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Hispanic homebuyers: A wave to lift the housing industry?

At a time when the housing industry needs an infusion of hope, the demographic gods are poised to unleash what some realtors, lenders and builders say will be the industry’s salvation: waves of young Hispanic workers and families hungry for houses of their own. For the moment, however, holding back that salvation are such economic factors as tight credit and ...

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Indictments against former Eaton engineers dropped

JACKSON — Federal prosecutors in Mississippi have dropped criminal cases against five aerospace engineers who had been accused of stealing trade secrets. Senior U.S. District Judge William Barbour dismissed indictments against the men Wednesday. The charges of taking trade secrets from Eaton Corp. when they left to go to work for what is now called Triumph Aerospace had been brought ...

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Mississippi included in Michael Foods egg recall list

MINNETONKA, Minn. — A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination. Michael Foods, of Minnetonka, is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states. The eggs carry six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, Silverbrook and Wholesome Farms. The ...

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Mild temps reduce electricity sales for TVA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority said a mild winter so far has reduced electricity sales by 5 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year and will cause the utility to reconsider expenditures for the rest of the year. The utility said in a news release on Friday that its first quarterly report to the Securities and ...

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TVA chief operating officer McCollum to retire

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s chief operating officer, 60-year-old Bill McCollum, says he will retire June 30. McCollum announced his plans in a Wednesday telephone call with reporters. As chief operating officer, McCollum oversees management of power production, transmission, power trading and resource management programs. McCollum said he plans for the next six months to mainly work on capital project planning. ...

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Jackson State hires first female AD

JACKSON — Jackson State University has hired Vivian Fuller as its first female athletic director. University President Carolyn Meyers introduced Fuller at a news conference Wednesday. The 56-year-old Fuller replaces Bob Braddy. The Clarion-Ledger reports Fuller’s salary was not immediately available. Braddy had made $100,000. The daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, Fuller has spent eight years at Sojourner-Douglass College, ...

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Mississippi leaders see opportunity to match success of Georgia, N.C.

More than three out of four of Mississippi’s business and civic leaders believe the state in coming years can duplicate the economic success achieved by Georgia and North Carolina. At the same time, however, nearly half think their children must leave Mississippi to find a “good job.” Those are a pair of key findings of a Mississippi Economic Council survey ...

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