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BILL CRAWFORD: Is Amazon becoming the new local job killer?

Rural communities just thought Wal-Mart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.   “If Amazon continues to grow its business by $20 billion a year, the annual toll of lost jobs for merchants, buyers and cashiers will be in the tens of thousands by my calculations,” is the spin on Amazon by Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the ...

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New Albany company supplies new reclining chairs for Cinemark, Malco

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Moviegoers in Tupelo are getting luxurious reclining chairs at both Cinemark and Malco, and it’s a New Albany-based company that’s supplying the new seats. VIP Cinema Seating, which got its start in 2008, has been delivering and installing chairs in half of the eight theaters at Cinemark at The Mall at Barnes Crossing this ...

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Madison ‘true value’ up $3 billion in last 10 years

By JULIA MILLER Economic growth is the goal of any elected official. Madison County officials have seen the success of their business-oriented policies by an explosion of both assessed and true value, according to Madison County Tax Assessor Norman Cannady. In 2008, Madison County had a true value of just over $9 billion. Preliminary numbers for 2017 suggest a true ...

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As 2017 winds down, Mississippi economic growth looks to be less than 1 percent

By TED CARTER The indicators state economists use to assess the health of Mississippi’s economy showed the same lethargy in August as they did at the start of the year. “August represented another example of the relative sluggishness that has characterized the Mississippi economy in 2017,” said the October edition of Mississippi’s Business prepared by the University Research Center of ...

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Hattiesburg Country Club making turn with new ownership

By BECKY GILLETTE For 98 years, the Hattiesburg Country Club has been owned by member stockholders. Those stockholders recently voted for a new lease on life for the club by selling it to Carter Callaway, a former professional golfer who has been building homes in Hattiesburg since after Katrina, and Paul Maholm, a retired professional baseball player originally from Holly ...

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Wall Street: Distractions be damned — Stocks continue to break records despite volatile political environment

By BECKY GILLETTE   The old saying is, “Wall Street doesn’t like surprises.” But it seems to be holding up during this time of divisiveness, political discord, devastating hurricanes and twitter rants. How do financial advisers suggest you invest during these times where surprises are waiting around every corner? Dave J. Lundgren, Jr., executive vice president and chief investment officer, ...

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CDFI funds help underserved areas thrive

By JULIA MILLER Some might say money makes the world go round, but access to money is linked to something more important — creditworthiness. When access to traditional bank loans is limited, those in economically distressed areas turn to the unsavory side of predatory loans. By taking advantage of federal funding, Community Development Financial Institutions are working to make sure ...

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Hurst takes office as US Attorney for southern Mississippi

A new chief federal prosecutor for the southern half of Mississippi has taken office. Mike Hurst was sworn in Tuesday in Jackson as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan. Hurst, the unsuccessful 2015 Republican nominee for Mississippi Attorney General, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week after his June nomination ...

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