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Russ joins MDA, to lead Existing Industry and Business Division

When the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) set out to look for a new director for its Existing Industry and Business Division (EIBD), it knew it needed a proven commodity. The state’s lead economic development organization has long focused on assisting Mississippi’s existing businesses, and the EIBD is arguably the agency’s most important division. So, the position required a seasoned veteran, ...

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Worried about ID theft? ‘Buy a shredder… shred everything’

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was founded in 1914 through the Federal Trade Commission Act, one of former President Woodrow Wilson’s major policy initiatives, and has grown into a behemoth of an agency charged with the elimination of unfair business practices and consumer protection. The Commission carries out its mission by investigating complaints by businesses or consumers. Its biggest targets ...

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Security Credit Services taking delinquent debt, turning into profit

If you’ve glanced at your latest 401(k) statement, you know that the current economic climate has wreaked havoc on traditional investment portfolios. But while the blue chips falter, one alternative investment is actually earning returns during the downturn. The market for investing in delinquent debt portfolios has never been stronger, and one Oxford company aims to help Mississippi investors get ...

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