Tag Archives: USA Today

Palin says Miss. stop part of her crusade to KO GOP establishment candidates

October 18, 2013


Add Mississippi to former Alaska half-term governor and Tea Party celeb Sarah Palin’s dance card, USA Today says. In a story Thursday, the national newspaper reported that after campaigning in the failed U.S. Senate effort of Tea Party Republican Steve Lonegan, the 2008 GOP veep candidate vowed to push on to campaign for Tea Party […]

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With closing delay, localities gain time to find money for air control towers

April 8, 2013


Mississippi airports preparing for a shutdown of control tower operations April 7 received a reprieve to June 15, a move the Federal Aviation Administration made in order to give localities time to determine if they can pay to keep the towers open. The shutdowns are a consequence of the federal budget sequester and affect 149 […]

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Rising gasoline prices expected to take toll on Miss. economy

February 22, 2013

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While individual motorists are feeling the pain at the pump from near daily increases in the per gallon price of gasoline, the rising prices are likely to stunt the already meager growth in Mississippi’s overall economy, a state senior economist says. Combined with the Jan. 1 return of a 2 percent portion of the payroll […]

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The mild winter: 2012’s economic powerhouse

March 21, 2012


What has had the biggest influence on business so far in 2012?  One strong contender was the mild winter. The recent weather was given some of the credit for improving the employment situation for January and February in a USA Today report, which said, “The nation’s mild winter has added thousands of jobs this year, […]

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