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PayPal latest company targeted for CFPB penalties

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By TED CARTER Paypal Inc. is facing a $10 million fine and restitutions of $15 million for signing up users for a Paypal credit card without their knowledge, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says. The global Internet payments and money transfer company is the latest entity in the last couple of weeks to draw the wrath of the CFPB, a ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Riding with B.B.

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My big sister would tune the brown tabletop radio to WDIA, the pioneering black-music format station in Memphis. She listened when my father wasn’t around. If he caught her listening to that station, he’d say: “Turn off that music!” Except he would add an adjective or two that I won’t use here. One of the disc jockeys on that first-of-its-kind ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi’s greatest ambassador ‘irreplaceable’

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The “King of the Blues,” Mississippi’s B.B. King, passed away last week. His trajectory to fame and fortune was much like that of Elvis Presley’s, the “King of Rock and Roll.” Both were born in Mississippi and moved up to Memphis to hit it big. But this King, B.B. King, did so much more for his home state of Mississippi. ...

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Pork with a top prize — Shed BBQ wins Grand Championship in prestigious competition

By TED CARTER America’s best barbecue? If you’re in whole hog, look no farther than Ocean Springs, home of The Shed BBQ, whose pork perfectionists just laid claim to the Grand Championship of America title in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – long acclaimed as the Super Bowl of competitive barbecuing. The Shed beat out 35 other ...

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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. ( Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

LAS VEGAS — A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King’s business manager said Monday. A private family funeral also will be held in Las Vegas for the guitar genius dubbed theKing of the Blues, who died at his home ...

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Cal-Maine spared in flu outbreak — as shares soar

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  By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods thus far has been unscathed in the outbreak of avian flu, which has forced egg producers in the Midwest to kill and dispose of millions of laying hens, said the Jackson-based company’s chief financial officer, Tim Dawson. Meantime, Cal-Maine has benefited from the outbreak. Its shares have risen from $38.38 on March 20, the ...

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UPDATED: Richland lifts ban on filling mobile home lots after ruling

FILE — Richland's Cleveland Mobile Home Park can fill vacant spaces in the park, the Mississippi Supreme Court says.

By TED CARTER Reacting to last week’s Mississippi Supreme Court ruling, the City of Richland says it will let Cleveland Mobile Home Park resume placing mobile homes on vacant lots in the park. Mayor Mark Scarborough said Monday the only condition is that installation of the manufactured homes meets current state and city codes, including a city requirement that the homes ...

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PSC: Entergy membership saves $48 million for ratepayers

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Entergy Mississippi customers saved an estimated $48 million during the first year of the utility’s  membership in MISO, a regional transmission organization formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., according to a release from the Mississippi Public Service Commission. That amounts to a savings of approximately 3 percent, or about $3.50 on the typical residential customer’s monthly bill, ...

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ALAN TURNER: Joel Bomgar an entrepreneur and budding politician

  At 35, Joel Bomgar has accomplished more than most business professionals achieve in a lifetime.  He took a concept he came up with in his undergraduate years at Belhaven, and started a company with that concept in the very next week after he graduated. The rest was a very fast forwarded record of success that took the company from ...

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