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Sports betting could boost casino traffic


By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joke with each other while they speak to reporters after a meet-and-greet at a restaurant in Flowood, Miss., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Christie, in his first out-of-state trip since two former allies were indicted and a third pleaded guilty to corruption charges for their roles in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, is on a jaunt through Mississippi and Louisiana to raise money for fellow Republicans. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

FLOWOOD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York. Christie, a Republican who’s considering a run for president, traveled to ...

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Mississippi's Palazzo says he'll be 'point person' on disaster-relief reform

Congressman says he’ll be ‘point person’ on disaster-relief reform >> Poll question … U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo toured areas of the Jersey shore and Staten Island for the first time to view Sandy hurricane damage Tuesday, after the backlash over his vote against funding for the National Flood Insurance Program last week.  >> Read more here …   >> MBJ: ...

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Entergy Mississippi workers returning home; crews helped restore service following Superstorm Sandy

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi crews are returning homeafter nearly three weeks spent helping restore utility service to victims of Superstorm Sandy. “We sent about 150 workers, including our company employees and contract workers, to the Northeast,” said Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi director of transmission and distribution. “They were very successful in helping our sister utilities in their time of need, ...

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MSU economists lay out good, bad news related to Sandy’s financial impact

The economic damage from Sandy, which meteorologists and scientists dubbed “Frankenstorm” before and during her strike on the Northeastern U.S. last week, will likely take months to calculate. Mississippi State University economists said that, like the storm surge in Manhattan and along the Jersey Shore, Sandy’s financial impact could be historic. Part of that will be the losses incurred by ...

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Upon further review: Mississippi had negative GDP for 2011

Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne Hill with the Mississippi Institutes of ...

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Report: U.S. economy will depend on trillion-dollar Hispanic ‘niche’

The explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population should be making consumer-products companies rich, but instead, it is leaving them confused. The U.S. Latino community, already a $1 trillion annual consumer market comprising 52 million people (out of a total U.S. population of 311 million), is on course to grow by another 50 percent in buying power by 2015. While ...

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