Home » NEWS » Banking & Finance (page 243)

Banking & Finance

SBA launches new training course

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new online training course to help strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. The training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts,” is part of a federal government-wide initiative announced last month by President Obama and ...

Read More »

Bankruptcy judge to decide tax dispute

BATESVILLE – A federal bankruptcy judge will decide whether the city of Batesville and Panola County can collect property taxes from the bankrupt Tri-Lakes Medical Center. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David W. Houston III wrapped up a hearing this past week. Houston told attorneys for both sides that he will rule in the case in about a month. The city and ...

Read More »

What healthcare entities need to know about HIPAA

On Feb. 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) was signed into law, greatly expanding the existing federal regulations on health information technology.  Title XIII of the ARRA includes the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, also known as the HITECH Act.  The HITECH Act increases the enforcement of penalties for violations of ...

Read More »

Block Grant funds will provide assortment of projects

Good things are set to happen all over the state with additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received through the federal Recovery Act. The state’s funds of $8,071,701 are being administered through the Mississippi Development Authority’s Community Services Division. Division director Steve Hardin stresses that Mississippi’s plan for spending these CDBG funds has been submitted to the U.S. Department ...

Read More »

Mississippi poised to receive more than $2 billion

As a result of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pouring an unprecedented $787 billion into the United States economy, an estimated $2.8 billion of those stimulus funds is projected for the State of Mississippi for a variety of needs, including healthcare, transportation and public education. Several areas in the state expected to receive money include: n $484.1 ...

Read More »

Schools have rare opportunity for investment

According to the most recent data from the National Assessment for Educational Progress, or NAEP, Mississippi’s students lagged sorely behind the national averages. Furthermore, Mississippi is repeatedly criticized for having lower statewide expectations compared to national standards. As an example, while Mississippi’s fourth-grade reading scores in 2007 indicated that 90 percent of students were performing at grade level, NAEP results ...

Read More »

Recovery act gives SBA tools to boost small business

The Obama Administration and SBA are determined to employ the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) in an effort to make a big dent in the small business credit crunch and jump-starting job creation, re-starting lending and promoting investment in small businesses.  The impact from some of these programs is already being realized.  The Recovery Act provides SBA $375 ...

Read More »

Focus on projects that can be classified as ‘shovel-ready’

The current level of interest in federal grants is unprecedented. With the nationwide recovery program promising to distribute billions in every sector of the economy from healthcare, to education, energy, infrastructure and beyond, the possibilities are many, and the competition is steep.  The first key toward successful funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to focus on ...

Read More »

What the Average Joe needs to know about the stimulus package

Back on Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA), widely known as the “stimulus package.”  This name represents the stated intent of the legislation — to stimulate a sluggish U.S. economy by fighting unemployment, putting more money in the hands of consumers and assisting state and local governments through these ...

Read More »

Infrastructure improvements

MDOT has stimulus projects scattered all across Mississippi   The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as “the stimulus package,” is an economic stimulus package enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009. The Act of Congress is intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of ...

Read More »