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Read the Dec. 26 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — The 2011 MBJ YEAR IN REVIEW: See what the Mississippi Business Journal chose as its top stories. Also in this week’s paper: >> KEEP YOUR RESOLUTION: Jackson running guru Jeff Seabold gives inventive hints for the new year >> RETIREMENT: Changing PERS board’s makeup could spark high-profile fight — by TED CARTER >> ALL BUSINESS: ...

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Honorable Mention: Haley, the RGA and the Kemper Plant

There are reasons that Barbour is for the plan Since he assumed office in 2003, people have speculated about whether Mississippi Governor and political powerhouse Haley Barbour would run for president. Over the past several months Barbour effectively campaigned for Republican governors as the chair of the Republican Governors Association. He made appearances on behalf of GOP candidates from Oklahoma ...

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Honorable Mention: Pro-Business wants go unheard by State’s voters

National wave of anti-everything swept through Mississippi Unless your name was Bennie Thompson, November’s midterm elections in Mississippi were a bad time to be a Democratic incumbent. First District Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, lost after serving only one term. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, lost after having represented the Fourth District for more than 20 years. Childers and Taylor both lost ...

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Kemper’s coal

Mississippi Power finally had its way with the state’s Public Service Commission On June 3, regulators granted Mississippi Power Company a certificate of public convenience and necessity to build its $2.4-billion clean coal plant in Kemper County, on which the company broke ground last week. The approval came after extensive hearings in February, a conditional approval passed by the Commission ...

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It’s the economy

Mississippi’s bankers and lenders can’t seem to get out of each other’s way as state appears to be late in the recession and out Late both coming and going — that’s how economists of the future will detail Mississippi’s experience with the Great Recession. While tardy to settle into the economic slump that beset much of the nation starting in ...

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Back in business

After announcing no immediate plans to finish the Blue Springs plant in 2009, Toyota made amends in 2010 with plan to open After about 18 months in recession-imposed limbo, Toyota announced in June that it was resuming preparations to open its facility in Blue Springs (“Toyota resumes prepping for Blue Springs plant,” MBJ June 17). Toyota hopes to have the ...

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BP oil disaster

Deepwater Horizon gaff, which killed 11, had economic impact on Mississippi Coast as well as national and international politics On April 20, Mississippians learned that the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 50 miles south of the Louisiana Coast had exploded costing 11 lives. While tragic, it seemed far away from the Magnolia State. However, the ...

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Tornadoes, drought and more weather

It seems Mississippians couldn’t catch a break from Mother Nature in 2010 Three days after BP’s oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, Yazoo City was on the business end of one of the worst tornadoes in Mississippi’s modern era. The EF4 twister packed winds of more than 160 miles per hour. It destroyed 200 homes, killed four people ...

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