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Legislators pass new rules on methods of taxing out-of-state companies

April 1, 2014

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By Ted Carter A bill to limit how and when the Mississippi Department of Revenue can use a market-based taxing method in calculating the tax bills of multistate businesses in the state passed the Legislature Tuesday morning. Legislators also put limits on the DOR’s authority to demand multistate companies provide combined tax returns. The DOR […]

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Texting ban likely on way to governor

April 1, 2014

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 By Bobby Harrison/ Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The use of a hands-held cell phone to text or read or post on a social networking site while driving will be prohibitive under a proposal that passed both chambers of the Legislature. The proposal, which passed the 52-member Senate with three dissenting votes and 104-16 in […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Crowers cower from tax plan

March 31, 2014

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What is needed is a thorough restructuring of the tax laws – one that is broad and yet achievable,” crowed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in his “Roadmap for America’s Future” released in 2010. “I believe we must make the tax code simpler and fairer,” crowed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. “We must […]

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Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

March 31, 2014

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By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo high […]

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Jackson’s gas prices up last week

March 31, 2014

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Average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

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Deadline set for offers on Tupelo’s Lane Furniture plant

March 27, 2014

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  June 19 is the deadline that has been set for offers on bankrupt Furniture Brand’s 430,000 square-foot manufacturing/distribution facility and data center in Tupelo. Property disposition specialist Hilco Real Estate is marketing the Tupelo plant along with 16 Furniture Brands properties involved in the Furniture Brands International bankruptcy case. The portfolio of Thomasville and […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 27, 2014

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By David Hampton The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there — those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times. I listened to many of the veterans of the civil rights […]

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Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

March 25, 2014

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Tennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has […]

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Nissan announces leadership changes

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Three changes at the Canton plant were among a number of leadership changes Nissan announced today within its North and Latin America operations. – Masaaki Imai, currently managing Deputy General Manager, Trim & Chassis Engineering, Nissan Motor Company, is named senior director, Manufacturing, with responsibility for New Model and Vehicle Production […]

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

March 25, 2014

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The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by […]

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