Tag Archives: Nancy Lottridge Anderson

The conundrum: Unemployment and student loans

July 25, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Over the last few years, I watched the unemployment rate climb to double digits then fall back into the 7+ range. It’s been a long, slow slog to recovery. As I dug through the data on unemployment during this time, some obvious points hit me. First, the duration of unemployment has been longer than during […]

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Don’t expect to see Barbour resting in his life after the mansion

January 5, 2012

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Haley Barbour is ready for a life of retirement– golf, bouncing grandchildren on his knee, more golf, speechifying and lobbying. As Barbour hangs up his hat as governor of Mississippi, he will transition to a different type of life. After all, he’s 64 years old. It’s time for him to give up the nine to […]

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Lines at new Kroger and lines at Disney have lot in common

October 16, 2011

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My big outing this past week was to the new Kroger in Madison. I’m told it’s the biggest one in Mississippi. It’s over the top big, and it’s fancy. Lots of fancy fake stonework out front. Big pots of mums on the sidewalk. A site to behold. I don’t live in Madison, but this seemed […]

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There are bright spots to be optimistic about

January 9, 2011

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The annual banquet for the Mississippi Economic Education Council is a chance to celebrate advances in the economic and financial literacy in our state. We give awards to primary and secondary teachers for their innovative lessons in the field. We listen to teenagers talk about starting their own businesses and about learning to invest. We […]

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It’s time to invest in entrepreneurs

September 26, 2010

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Mississippi has always been a laggard — the last to join the party and the last to leave the table. In 2009 national unemployment rates hit the 10 percent mark, but Mississippi managed to stay below average in this undesirable category. Within the last year, unemployment rates began to drop slightly, but Mississippi’s unemployment blew […]

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