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TODD SMITH — ’12 Days of Christmas’ gifts rise only 0.7 percent in price; in-store shoppers get the biggest bargains

Reflecting a steep decline in energy costs, lower inflation and slow-but-steady economic growth, the 2015 PNC Christmas Price Index® (PNC CPI) experienced its lowest growth rate in six years at 0.6 percent in the whimsical holiday economic analysis by PNC Wealth Management. According to the 32nd annual report – which measures the cost of the gifts in the holiday classic, ...

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Jackson halts Entergy payments until lights get fixed

Jackson officials have decided not to pay the city’s monthly Entergy bill until the power company fixes street lights that have been broken for months. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the approximately $429,000 payment to Entergy from the claims docket, promising only to pay it once the lights are working. Councilman Kenneth Stokes ...

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TODD SMITH — New study shows how the press failed voters in the 2016 presidential election

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy. The negativity was not unique to the 2016 election cycle but instead part of a ...

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North entrance to Mississippi Capitol closed for a year

The north entrance of the Mississippi Capitol will be closed for the next year during the rebuilding of the second-floor terrace above it. The Department of Finance and Administration says the terrace is deteriorating from leaks. Officials announced Monday that the north lobby facing High Street is closing to rebuild the terrace with new structural supports and waterproof it. New ...

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Colonial Highlands puts grocery parcel back on market

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Colonial Highlands developer had been talking with Walmart about opening a 35,0000-square-foot store in the mixed-used development in Jackson. But that apparently is not an option now. The world’s largest retailer has decided to cut back drastically in store openings in the coming year. That has forced the project, whose cost is about $250 million and ...

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Congressman Harper not happy about recount

By BOBBY HARRISON U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper lamented Monday that the election recount being initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is an effort by Democrats “to portray this as an illegitimate outcome of the election.” The Republican Harper of Rankin County, who has represented Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District since 2009, told the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of ...

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Trustmark reports earnings up for third quarter

MBJ staff and wire services Trustmark Corp. reported on Tuesday net income of $31 million, or 46 cents per common share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $28.4 million, or 42 cents, a 9 percent increase, a year earlier. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also ...

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Commuter airline starts Jackson-to-Nashville service

By JACK WEATHERLY  The eight-seat Cessna 208 Caravan lifts off a runway on Southern Airways Express’ inaugural Jackson-to-Nashville flight on Monday. The single-engine turboprop plane heads to the Tennessee capital, with a brief stopover in Memphis. Takeoff from Jackson International is 9:03 a.m. The plane climbs to 9,000 feet and reaches cruising speed of about 200 miles per hour. The ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Burlington to open store on County Line in Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Burlington Stores will open a 50,000-square-foot store in County Line Plaza on Friday. It will fill a large hole in the retail lineup. “We’re thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Jackson community, bringing more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Kingsbury said in ...

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