January 12, 2015

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BUSINESS INSIDER: The Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight

In a story in the nationally published Business Insider, it is reported what most of us have known for 20 or more years, that the Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight. Having said that, it is still a worthy exercise to read as we continue to examine ways to rebuild the economy from […]

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January 9, 2015

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FHA mortgage holders getting half-percent cut on insurance premiums

An improved housing market has led the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent. The premium cut is projected to save more than two million FHA homeowners an average of $900 annually and spur 250,000 new homebuyers to purchase their first home […]

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January 9, 2015

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Science will meet sweat at new Guruz Fitness

If you’re looking for a new place to work off those extra pounds the holidays gave you, mark down Jan. 15. That’s the grand opening day for Guruz Fitness Studio at 6935 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland. Operated by chiropractor Dominique Chagnon and wife Lacee, the studio applies science through use of a specialized heart rate based […]

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January 9, 2015

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US gains 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct.

WASHINGTON — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 252,000 […]

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January 9, 2015

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Global stocks edge lower as investors await US jobs report

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LONDON — Global stocks edged lower on Friday ahead of a monthly U.S. employment report that will confirm whether the country remains a bright spot in an otherwise languishing world economy. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent at 4,231.41 and Germany’s DAX shed 0.6 percent to 9,781.03. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.5 […]

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January 8, 2015

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Survey of business & political leaders shows dismal assessment of roads, bridges

Electronic voting by about 150 business and political leaders Thursday showed that eight out of 10 of those surveyed rank repairs and maintenance of Mississippi’s highways and bridges above all other transportation infrastructure needs. Roads and bridge repairs and upkeep won out over such pursuits as expanding the state’s highway system and upgrading airports and […]

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January 8, 2015

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Forman Perry signs former Ole Miss QB, Bo Wallace, as client of the firm’s sports representation practice group

Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP has announced the signing of Bo Wallace, former Ole Miss quarterback, as a client of the firm’s Sports Representation practice group. Wallace leaves Ole Miss as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in school history, tallying three wins over Top-10 teams, leading the Rebels to three bowl games and an […]

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January 8, 2015

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House GOP forcing 2016 debate on Social Security’s finances

WASHINGTON — House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security’s disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the middle of the next presidential campaign. The House has adopted a procedural rule that could force lawmakers to tackle the issue by the end […]

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January 8, 2015

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Drones at CES: Sky’s the Limit

LAS VEGAS — When you’re searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year’s consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there’s an International CES section dedicated to drones. More than 20 companies are showing off dozens of different models. “People have been saying the drones are […]

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January 8, 2015

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 […]

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