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Settlement reached in tainted Chinese drywall case

NEW ORLEANS — A settlement outlined yesterday between a major manufacturer of Chinese-made drywall and homebuilders who used the tainted product in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi could affect anywhere from 800 to 1,500 homes, attorneys said. Lawyers called it a significant step toward resolving problems with some 10,000 buildings blamed on the drywall. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Bruce Steckler said the ...

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Mississippi Power wants rate hike, mainly for Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. has filed documents with state regulators for a net rate increase of 11.35 percent. The company says customer impact will vary with electricity usage. Company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday to the Public Service Commission. Duvall says two were for increases and one was for a decrease in ...

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Personhood supporters form political action committee

NEW ALBANY — Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, have formed a political action committee (PAC) to help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters. The Mississippi personhood amendment was defeated by voters Nov. 8. Les Riley and the board of Personhood Mississippi announced Wednesday that they have created the Personhood Mississippi Political ...

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Big dollars await states with cyber sales tax collections

You can bet a $300 million windfall would cheer up Mississippi’s Revenue Estimating Committee when it convenes this month to set estimates on state collections of taxes and fees. The $300 million is the National Conference of State Legislatures’ estimate on the amount of money Mississippi loses each year by not taxing certain online and catalog sales. So why not ...

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Online sales tax collections would entail revamp of state system

Forcing online retail giants like Amazon and Overstock to collect sales taxes from customers would require a tradeoff that Mississippi is not yet prepared to make. On one hand, the state could gain in the neighborhood of $300 million annually. But on the other, it would need to revamp its sales tax system to meet the specification set by Congress, ...

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Kindle DX — beginning or end?

By WALLY NORTHWAY MBJ Staff Writer wally.northway@msbusiness.com Amazon’s new e-reader continues to get mixed reviews Depending on one’s perspective, Amazon.com’s new Kindle DX is either the beginning of something great or just another “e-reader” destined for early entry into electronic gadget graveyard. Amazon has made significant improvements to the Kindle, and it has adopted a new marketing strategy in the ...

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