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Analysis: Nearly all tar balls in Alabama from BP spill

GULF COAST — A new chemical analysis shows that virtually all the tar balls now washing on to the Alabama coast are directly linked to the BP oil spill more than two years ago. The report by Auburn University says that tar balls caused by the spill are hundreds to thousands of times more common than another type of asphalt-like ...

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FNC: U.S. home prices up year-over-year for first time since bust

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates U.S. residential property values continue to climb, capturing a fifth consecutive monthly gain as the result of rising demand. More notably the index shows that for the first time since the housing market collapsed in 2007, home prices are beginning to recover on a year-over-year basis, highlighting a major turning point ...

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Hunters could see bounty year as duck numbers hit record high

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — If the weather cooperates, Mississippi duck hunters could be on track for a season that leaves them talking for years to come. According to the recently released Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Canadian Wildlife Service, the North American breeding duck population is at a record high with 48.6 million ...

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Entergy: Consultant's report supports MISO membership

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. says Mississippi stands to gain from a proposal by the utility to join a large regional transmission organization. This is according to a recent analysis by Mississippi Public Service Commission consultants Bates White, LLC, Entergy reports. The consulting firm was hired by the MPSC to provide an independent analysis of Entergy Mississippi’s proposal to join ...

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Report: Small businesses account for nearly half of state's jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Office of Advocacy has released the annual Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories. This is the 16th year Advocacy has published a state-by-state profile of American small business for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The Mississippi profile uses the most recent data available to provide details about the state’s ...

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Report: Mississippians have lowest tax burden in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi residents enjoy the lowest tax burden in the nation, according to a ranking by Bloomberg. The multinational financial news corporation ranked states based on income, property, consumption and inheritance taxes, along with taxes on retirement investments. Bloomberg ranked Mississippi ahead of South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Alaska, which took the second through fifth place rankings, respectively. ...

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PERS Study Commission cannot hit report deadline

JACKSON — The wait for the report from the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Study Commission will be longer than expected. The Governor’s Office announced the Nov. 15 deadline would be missed. The statement from the governor reads: “Due to the complicated nature of the review of the state Public Employees’ Retirement System, the PERS Study Commission has advised me ...

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Mississippians more optimistic about economy, researchers puzzled

STARKVILLE — Mississippians were more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole in the third quarter of the year, but key economic indicators in the state were still lackluster. The latest Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment showed only a 0.1-point rise in confidence, taking the MSICS to a value of 76.6. This reading remains ...

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