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Stennis Center linked to NASA selections for small business tech proposals

March 10, 2014

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Two proposals being administered by the Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi are among the 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that NASA has selected to enable NASA’s future missions while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase […]

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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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Gentiva Health to cut ‘hundreds’ of jobs, close 46 locations

February 7, 2014

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Gentiva Health Services Inc., whose website lists 24 locations in Mississippi, including two in Fl,owood, says it is closing 46 of its home health-care locations across the country. Hundreds of clinicians and other health care professionals are expected to lose their jobs, the Atlanta-based company said in a report published Thursday by the Atlanta Business […]

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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama’s minimum wage hike order

January 31, 2014

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By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and […]

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Post Office mulls financial services to unbanked and under-banked

January 30, 2014

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The United States Postal Service may expand its financial services beyond money orders and remittances, the Credit Union Times reported Thursday. “More than a quarter of Americans live partially or completely without access to mainstream financial services and are often forced to rely on costly services like payday loans or check cashing to cover their […]

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Min Sang armed robbery is troubling

January 21, 2014

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I know my fellow Greenvillians were saddened by the news of an armed robbery at Min Sang Grocery Store, while relieved to hear that the Sue brothers, though wounded, are fine. What is troubling is how long the store on Alexander Street has operated even as the neighborhoods around it have declined, and the blow […]

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Target offers card holders free credit monitoring as fraud reaction grows

January 17, 2014

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Target’s recent effort to regain the trust of its shoppers after a credit card security breach seems to have backfired. Customers, it seems, are still on edge when it comes to the retailer, the Huffington Post reports. The company was the victim of a security breach during the holiday shopping season that compromised around 40 […]

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Ridgeland’s LockerBones scheduled for Friday night’s Shark Tank

January 15, 2014

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Greg Cronin did what any good dad would do. He used his ingenuity to help solve a problem for his daughter Ashley. Now, he’s hoping an appearance Friday night on ABC’s Shark Tank will open more doors — particularly locker doors. On Shark Tank, Cronin will introduce his product LockerBones, wondering if one of the […]

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Developer sets fall 2015 opening for Oxford’s Galleria II

January 14, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi – The success of Trezevant Realty’s Galleria 1 has led principal John Trezevant to announce a fall groundbreaking for a $35 million Galleria II. This second phase scheduled for completion in fall 2015 will add another 221,000 square feet of retail to a shopping cluster that includes Galleria 1 anchored by Belk, Home […]

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NY Times explores culture of Mississippi’s comeback sauce

January 13, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Comeback sauce, a spicy, versatile remnant of a bygone South, is making something of, well, a comeback. And it is reminding Southerners of an old connection to Hellenic culture. Jackson was one of the many Southern towns where Greek immigrants found cafe jobs beginning in the 1920s. They learned the trade and […]

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