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Study says Nissan subsidies total $1.33B; MDA says overestimated

CANTON — A study paid for by the United Auto Workers finds state and local governments may provide Nissan Motor Co.’s Mississippi plant with nearly $850 million in tax breaks over 30 years, plus $400 million in cash aid. The report estimates Mississippi will pay $90 million in interest on money borrowed to aid Nissan, bringing total subsidies to $1.33 ...

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FNC index: Housing sees 13th consecutive price increase

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows the U.S. housing market continued to recover, recording in March the 13th consecutive price increase. In recent months, the ongoing housing recovery has maintained its pace with steady and persistent gains in home prices despite signs of continued job market weakness and soft economic growth, according to the mortgage technology ...

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Study: State sees manufacturing growth, but…

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast improved slightly on the strength of higher new orders, production and employment, staying ahead of the national index, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business. “Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana experienced growth during April,” said Don ...

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MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between $105 billion and $201 billion ...

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Study finds in-home care costs continuing to spiral

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In its 10th year, the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive care at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility-based care such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, while the cost ...

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Report gives impact of extension service, experiment stations

STARKVILLE — The South’s extension service and experiment station systems are still relevant nearly a century after they were founded. This according to a new report released by an Ohio-based charitable trust. Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and BioDimensions, an independent research and development organization, released results of a study of the economic impact Extension Service and Experiment Station systems have ...

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State tops list for longest wait-time to see doctor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Time spent in the waiting room is often a benchmark when patients consider choosing a doctor. According to a Vitals annual report analyzing U.S. trends in patient care, the shortest average physician wait time in 2012 actually increased more than a full minute from 2011. And, Mississippi leads the nation in time spent waiting on treatment. Alaska ...

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Governor vetoes school board study legislation

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill calling for a study of elected local school boards. Some lawmakers had wanted all local school board members to be chosen by voters, in part because boards can raise taxes. Today, county school board members are elected, while some city school boards are entirely appointed and others are a mix of ...

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State could study the structure of school boards

JACKSON — The House has given final passage to a bill to study the structure of local school boards. House members voted 66-50 for Senate Bill 2141 yesterday. It now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval. If approved, the study by a 13-member panel could take until 2015. Lawmakers had originally considered requiring all local school board members ...

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Duck study could shape conservation, management programs

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Results from a Mississippi State University study of mallard ducks in the state’s South Delta revealed information that could help shape conservation and habitat management programs. For several years, Brian Davis, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and researcher in MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center, has been studying how mallards use the ...

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