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Mississippi ranked among world’s top places for oil and gas investment

December 5, 2013

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Mississippi hopes to become a key destination for horizontal oil and gas drillers.

JACKSON, Mississippi — Speaking to more than 800 attendees at the Governor’s Energy Summit, Gov. Bryant announced the Fraser Institute has again ranked Mississippi among the world’s most attractive places for oil and gas investment. Mississippi ranks number two globally for energy policy and is first in its tier when energy policy is considered along […]

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(UPDATED) Nissan sets November U.S. sales record with 10.7% increase

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established a November U.S. sales record with 106,528 total deliveries, marking an increase of 10.7 percent over last year’s total of 96,197. Nissan Division set a November record with 93,376 deliveries, a 10.8 percent increase over the prior year. Sales of Infiniti vehicles also set a November record with 13,152 deliveries, up 10.5 percent. […]

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John-Richard’s Alex Malouf receives the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award

December 3, 2013

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GREENWOOD, Mississippi — Alex Malouf, CEO and Chairman of the Board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership. The Tozzoli International Business award is named for Guy Tozzoli who was the founder and President of the World Trade Center Association in NYC and […]

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Nissan sets November sales records

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established U.S. November sales records for total deliveries, as well as both the Nissan Division and Infiniti. » Nissan total U.S. sales (Nissan + Infiniti) finished November at 106,528, an increase of 10.7 percent over the prior year. (Nov. 2012: 96,197) » Nissan Division sales were 93,376, up 10.8 percent. (Nov. 2012: 84,300) » Through the […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: 2015 Legislature could face a teacher pay controversy

November 27, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The rapidly approaching 2014 legislative session – not 2015 – will be the time to take up any controversial proposals. The 2015 session will be in an election year. In election years, legislators and the governor only want to deal with feel-good issues – the type of proposals that guarantee votes. For instance, […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bullfighting in Mississippi is a cruel event; boycott

November 26, 2013

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OPEN LETTER TO PETE CASTONERA – ORGANIZER OF MISSISSIPPI BULLFIGHTING Very disappointed with you Pete. There was I advising opponents of your Mississippi Bullfighting promotion not to type personal insults and praising you for allowing us to debate the topic and what do you do? Ban me from commenting! That’s what the big bosses used do in […]

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BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC expanding to manufacturing facility in Starkville

November 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, manufacturer of filing and folder products, announced today the company is expanding operations to the city of Starkville in the South Hangar building on Airport Road. BSP will create at least 25 new jobs and represents a company investment of at least […]

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Wal-Mart board elects Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as company CEO

November 25, 2013

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Wal-Mart’s board of directors have elected Doug McMillon as the company’s next CEO. Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world’s largest retailer. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced Monday that its board of directors elected […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Dynamics of U.S. Senate race take shape in Mississippi

November 22, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi — In recent years, Republicans’ efforts to take over the United States Senate have been thwarted at least in part by the ultra-conservative wing of the party – i.e., the Tea Party. In Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Alaska, to name a few, the Republicans have lost what at one time were […]

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State Department: North Korea confirms it is holding American

November 22, 2013

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WASHINGTON — The State Department said Friday that North Korea acknowledges it is holding an American citizen but hasn’t granted diplomats consular access so the person’s identity is not yet confirmed. Expectation is that it will be Merrill Newman of California. The 85-year old Korean War veteran’s family says he was detained at the end […]

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