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Regions closes Morgan Keegan sale to Raymond James

Regions Financial Corp. has completed its sale of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. and related affiliates to Raymond James Financial Inc. for about $1.2 billion. Regions’ trust and institutional investment management businesses are not included in the sale and will operate within Regions’ Wealth Management organization. Regions President &d CEO Grayson Hall said the sale fits Regions’ plan to expand ...

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State's immigration bill has same provisions blocked in federal court

If enacted, Mississippi’s proposed anti-immigration law could encounter the same legal obstacles from federal judges who last week blocked two provisions of Alabama’s law. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order temporarily halting a section that says courts can’t enforce contracts involving illegal immigrants and another that makes it a felony for an illegal immigrant to do ...

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52% of Ms. GOP voters believe Obama a Muslim, poll finds

Where Mississippi Republicans are getting their facts is unclear, but it’s clear that the majority of them have their facts wrong. Here’s the dirty lowdown: President Obama is not a Muslim. Nonetheless, more than half of Mississippi’s Republicans voters believe he is a Muslim, even though he attended Christian churches for decades and has said time after time he is ...

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GOP comes to Mississippi

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. Phil Bryant and numerous state ...

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‘Catholic Day’ or not, Bryant to vow immigration crackdown support

By Ted Carter Gov. Phil Bryant will gather in the Capitol Wednesday with Tea Party allies to detail progress on giving Mississippi an “Alabama-style” law to keep undocumented immigrants from working in the state. The 1:30 p.m. joint press conference with the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement and the Mississippi Tea Party could present some awkwardness because of ...

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New prison is expected to provide economic boost for region

YAZOO CITY — Federal officials have proposed spending $28.4 million next year to run a high-security federal prison in Yazoo City. Local and congressional officials hope the prison will boost the region’s economy. Federal justice officials tell The Clarion-Ledger construction of the 1,216-bed facility is nearly complete. They say it should be ready to open early next year. Low- and ...

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County officially objects to making e

DESOTO COUNTY — DeSoto County has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list it as “nonattainment” on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal DeSoto County officials also want the EPA to abandon a “misguided” proposal to list the county with Memphis as falling short on ozone standards. DeSoto County officials and members of the Mississippi congressional delegation have ...

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