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Franchising gains popularity as stock market alternative

Some people who are tired of seeing their savings in the stock market dwindle with each quarterly statement are now opting for a different investing opportunity, buying a franchise. The Web site FranchiseOpportunities.com estimates about a third of new franchise owners are people who have become disenchanted with the stock market, and are looking to franchising to get a better ...

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State budget problems, higher ed funding cuts spark exodus

Mississippi, quite simply, is a seeing a bleeding of intellectual capital. Frustrated by continuing budget cuts and average salaries that are the lowest in the country, some of the best and brightest university professors and researchers are leaving for greener pastures elsewhere. In the past three years the number of resignations and retirements at state universities have increased 167.1%. In ...

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