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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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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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Southwest flight has close call as it lands at wrong airport with short runway

January 13, 2014

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Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet escaped a near disaster Sunday night when their plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport that had only half as much runway. he Boeing 737-700 was scheduled to land at Branson Airport — just north of the Arkansas border — but touched down at Taney County Airport about seven […]

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Mississippi DEQ wants your ideas for Environmental Justice conference

January 10, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is seeking suggestions on speakers and topics for Environmental Justice conference the state agency is sponsoring this year to recognize the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s signing of the Environmental Justice Executive Order. The conference will bring together communities, non-profit organizations, researchers, businesses, healthcare professionals, state and local government and […]

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Belhaven University Online returns to U.S. News’ Top 100 ranking

January 8, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — For the second consecutive year, Belhaven University Online won a ranking among the “Best Online Education Program” by U.S. News & World Report. Belhaven ranked 74th for its bachelor degree program among all national colleges and universities both public and private. Belhaven is tied with the University of Nebraska and is within […]

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GreenTech to mark milestone this week on building Tunica car plant

January 6, 2014

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If you’ve been looking in the “Missing Project’s” folder for GreenTech Automotive’s Tunica plant, you need search no more. After two years of delays and a federal investigation into enticements used to gain foreign investors for the plant, the McLean, Va.-based GreenTech says it will erect steel support structures for the facility and has invited […]

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SoilTech Consultants opens office in West Point

January 6, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — SoilTech Consultants, a geotechnical engineering firm that uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing, has opened a new office in West Point, Miss. It is the fourth Mississippi office for SoilTech, a subsidiary of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. In addition to its headquarters office in Ridgeland, SoilTech also has […]

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Mississippi not among 6 states selected for FAA drone testing

January 2, 2014

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Mississippi fell short in its bid to become a designated Federal Aviation Administration site for testing unmanned aircraft, or drones, for commercial use. Mississippi and its Southern neighbors had been considered long shots to be among the half dozen states selected by the Federal Aviation Administration, although aviation experts had said Alabama’s Huntsville, home of […]

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Brister leaving Polymer Institute; Thompson filling in

December 23, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during […]

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Target offering store cardholders credit monitoring after security breach

December 22, 2013

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Target is offering free credit monitoring services for Target credit cardholders after a massive security breach that allowed hackers to access cardholders’ account information of customers who used the cards between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Associated Press reported that up to 40 million Target customers could be affected. The hackers got access to […]

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