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U.S. GDP growth revised upward to 3.7 percent in second quarter

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The Associated Press The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds. The economy as measured by gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department ...

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Sanderson Farms fiscal performance takes hit from wobbly market

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By JACK WEATHERLY The outbreak of avian flu and other factors cut deeply into Sanderson Farms’ profits in the third fiscal quarter, the Laurel-based poultry producer and processor  said in a release on Tuesday. Net sales were $740 million for the fiscal third quarter, down from $768 million a year earlier. Net income fell  to $50.9 million, or $2.27 a ...

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Actuaries: Improving stock market boosts PERS' results

JACKSON — With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi’s main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year. Actuaries reported yesterday to the board of the Public Employees Retirement System that the funding percentage — the share of future obligations covered by current assets — rose to 61 percent as of June 30 from ...

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Hancock Fabrics' board votes to go private

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics says it plans to stop being a publicly traded company, allowing executives to focus on improving its business. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the change has been approved by the Hancock Fabrics board of directors and must be approved by shareholders in August. The company trades under the symbol HKFI, and shares closed at 96 ...

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Entergy releases first web-based, integrated report

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has released its 2013 online integrated report, combining material previously presented in the company’s annual report to shareholders and its annual sustainability report. “Producing one integrated report reinforces our belief that our stakeholders — owners, customers, employees and communities — are inextricably linked and that we must deliver sustainable value to all stakeholders in order ...

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TVA's pension fund shortfall affecting ratepayers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A shortfall in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s pension fund is affecting electric ratepayers. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press reports TVA has added nearly $1.3 billion from customers to the find since 2008 when investment markets tanked. However, the federal utility didn’t add any money to the fund in 2012. CFO John Thomas says he expects market ...

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Callon completes public offering, nets $65.7M

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has closed its previously announced public offering of nine million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $7.75 per share. Callon also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.35 million common shares on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments, if any. Callon ...

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More of the same from market

The trend will continue to be no trend for the foreseeable future With the economy showing signs of recovery, many people are wondering what the stock market will do in 2011. “In our view, the economy should continue on a slowly improving path in 2011, although high unemployment and weak housing are likely to remain headwinds,” says Terrell Kalmbach with ...

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Stocks climb after Citigroup tops forecasts

NEW YORK – An upbeat start to a busy week of earnings pushed stocks higher Monday. Citigroup Inc.’s better-than-expected results drove financial stocks higher, putting an end to a recent slide. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points in midday trading. Citigroup said fewer of its customers defaulted on loans, an encouraging sign that borrowers may be returning to ...

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Oil prices higher as stock markets rise

NEW YORK – Oil prices on Monday bounced back above $82 a barrel, as stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports. Benchmark crude for November delivery rose $1.25 to $82.50 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. At the pump, gas prices leveled off at a national average of $2.832 for a gallon of regular, down a fraction of a ...

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