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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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Owens passes IHL gavel to Patterson

January 23, 2014

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Former banker Aubrey Patterson is now the president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bob Owens passed the gavel to Patterson at a recent board meeting held in Jackson. Patterson will officially take office on Feb. 1. “I look forward to continuing to work toward our goal of increasing educational […]

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BancorpSouth buying Texas community bank in $209.5 million deal

January 22, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BancorpSouth is moving deeper into Texas, acquiring Central Community Corp., parent of First State Bank Central Texas. First State Bank has 31 branches and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Austin, Texas. The move will boost BancorpSouth’s market share from No. 65 in the state to No. 29. With […]

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Former Greenville mayor named to EPA job in Atlanta

January 14, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer Toney has been named regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Atlanta. EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations. The announcement came Tuesday from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Toney, a lawyer, was […]

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Craving BBQ? Try 2nd To None in Gulfport

January 9, 2014

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Got a hankering for barbecue? There’s a new restaurant that the state Health Department has given the go-ahead to open. 2nd To None BBQ at 8220 Arkansas Ave. in Gulfport features pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and shrimp, shrimp Alfredo, catfish, tilapia, baked beans, potato salad, Caribbean jerk chicken and more menu items. […]

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H&M, a retail-clothing company, headed to Ridgeland’s Northpark Mall

January 9, 2014

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  RIDGELAND, Mississippi — According to WLBT-TV, it looks like another major retailer will soon be opening a store at North Park Mall. On the website of H & M there are several job listings for an upcoming store in Ridgeland. There is a listing for a Store Manager, a Visual Merchandiser, a Store Director, […]

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GreenTech to mark milestone this week on building Tunica car plant

January 6, 2014

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If you’ve been looking in the “Missing Project’s” folder for GreenTech Automotive’s Tunica plant, you need search no more. After two years of delays and a federal investigation into enticements used to gain foreign investors for the plant, the McLean, Va.-based GreenTech says it will erect steel support structures for the facility and has invited […]

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Standoff over $1.6B overrun threatens schedule for Panama Canal expansion

January 3, 2014

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PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — In news that should draw concern from executives at the Port of Gulfport and other ports on the Gulf and east coast, the consortium at the heart of a historic Panama Canal expansion project is threatening to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun. […]

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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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(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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