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Errors and record mismanagement can be costly

It’s the little things that can get taxpayers. Simple math errors, poor penmanship or hurriedly filling out your tax form at the last minute account for loads of filing errors. And those slip ups, which typically happen with paper returns, give the Internal Revenue Service another opportunity to tout the benefits of filing taxes electronically. “We strongly suggest that people ...

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It’s all about food and friendship

As always, the dishes will be delicious and the presentations will be pleasing to the eyes at this year’s EXPO Business After Hours. It all begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. and goes until around 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart. About a dozen restaurants and caterers will participate in the Business and Technology EXPO event, serving their best ...

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Previous Business Women honorees continue to make contributions

This year’s Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO will feature the first 50 Women Alumni Breakfast on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. The annual 50 Women program honors a group of dynamic business leaders for their significant contributions to the state’s economy and quality of life. Not surprisingly, these powerful decision-makers continue using their talent and influence in their companies and communities ...

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EXPO marks 30-year milestone

The 2013 Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event, will mark its 30th anniversary milestone April 4 at the Trade Mart Building in Jackson. Thousands of attendees are expected to take in more than 100 exhibits, attend free seminars and take part in several special events throughout the day. The EXPO is presented by longtime sponsor ...

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Women & the wage gap

For all of the progress made to close the wage gap between men and women, there’s still a big gap when paychecks are compared. Women who worked full time year-round earned 74 percent of what men earned in Mississippi in 2009. For black and Hispanic women in the state, the gap is even wider. That’s just one bullet point in ...

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Minorities & the wage gap

The gap between what black and white Mississippi workers earn is still substantial, despite 25 years of advances for African American Mississippians. That’s the bottom line of a report on the economic status of African Americans in the state by Dr. Marianne Hill, senior economist at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Blacks make up 37 percent of the state ...

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Retro fit program finds takers on Gulf Coast

The Coastal Retrofit Mississippi program, funded by $27 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covers about 90 percent of the retrofit costs. MEMA’s Mike Ferdinand said the program has about 1,354 active applicants and about 100 retrofits have been completed. Sixty-five homes are awaiting final FEMA approval before going to construction. Thirty retrofits are underway. “Some are relatively new ...

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Act now before storm season

If you think preparing for storm season only means stocking up on extra drinking water and food or filling your gas tank, you are missing a very important step in your preparations. You should get to know your insurance policy. Knowing what’s covered and what’s not can save you a world of trouble and possibly a lot of money if ...

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Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard was bought by Litton Industries ...

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MSBDC project assists the new and existing

The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers have been providing a helping hand to start ups and existing businesses since the 1980s in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The MSBDC’s lead operation and administrative offices are housed at the University of Mississippi and there are seven centers and 17 counselors statewide. Over the last three fiscal years, from 2010 ...

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