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Stocks give up gains on FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

U.S. stocks quickly turned lower Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails found in a probe of a private server that belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That injected a note of uncertainty just a week and a half before the presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 60 points, ...

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Global stocks steady, dollar rises ahead of US GDP data

Global stock markets were steady and the dollar made further gains Friday ahead of a report on U.S. economic growth in July-September. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged down 0.3 percent to 10,687 while Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,986. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 4,545. U.S. shares were set to drift slightly higher, with Dow and S&P ...

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$7 million in projects planned in Mississippi Delta

More than $7.2 million will soon be invested in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Regional Authority and its federal and state partners are investing the money into strengthening Mississippi’s workforce, infrastructure and economy. Chris Masingill, the organizations co-chairman, said Wednesday in a news release they to invest in the construction of a new levee in Natchez, a new Amtrak platform ...

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State economists lower growth forecast for rest of year

  By TED CARTER Mississippi’s state economists have pulled back on an already-weak economic forecast for the rest of 2016, projecting that the state’s economy will grow only 1.5 percent instead of the 1.6 percent previously predicted. The new report from state economists includes at least some good news on jobs, forecasting a 1 percent increase in payroll employment for the ...

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US stocks tick lower as industrial companies skid

U.S. stocks are edging lower Thursday morning as industrial companies like defense contractor Raytheon fall. Bond yields are jumping and investors are selling utility and real estate companies. Chipmaker Qualcomm said it will buy competitor NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,182 as of 10:38 a.m. Eastern ...

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Global stocks hit by gloom on Wall Street, lower oil prices

Global stock markets fell on Wednesday after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies. KEEPING SCORE: The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 1 percent to 6,949 while Germany’s DAX fell 1 percent as well, to 10,649. The CAC 40 in France lost 0.8 percent to 4,506. Dow and S&P futures ...

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Former deputy tax collector of Tallahatchie County sentenced

Deltra Young, former Deputy Tax Collector for Tallahatchie County, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced to serve 18 months of supervised probation in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office served Young with a formal demand last February in the amount of $19,486.79. “My office has already returned the amount of ...

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Stocks slip as earnings hit consumer companies

U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday as corporate earnings dominate the news and consumer companies like athletic apparel maker Under Armour and appliance maker Whirlpool absorb their largest losses in years. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending its stock higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average shed 47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,176 ...

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Mississippi lawmakers examine agencies’ travel expenses

Mississippi legislators are combing through state agencies’ travel reports to try to cut costs on events such as out-of-state conferences. Members of House and Senate budget groups met Monday with several officials, including Medicaid director David Dzielak and Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher. Many agencies require multiple levels of supervisors to approve travel expenses. Dzielak said he signs off on employees’ ...

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Global stocks up on strong Japanese, European data

Stock markets had an upbeat start to the week after stronger-than-expected economic data from Japan and the eurozone. Attention is likely to focus this week on Friday’s release of U.S. growth data, as investors adapt to expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 0.9 percent to 10,808 and France’s CAC40 was up ...

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