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Amazon crash takes down Netflix and Mississippi Business Journal, among thousands of others

As noted by The Daily Beast, Amazon isn’t just an online shopping destination. Apparently, it controls the whole Internet. Amazon, it turns out, is one of the Web’s biggest cloud-based service providers, and a temporary outage Monday affected some of its star clients, including Netflix, Reddit, Flipboard, Pinterest, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, and yes, the Mississippi Business Journal, which ...

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Transportation commissioner on lonely campaign for better road maintenance

Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall still marvels at what he says was the foresight of Mississippi’s leaders a quarter century ago to fund an ambitious highway construction effort through an 18 cents gas tax levy. The effort required an override of Democratic Gov. William Allain’s veto — an outcome decided by a one-vote margin that Hall, as a Republican ...

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Ownership transition is back to the future

Before we get too far down the road of proclaiming Journal Inc. as the second coming of newspaper ownership, let’s not discount The Dolan Company for what it has done for the Mississippi Business Journal. Having said that, there is no one more excited about the recent happenings in which Tupelo-based Journal Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Mississippi ...

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Mississippi's Journal Inc. buys the MBJ

JACKSON — Tupelo-based Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Journal Inc. CEO/President/Publisher Clay Foster announced the completion of the deal this week to the leadership and staff of the Mississippi Business Journal. “We are excited to welcome the MBJ as the newest team ...

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Mississippi revenue is up, but maybe not enough

JACKSON — Mississippi tax collections are up, but lawmakers say state agencies still might face budget cuts during the 2013 session. Because of a sluggish economy, Mississippi still hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession. Tax collections remain below where they were during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that for the first ...

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Tupelo sees increase in tourism revenue

TUPELO — The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is on track for a record year for tourism sales tax revenue. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal  says figures release this week show that revenue has grown for seven of the eight months so far in this fiscal year. March revenue, which is reported in May, grew 12.11 percent over March 2011. ...

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Fulton holds hotel tax election

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a new tax on hotel lodging within the city. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city has proposed a 3 percent tax on hotel stays in the city to support various programs. The tax requires approval of ...

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Brumfield wins award

Patsy R. Brumfield, a writer for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has received the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award. The Silver Em award was presented to Brumfield at an Oct. 13 event in Oxford. Brumfield, a McComb native who studied journalism at Ole Miss, covers courts and politics for the Tupelo paper, where she has worked since 2003. She ...

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Start of Toyota production in Mississippi draws near

By DENNIS SEID of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo BLUE SPRINGS — At the 2 million-square-foot Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant, the first Corollas have already been made. But they’re not for sale just yet. The test cars are works in progress, allowing team members — Toyota’s term for its employees — to put their knowledge and training to ...

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