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Mississippi economic growth continues, but slower

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi is on track to have its second consecutive year of growth in its gross domestic product, though the outlook has cooled in the first half of 2016. Two straight years of growth would be the first since 2008, when the national recession started, according to a report from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s University Research ...

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Sales tax growth ‘very worrying,’ state’s senior economist warns

That spring dip in both the national and Mississippi economy lingered in the Magnolia State through the summer, causing Mississippians to slow their retail spending. September spending showed a slight rise but still fell short of estimates. The state Department of Revenue reports sales tax revenues for July and August dropped below the same months of the previous year and ...

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