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D.C.-based tax policy group has ear of legislative leaders

By BOBBY HARRISON The study committee formed in the summer by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to make recommendations to the full Legislature on possible changes to the state tax structure apparently will depend on the Washington D.C.-based Tax Foundation for most of its information. The specially appointed committee, consisting of legislators and a representative of Gov. ...

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Global stocks mixed over US presidential race concerns

Global stock markets were mixed Thursday, bogged down by concerns over the outcome of next week’s U.S. presidential election and ahead of the Bank of England’s policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX dipped 0.05 percent to 10,365.37 in early trading, while France’s CAC 40 was up 0.3 percent at 4,426.42. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.2 percent higher to ...

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Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

Stocks were on pace for a seventh consecutive day of losses on Wednesday, as worries over the U.S. presidential election and weaker oil prices shook investor confidence. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but suggested that it was moving closer to raising them. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,987 as ...

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Stocks are flat in morning trade as US election looms

Stocks are flat to slightly higher in morning trading on Monday, helped by positive economic data and investors reacting positively to a series of big mergers announced over the weekend. Investors also continue to watch the day-to-day developments of the U.S. presidential election, which is slightly more than a week away. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell three ...

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Stocks give up gains on FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails

U.S. stocks quickly turned lower Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails found in a probe of a private server that belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That injected a note of uncertainty just a week and a half before the presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 60 points, ...

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$7 million in projects planned in Mississippi Delta

More than $7.2 million will soon be invested in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Regional Authority and its federal and state partners are investing the money into strengthening Mississippi’s workforce, infrastructure and economy. Chris Masingill, the organizations co-chairman, said Wednesday in a news release they to invest in the construction of a new levee in Natchez, a new Amtrak platform ...

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State economists lower growth forecast for rest of year

  By TED CARTER Mississippi’s state economists have pulled back on an already-weak economic forecast for the rest of 2016, projecting that the state’s economy will grow only 1.5 percent instead of the 1.6 percent previously predicted. The new report from state economists includes at least some good news on jobs, forecasting a 1 percent increase in payroll employment for the ...

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