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Construction economist sees strengthened recovery for state

A commercial construction economist has delivered a half-cup of good cheer on Mississippi’s economic prospects for 2012 and predicted the state should return to its pre-Gulf oil spill pace. Anirban Basu, chief economist for the  Associated Builders and Contractors, set 2012 economic growth at 2.4 percent nationally and said he expects regaining momentum lost to the BP oil spill will ...

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Blackwood to moderate panel discussion

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, attorney Kelly R. Blackwood, a member of the firm’s Environmental & Toxic Tort practice group, will moderate a panel during a Feb. 18 Mississippi College School of Law symposium on the Gulf oil spill. The keynote speaker for the event is Kenneth R. Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Blackwood’s practice involves regulatory ...

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Spill creates a river of concerns

  While the Gulf oil spill has the Coast waiting and wondering, it also has ratcheted up concerns along the Mississippi River. Handling hundreds of millions of tons of goods annually, a stoppage or interruption of river traffic could create an economic disaster for the state and nation on an industrial scale. So far, the impact of the oil spill ...

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