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The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, where the central bank is expected to indicate it could cut interest rates in coming months. Futures for the Dow and S&P 500 are down about 0.1% on Wednesday, as is ...

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Counties win Excellerator Grants from Entergy Mississippi

Ten Mississippi counties will share $75,000 in grants for projects to make them more competitive among companies looking to establish or expand their operations. In its second year, Entergy Mississippi’s Excellerator Competitive Communities program, awarded grants for environmental site assessments, website development, marketing and more. “When our communities win, we all win,” said Ed Gardner, Entergy Mississippi director of business ...

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Molpus buys 26,786 acres in Idaho and Washington

MBJ staff The Molpus Woodlands Group LLC announced Monday the purchase of 26,786 acres of timberland in northern Idaho and eastern Washington for a client. The property is dominated by evergreen saw timber, the company said in a release. Molpus will manage manage the property from its Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office, which now manages 163,000 acres. Jackson-based Molpus, is a ...

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US retail sales crawl upward in Oct., led by online shopping

WASHINGTON — Americans ramped up their online shopping and restaurant spending in October, but barely-there inflation kept overall retail sales growth muted. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after being unchanged in September and August. Over the past 12 months, sales have risen 1.7 percent. Lower gasoline costs and meager ...

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Mississippi inmate seeks resumption of conjugal visits

JACKSON — A federal magistrate judge will determine if Mississippi inmates have a protected right to conjugal visits. An inmate makes that argument in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court against the Department of Corrections and former corrections chief Christopher Epps. Epps ended the more than a century-old practice of allowing conjugal visits for inmates on Jan. 31, 2014. ...

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Wicker named chairman of Senate seapower subcommittee

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has been named chairman of the Senate seapower subcommittee. The announcement was made Thursday by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz. The Subcommittee on Seapower is responsible for Navy and Marine Corps programs and procurement, maritime issues, and strategic lift programs for the Department of Defense Wicker says the subcommittee’s duty ...

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House GOP forcing 2016 debate on Social Security's finances

WASHINGTON — House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security’s disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the middle of the next presidential campaign. The House has adopted a procedural rule that could force lawmakers to tackle the issue by the end of 2016, when the program ...

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Ole Miss rated best tailgate spot in the nation

Before football games at Ole Miss, one of the best parties in the South is held on 10 grassy acres shaded by dozens of hulking oak trees in the middle of campus. Under canvass tents, women in dresses and high-heeled shoes mingle with men wearing pressed khakis and starched dress shirts. The buffet tables are covered with checkered cloths and ...

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