures, HB 799 and SB 2487, force the Department of Revenue’s to justify basing a multistate company’s taxes on revenue generated in […]

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DOR issues advisory to businesses on Jackson’s new higher sales tax

February 17, 2014

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The new City of Jackson 1 percent sales tax goes into effect March 1 and applies to activities subject to the 7 percent (or more) retail sales tax with certain exceptions, including most groceries. Businesses should begin collecting the 1 percent additional tax from their customers on March 1. The Mississippi Department of Revenue advises […]

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MDEQ: Claim of incomplete permit review for silicon plant a ‘guise’ by competitor

February 17, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The head of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says an Alabama silicon manufacturer’s claim the state agency erred in granting an operating permit to competitor Mississippi Silicon Metals lacks merit. Selma-based Alabama Globe Metallurgical Inc. has asked for a formal evidentiary hearing before the MDEQ’s Permit Board. Trudy Fisher, MDEQ executive […]

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Remington locked & loaded for announcement of Huntsville, Ala., factory

February 15, 2014

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Gunmaker Remington Outdoor Co. will soon announce plans to open a major manufacturing operation in Huntsville, according to multiple reports. Ty West, managing editor of the Birmingham Business Journal, reported Saturday on a story in Military Times that said Remington executives are expected to sign a deal on Monday to purchase a 500,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville. […]

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UWA sustains blow as Chattanooga’s VW workers reject union by 86 votes

February 14, 2014

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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga employees have spurned the United Auto Workers, rejecting two years of wooing by the Detroit-based union in a vote of 712 to 626, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The vote count came late Friday after three days of balloting by VW workers in the National Labor Relations Board-supervised election. Some experts said […]

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Bill’s demise ends state pot sweeteners for retail development

February 14, 2014

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Mississippi’s tourism tax development incentives failed to gain enough legislative support for renewal this week and will expire July 1, ending the state’s practice of awarding tens of millions of dollars as incentives for development of shopping malls and retail plazas. The Mississippi Development Authority so far has awarded up to $155 million in potential […]

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Caterpillar adding 30 jobs in Corith for C175 engine refurbishings

February 14, 2014

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Caterpillar Inc.’s Corinth plant is expanding to produce C175 remanufactured engines. The project represents a corporate investment of $14.8 million and will create 30 jobs. The Corinth plant is Caterpillar’s lead facility for large engine remanufacturing worldwide. The C175 engines are used in Caterpillar’s mining trucks and electric power applications. The company Friday unveiled the […]

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