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A wary eye on Washington

Small businesses like Alex & Lele could get hammered by jobs bill in Congress Alexandra Wilkes and her cousin, Leslie Decker, have grabbed a sizable chunk of the jewelry market in the Jackson metropolitan area the past two years. The two, co-owners of Alex and Lele, specialize in handmade earrings and necklaces. To go with Wilkes and Decker, the store ...

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Jobs bill leaves Mississippi road builders in limbo

The spring construction season is close to getting started and roadbuilders and contractors are ready to go to work. There remain a few obstacles, though. The $35-billion jobs bill circulating through Congress, which allocates $15 billion in tax forgiveness for small businesses who hire new workers, also contains $20 billion in annual highway funding for the states. The bill’s debate ...

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