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NRC names Memorial Hospital among best in nation — again

GULFPORT — For the eighth consecutive year, National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized Memorial Hospital at Gulfport among the nation’s top hospitals as a 2014/15 Consumer Choice Award winner. NRC has honored hospitals whose healthcare consumers have rated as having the best quality and image nationally. Memorial was selected as having the highest quality, best image/reputation, best doctors and best ...

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Report: Mississippi has worst child poverty rate in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Children’s Defense Fund analysis of new 2013 state data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals child poverty rates remain at record high levels, and Mississippi leads the nation in impoverished children. Children are the poorest age group, and the poorest are children of color and those under 6, according to the Children’s Defense Fund. Two ...

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NRF: Retail sales increased nationwide in most categories

WASHINGTON — Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said, “Retail sales increased in most categories and sectors as consumers took to stores to ...

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NRF: Winter weather puts freeze on retail sales

WASHINGTON — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country, according to the National Retail Federation. January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Following a solid holiday sales season, it ...

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Census: State's supplemental poverty level lower than official rate

WASHINGTON — The nation’s poverty rate was 16.0 percent in 2012, unchanged from 2011, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2012 rate was higher than the official measure of 15.0 percent. The official poverty rate in 2012 was also not significantly different from the corresponding rate in 2011. Unlike the official poverty ...

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A detailed look at state

Mississippi is marked by pockets of financial comfort and regions of poverty, American Community Survey finds An extensive five-year survey by the U.S. Census Bureau lends weight to the belief that two Mississippi’s have developed within the state, one with relative prosperity and the other with hard-edged poverty. The study, for instance, found the Delta is finishing the first decade ...

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Private, non-residential construction slumping

Private non-residential construction spending fell by 0.5 percent in June, according to the August 3 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-over-year basis, private non-residential construction is down 4.8 percent from June 2008. Overall, total non-residential construction spending, including both private and public, is up 0.1 percent from May 2009 to $711.9 billion, but down 0.7 percent from ...

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