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Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mexican coast. The storm threatens to bring potentially deadly flash floods and mudslides to parts of eastern Mexico. Its maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The depression is centered about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving ...

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded that wildlife tourism is extremely ...

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Texas developer frustrated by latest Jackson convention hotel deal

An Austin, Texas, hotel development company says it feels slighted that the City of Jackson is not giving it an opportunity to make a proposal to build a convention center hotel. The hotel opportunity instead is going to Tampa, Fla.’s Robinson Callen Development in a $60-million deal the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved on June 18 that so far JRA executive ...

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Bryant ranks 14th for job growth among U.S. governors

It looks like Phil Bryant is doing an OK job as governor, if you are looking at job growth statistics Bryant ranks 14th in the U.s. in job creation among all current U.S. governors during their respective terms, according to a new report from On Numbers. On Numbers, a group endorsed by the Memphis Business Journal, analyzed private-sector employment levels ...

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, Neel-Schaffer said in a released ...

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James Rollins new CEO at BancorpSouth

TUPELO — James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo. Rollins will succeed Aubrey B. Patterson, BancorpSouth’s current CEO, on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Rollins has served as president and chief operating officer at Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, since April 2006. Rollins served as senior vice ...

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Entergy net income rises on hurricane tax ruling

NEW YORK — Entergy Corp.’s net income rose 16 percent in the second quarter after the power company received favorable tax terms on financing costs for fixing damage to lines and equipment caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The increase also reflected stronger sales to Entergy’s utility customers. The New Orleans-based company reported Tuesday that its net income rose to ...

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BP pays $5.4M to settle gender bias claims

WASHINGTON — Oil giant BP is paying $5.4 million to settle claims that some of its contractors refused to hire women to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the agreement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. covers female workers in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. There has been no official ...

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Report: U.S. economy will depend on trillion-dollar Hispanic ‘niche’

The explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population should be making consumer-products companies rich, but instead, it is leaving them confused. The U.S. Latino community, already a $1 trillion annual consumer market comprising 52 million people (out of a total U.S. population of 311 million), is on course to grow by another 50 percent in buying power by 2015. While ...

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