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State’s failure to refill prepaid college fund, tapping of abandoned property fund worry Treasurer

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By TED CARTER Two approaches Mississippi legislators took to help make fiscal ends meet in the 2016 session are especially troublesome to Treasurer Lynn Fitch. One is a refusal to replenish the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Fund to cover a $127 million shortfall the fund incurred before Fitch suspended new sign-ups for 18 months. Fitch reopened the fund on Oct. ...

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Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump

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The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-lows. With the global economy struggling and U.S. inflation still below the Fed’s target rate, many economists see little likelihood of a rate increase ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: House leadership plays loose with rights, rules

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Let’s see here. When it comes to guns, the Mississippi Constitution is a fortress for sacred rights. But, when it comes to reading bills, the Mississippi Constitution is a ridiculous antique. Since our marvelous state constitution allows legislators to authorize carrying guns into churches, courthouses, sporting events, etc., the Mississippi House under the leadership of Speaker Philip Gunn is passing ...

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UPDATED — US stock indexes are edging lower in midday trading

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Stock indexes are mostly lower in midday trading and several companies are moving on deals and other news. Virgin America jumped 40 percent Monday after agreeing to be acquired by Alaska Air. Alaska Air sank 5 percent. Edwards Lifesciences jumped 18 percent after the company’s new replacement heart valve met its goals in a clinical trial. The Dow Jones industrial ...

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MONDAY MONEY: Stocks edge higher behind media companies and retailers

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Stocks are edging higher Monday as media companies and retailers gain ground. Hotel chains Starwood and Marriott are climbing again as Marriott and Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group try to buy Starwood. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,549 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ...

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Stocks slip, led by energy and materials companies

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  Energy and mining companies led a decline for U.S. stocks in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the prices of oil, metals and other commodities fell. Disappointing earnings from several companies, including Nike, also weighed on the market. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 79 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,503 as of 3:23 p.m. Eastern Time. The Standard ...

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In Mississippi, retiring officials can pocket campaign cash

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When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift — the $158,342 remaining in the account. Tuck had already withdrawn more than $103,000 from the account in late 2007 and early 2008, as she was going to work at Mississippi State University as special assistant to ...

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US stocks seek fourth straight gain as energy, metals surge

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Stocks are rising Friday for a fourth day straight after the U.S. government said employers added more jobs than expected in February. Energy and metals prices are gaining ground on the latest sign of strength for the economy, and energy and mining stocks are jumping. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 76 points, or 0.5 percent, to ...

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US stocks take small losses as health care companies fall

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U.S. stocks declined Thursday morning, with health care companies taking the biggest losses as drug companies traded lower. Oil prices continued to rise and energy stocks climbed with them. Companies including Kroger and Costco struggled after releasing weak earnings reports. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,881 as of 11:10 a.m. ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Are Mississippi politicians bought and paid for?

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  Politicians are bought and paid for, according to Donald Trump. “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do,” he said. He was speaking about Washington politicians. But what about Mississippi politicians?  Are they bought and paid for? Probably not, but the less than squeaky clean behavior of some, and the lack of concern by most, ...

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