Tag Archives: natural gas

Everybody in Coast city hopes natural gas leaks stopped soon

October 17, 2013

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Moss Point officials are worried about where all of the city’s natural gas is going and the cost, and all are concerned in this Coast city about safety issues surrounding natural gas line leaks. Hopefully all will rest a little easier soon. The city of Moss Point has received four bids for repair work on […]

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Natural gas prices rise from historic lows

April 17, 2013

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  Wholesale natural gas prices have doubled during the last year, and that’s bringing sighs of relief from an unusual variety of interests. Soaring production and an unusually warm winter sent prices plunging to under $2 per thousand cubic feet last spring, prompting some to wonder whether the natural gas boom would kill demand for […]

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Mississippi economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

November 27, 2012

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JACKSON — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. Forecasters discussed their outlook at a Tuesday conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to grow 1.6 percent in 2013, compared to an expansion of […]

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Memphis restaurant caught mislabeling catfish

November 26, 2012

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A Memphis television station recently reported that The Dixie Café was selling Vietnamese farmed pangasius labeled as “catfish” and failed to properly identify the fish to consumers. Under federal law, only American channel catfish (ictalurus) may be sold as catfish. The FDA said it only physically inspects between one and two percent of fish imports, […]

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McAlister’s announces sales growth

November 26, 2012

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The sweet tea, sandwiches and spuds really are that good. McAlister’s Deli announced today its ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, according to a company statement. Third-quarter same-store sales at company-owned restaurants were up 6.9 percent and franchise restaurants were up 7 percent. According to a McAlister’s  spokeswoman, the growth is attributed to, […]

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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

November 26, 2012

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In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, […]

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Budget cuts could make us less safe where predicting weather is concerned …

November 2, 2012

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As the superstorm Sandy emergency moves into the clean-up and recovery phase, some lessons – what went right and what went wrong – are already clear. See complete post here …

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Fox host Varney marvels at ‘convenience’ of jobs report during Jackson visit

November 2, 2012

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Economist-turned-Fox Business host Stuart Varney likes nothing more than poking an accusing finger at what most of the rest of us take as accepted truths. The conservative commentator who says he left England in 1974 to escape its class warfare” visited Jackson Tuesday to address the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Of course, the question […]

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Skylar Laine can’t wait for Mistletoe Marketplace

November 2, 2012

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Mississippi country singer and “American Idol” Season 11 finalist Skylar Laine dropped by the Mississippi Business Journal newsroom yesterday to catch our readers and viewers up on her life after Idol. The Brandon native is finalizing plans for her first album (look for it next spring) and is continuing a search for a music label that […]

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Fall back: Set clocks back an hour

November 2, 2012

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It’s finally time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the country will turn back the clocks this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time. The majority of folks will do the switch before hitting the sack Saturday night, even though the change doesn’t become official until 2 […]

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