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BEA: State's economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012. Gross domestic product numbers released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2012 growth rate was close to the national average of 2.5 percent, and ranked 17th among the 50 states. That ...

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IHL report finds 20 percent chance for recession

JACKSON — The Mississippi Economic Outlook, first quarter 2013 edition, is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast, including detailed employment forecasts by sector. Regional, national and international developments impacting the state economy are examined. A report on the ...

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(VIDEO) Buy local this Christmas, follow the money

Deep Throat said it best in the 1970s classic thriller about the Watergate conspiracy: “Follow the money.” That’s what Stennis Institute development director Phil Hardwick does every year with dollars spent locally at Mississippi homegrown businesses. Instead of fighting traffic and crowds at big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R Us or the recently troubled Best Buy, one suggestion this ...

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Chainsaw massacre continues; Barbour cuts $40 million from budget

  Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that an additional $41 million was disappearing from the state’s budget for fiscal year 2010 because of spiraling state revenue collections. Since the budget year started last July, $499.1 million has been cut. “Hopefully we’re making the last cuts of the year,” Barbour said. The latest round of cuts comes just a few hours ...

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