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US stocks mostly lower as energy companies slide

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U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday as investors continue to sell phone and utility stocks, and energy companies trade lower as the price of oil slips. Consumer and technology companies are making modest gains, however. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average shed 23 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,574 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s ...

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3 companies owe Lowndes County $411K in back taxes


Lowndes County is hoping to recover more than $400,000 in owed taxes from three companies. The Commercial Dispatch reports the board of supervisors granted permission to Tax Assessor Greg Andrews the week to pursue the taxes, which are owed by KiOR, CalStar and Southern Wood Fiber. Andrews said he’s spoken to Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering about the matter, and has ...

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US stocks wobble as energy companies rise, health care dips

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Stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market remains in the doldrums. Energy companies are rising as the price of oil continues a recent recovery and phone companies and health care stocks are trading lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 6 points to 18,568 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 ...

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Global stocks ease back after earnings-driven gains

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Global stocks mostly fell Wednesday, amid quiet summer trading and questions about the sustainability of some indexes’ rise to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent at 6,836 while France’s CAC 40 dipped 0.3 percent to 4,454. Germany’s DAX fell 0.5 percent to 10,642. Futures augured a lukewarm opening on Wall Streets. Dow futures were flat ...

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US stocks turn mixed in afternoon trading as oil slides

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U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday, reversing some of Monday’s gains. Energy stocks weighed on the market as the price of crude oil veered lower. Health care, technology and consumer-focused companies were among the gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 17 points to 18,512 as of 2:36 p.m. Eastern time. ...

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US stock indexes drift lower in morning trading; oil up

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U.S. stocks edged lower in morning trading Monday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. The major stock indexes were coming off new highs set last week following a strong U.S. jobs report. Energy stocks surged the most as oil prices rose, while health care companies were the biggest laggard. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks close flat


Stocks are ending nearly flat on Wall Street as the market continues the small moves it’s made in the last few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 3 points to 18,352. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was nearly unchanged at 2,164. The Nasdaq composite rose 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,166. Container makers were some of the ...

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US stocks start lower as consumer companies slide

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U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday morning as investors worry about the health of Europe’s banks. Utility and consumer products companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Bond prices are falling and sending yields higher, and the price of oil is rebounding after a sharp fall. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.4 percent, to ...

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ANOTHER RECORD: US stocks led by gains in technology

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Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies after Microsoft reported surprisingly strong results. The gains Wednesday extended a winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average and kept the market at record-high levels. Microsoft jumped 5 percent after the company reported big gains in its cloud computing services. That helped send other technology stocks ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Republicans struggle to find smart way to budget

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Starving the beast” is a popular conservative approach to governance. “If they (legislators) don’t have the money, they can’t spend it,” one Republican operative explained, strongly endorsing this approach.    True enough, but as another longtime Mississippi leader told me, “‘Starve the beast’ is not a smart way to govern, in fact, it isn’t governing at all.”   Also true. ...

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