Tag Archives: ECO:nomics

Cochran runs ads against ‘powerful interests’

April 7, 2014

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Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran is running ads against “powerful interests” that are funneling millions of dollars to his challenger in the Republican primary. Two of those outside groups, meanwhile, are airing their own ads criticizing the six-term Mississippian. Cochran’s television ad released Monday says his GOP rival, Chris McDaniel, wouldn’t do anything to help […]

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TURNER: The world’s only stand-up economist to headline Thad Cochran forum

August 22, 2013

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If you ask most business professionals, the likely assumption is that the whole subject of economics is not exactly a source of merriment and laughter. At this year’s Thad Cochran Forum, to be held at the Jackson Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, that assumption will be proved wrong. Appearing as this year’s keynote speaker […]

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Joey Hudnall elected Mississippi Main Street Board President

June 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  Joey Hudnall of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer, Inc., was elected the 2013-2014 President of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. He has served as Treasurer and Vice President on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government […]

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New collection of Milton Friedman essays released

November 29, 2012

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“The Indispensable Milton Friedman” is a collection of little known essays by the late American economist Milton Friedman, newly published to commemorate his 100th birthday. MBJ-TV talked with Dr. Lanny Ebenstein, an economics professor at UC-Santa Barbara and the book’s editor earlier this week. Ebenstein says the book adds to Friedman’s legacy as a Great Depression […]

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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

November 22, 2011

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Last weekend, The Wife and I made a trip over to Vicksburg just to get away for a couple of days. We had a great time, but there were a couple of surprises. Wandering downtown on a beautiful Saturday, we walked up on a local chapter of Occupy Wall Street standing on a corner on […]

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

November 8, 2011

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The young folks who have gathered in Jackson’s Smith Park every day since early October likely never heard of Ralph Webster Yarborough. They’re carrying on his work, though. The late “People’s Senator” from Chandler, Texas, left Washington as the last of a breed of public official — one who could get elected by speaking and […]

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Occupy Jackson: “We Support the Police” VIDEO

November 3, 2011

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As local police begin a nationwide crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Mississippi protestors in Smith Park say they support the Jackson Police Department but at the same time aren’t afraid of being arrested as they continue to seek support for the movement. >> RELATED STORY: Occupy Jackson willing to risk arrest >> RELATED […]

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WSJ asks MBJ’s question at ECO:nomics

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough For several weeks now the Mississippi Business Journal has been interested in Mississippi’s new role as a venture capitalist in the green energy sector (Soladigm, Stion and KIOR) and the risk that poses to taxpayers. The Wall Street Journal got Gov. Haley Barbour’s take on the matter at the recent WSJ-hosted ECO:nomics […]

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Barbour: Miss. stimulus different than Obama stimulus

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour pointed at the difference between Mississippi’s stimulus and Obama’s stimulus at The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, California, according to a post by the WSJ’s Marketwatch. Barbour said there has been “a lack of support from the White House for nuclear power, and a wrongheaded bias […]

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