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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings. Week of May 18: Baozun Inc. – Shanghai, China, 11 million American depositary shares, each representing 3 class A ordinary shares, priced $12 to $14, managed by Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and BofA Merrill Lynch. ...

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US says Gulf oil spill could last 100 years

WASHINGTON — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem. Taylor Energy Company, which owned the platform and a cluster ...

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Harrison GOP says state party interfered in mayor’s race

BILOXI — The Harrison County Republican Executive Committee is protesting what it calls the state party’s interference in the Biloxi mayor’s race. Chairman Frank Genzer of Biloxi told The Sun Herald that local Republicans are upset about a letter from state Chairman Joe Nosef that questioned the GOP credentials of Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. Gilich won a special election Tuesday with ...

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Nonprofit buys 170 acres from developer for endangered frogs

A Mississippi environmental nonprofit has bought more than 170 acres of land from a residential development to reforest and protect as critical habitat for the critically endangered Mississippi gopher frog. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain will replant it in longleaf pine as habitat for the burrowing frogs and other rare animals, according to a news release Thursday ...

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Bryant tells grads there is a ‘bit of Superman in us all’

POPLARVILLE — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is encouraging community college graduates to find their inner superhero. The Sun Herald reports that Bryant spoke Thursday during commencement at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville. He told the crowd that he believes “there’s a little bit of Superman in us all.” He says he became a Superman fan when he was a ...

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Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

JACKSON — Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican lawmakers have joined as sponsors of a bill that will also provide additional revenue for Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would amend a 2006 law to open parts ...

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Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

HATTIESBURG — Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer. The outpouring of support for the family of Patrolman Benjamin J. Deen has come from across the country, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said. Services were being held at Temple Baptist ...

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Biloxi mayor-elect names head of transition team

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor-elect Andrew Gilich has named F. Cliff Kirkland to head his transition team. Vincent Creel, Biloxi public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald Gilich likely will be sworn in next week. His public inauguration will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Biloxi Civic Center. The Biloxi Election Commission certified the election late Tuesday night. Gilich received ...

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Helicopter crash survivor sues for unspecified damages

GULFPORT — A Montana man injured in a helicopter crash in the DeSoto National Forest in south Mississippi has sued the manufacturers of the helicopter and the engine. Named as defendants are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the helicopter’s manufacturer, and Rolls-Royce Corp., which makes and distributes the 250-C30P turbo-shaft engine. Both are based in Delaware. “Our initial investigation, which included ...

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