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Appeals court upholds Katrina insurance fraud verdict

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JACKSON — Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Monday a jury verdict in favor of Cori and Kerry Rigsby. The two sisters sued on behalf of the government after they said they witnessed the Illinois ...

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Harvey Gulf Marine acquiring shipbuilders in La., Miss.

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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine is entering the shipbuilding business with the acquisition of Trinity Yachts in New Orleans and Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi. The company said Thursday it created a new affiliated company, Harvey Shipyard Group, to manage its shipbuilding assets. The purchase price was not disclosed. The Advocate reports the shipyards in ...

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Sanderson to hold investor conference

MBJ staff Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. announced that management will host an investor conference  Oct. 15-16  at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. The investor presentation and question-and-answer session will be led by Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, with additional comments from industry experts and the company’s management team. The presentation will begin at approximately 8 ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 25 awards in MPA newspaper contest; 5 more at APME

MBJ staff writer Frank Brown won a first place awards for Best Graphic on the history of the Mississippi Banking Association. On the graphics winner, the judges said, " Love it! This is very easy to read and really works. The readership must have been very happy with these pages.

The Mississippi Business Journal won 25 awards, including seven first place awards and finished first in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in New Orleans at the Loew’s Hotel as part of the joint convention with the Louisiana Press Association. The MBJ won five more awards, including three first place at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Awards earlier in the day. ...

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PSC: Entergy membership saves $48 million for ratepayers

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Entergy Mississippi customers saved an estimated $48 million during the first year of the utility’s  membership in MISO, a regional transmission organization formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., according to a release from the Mississippi Public Service Commission. That amounts to a savings of approximately 3 percent, or about $3.50 on the typical residential customer’s monthly bill, ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: Summertime and fears from not so long ago

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The little girl whose blue veins shone through her lovely ivory skin was dead. She could have been my first girlfriend. I had a crush on her when I was seven or eight. It was on one of those languorous summer days when the news was spread rapidly through our Memphis neighborhood by children— fleet little messengers of sorrow. Joan ...

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Trustmark CEO Gerard Host to address Gulf South Bank Conference

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) President and CEO Gerard R. Host will address analysts and investors attending the Gulf South Bank Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans on Monday at 1 p.m. Trustmark Corporation is a financial services company providing banking and financial solutions through 202 offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.  

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American Queen to dock in Greenville through '18

GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co. The American Queen so far has docked in Greenville twice with ...

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Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vessels

NEW ORLEANS — A three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the one-way traffic would continue until the three vessel involved in Monday’s collision ...

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'Free State of Jones' movie begins filming in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Civil War drama “Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConnaughey, has started shooting in Louisiana. McConnaughey plays Newton Knight, who rebelled against Confederate authority in Mississippi’s Jones County. Other actors include Gugu Mbatha-Raw who appeared in “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights;” Keri Russell, who has appeared in “Felicity” and “The Americans” and Mahershala Ali, who has ...

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