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Stennis Center linked to NASA selections for small business tech proposals

Two proposals being administered by the Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi are among the 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that NASA has selected to enable NASA’s future missions while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s Small ...

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George’s Girls put shopping skills to work

Ann Yarbrough and her three daughters have poured their passion and talent for shopping into a growing boutique on the beach in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Their shop, George’s Girls, started out modestly in November 2011 in a tiny portion of the rambling Maggie May’s collection of shops around the corner on Main Street. Expanding in size and merchandise ...

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With its multi-disciplines, Think Webstore delivers for its clients

Technology is changing everything, including advertising agencies, and Think Webstore is the need breed that combines multiple disciplines. This agency opened in Ridgeland in 2008 with a different premise — combining creative, technology and the business side for clients, and has already won Addy and Telly awards. President/CEO Bryan Carter says Think Webstore is a full-service marketing and media company, ...

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Innovate provides startup support

By becky Gillette I contributor mbj@msbusiness.com   Mississippi’s efforts to create a positive climate for new startup companies and in advanced manufacturing earned it two top five in the nation rankings this past year. Mississippi was ranked fifth in the nation for the most business startup activity in 2012, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. ...

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DOR issues advisory to businesses on Jackson's new higher sales tax

The new City of Jackson 1 percent sales tax goes into effect March 1 and applies to activities subject to the 7 percent (or more) retail sales tax with certain exceptions, including most groceries. Businesses should begin collecting the 1 percent additional tax from their customers on March 1. The Mississippi Department of Revenue advises that it is important for ...

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Gentiva Health to cut ‘hundreds’ of jobs, close 46 locations

Gentiva Health Services Inc., whose website lists 24 locations in Mississippi, including two in Fl,owood, says it is closing 46 of its home health-care locations across the country. Hundreds of clinicians and other health care professionals are expected to lose their jobs, the Atlanta-based company said in a report published Thursday by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Based on revenue, Gentiva ...

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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama's minimum wage hike order

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and how many future Mississippi companies ...

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Post Office mulls financial services to unbanked and under-banked

The United States Postal Service may expand its financial services beyond money orders and remittances, the Credit Union Times reported Thursday. “More than a quarter of Americans live partially or completely without access to mainstream financial services and are often forced to rely on costly services like payday loans or check cashing to cover their everyday expenses,” the USPS said ...

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Min Sang armed robbery is troubling

I know my fellow Greenvillians were saddened by the news of an armed robbery at Min Sang Grocery Store, while relieved to hear that the Sue brothers, though wounded, are fine. What is troubling is how long the store on Alexander Street has operated even as the neighborhoods around it have declined, and the blow it would be to the ...

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Target offers card holders free credit monitoring as fraud reaction grows

Target’s recent effort to regain the trust of its shoppers after a credit card security breach seems to have backfired. Customers, it seems, are still on edge when it comes to the retailer, the Huffington Post reports. The company was the victim of a security breach during the holiday shopping season that compromised around 40 million customer credit cards. In ...

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