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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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MBJ wins 14 awards in MPA newspaper contest

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including eight first place awards and finished second in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest at the IP Biloxi Resort and Casino. The MBJ competed in the Weekly Division B category along with other mid-size weeklies. Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work published in 2013. Staff writer ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Whole Foods is a good buy

Editor: Ahead of the pending opening of Whole Foods Market in Jackson, Ted Carter wrote in a column that John Mackey, founder and co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods, has put his “ego ahead of shareholders” due to Mackey’s statements in opposition to the Affordable Care Act.    Mr. Carter’s piece had many statements about Mr. Mackey and Whole Foods which I ...

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CARTER: In-depth news package on mortgages in Mississippi

Click below to read through a series of stories by MBJ staff writer Ted Carter on mortgages in Mississippi. You can find out more in the July 26 issue of the Mississippi Business Journal >>Bursting balloons: New mortgage rules may deflate non-traditional lending >>Balloon mortgages will live on in rural Mississippi counties >>Meeting qualified loan rules may open banks to ...

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Meeting qualified loan rules may open banks to discrimination scrutiny

Adhering closely to the new mortgage lending rules of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could get Mississippi banks into hot water with examiners who scrutinize banks’ community reinvestment and fair lending practices. Mortgage lending rules that kick in on Jan. 10 designate mortgages as qualified and not-so-qualified. Issuing qualified mortgages that meet conditions for conforming mortgage loans gives lenders ...

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Doctors, hospitals divided over Medicaid expansion

Associations representing hospital executives and physicians appear to be on opposite sides on whether to greatly enlarge the state’s Medicaid rolls. The Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what it says are the anxieties of the ...

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Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided then to put her knack ...

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CB Richard Ellis brings its global network to Jackson

Global commercial real estate firm CB Richard Ellis has set up shop in the metro Jackson market, having recruited a trio of longtime Jackson commercial real estate professionals to join the firm’s Grant Ridgway for the opening of an office at 10 Canebrake in Flowood. The arrival of CB Richard Ellis gives Jackson access to an international network that “was ...

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Mississippi Business Journal wins 5 APME awards

The Mississippi Business Journal won five awards during the weekend in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors newspaper contest. Staff writer Stephen McDill captured a first-place in feature writing for “Moog Master,” a story on Madison engineer Bill Hemsath who invented the Minimoog, a first-generation modern synthesizer. Staff writer Clay Chandler took a second place in sports enterprise writing for ...

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Mississippi job levels fall to an alarming 17-year low

Mississippi’s job levels sank to their lowest levels since 1996 last year and ended the year looking slightly worse than 2011, the first quarter Mississippi Economic Outlook reports. The January report from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning was not all gloom, however. Leading indicators such as retail sales, tax collections and housing starts have trended upwards since July. Both ...

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