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Wine Spectator Honors Local Restaurants, Two Franchises Open

Recently, Wine Spectator honored a number of restaurants in Mississippi with its 2014 Restaurant Awards, which highlight the eateries around the globe that offer the best wine selections.

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Dollar Tree Steps Up Fight, Buys Family Dollar

Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up ...


Obama Wants Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship ...

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July Brings New Medical Developments to Jackson

UMMC was one of four medical centers in Mississippi to be recognized as "Most Wired" in the study. Others included St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson and North Mississippi Health Services ...


Mississippi Jobless Rate Rises to Worst in Nation

Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to worst in the nation at 7.9 percent in June, as the state's economic recovery lags behind others.

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Nissan: Part of New Supplier Park to be Complete this Year

Officials with Nissan North America's Canton assembly plant said that part of a supplier park, which the company broke ground on in 2013, is scheduled to be completed by the ...


Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on ...


New Guidelines Could Help Many Pregnant Workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

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New Wings, Oysters and Pastries for Jackson

The coming months are promising for any oyster lovers in Jackson, as two new oyster-centric restaurants will make their debut.

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Want to Limit Global Warming? Bring Cash

The world lacks not only the will, but the technology to achieve the deep carbon cuts needed to avert catastrophic climate change, according to a report presented to the United ...


Citigroup to Pay $7B in Subprime Mortgages Probe

Citigroup announced Monday that it will pay roughly $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped bring on the financial crisis.


US Appeals Granting of New Trial to Ex-BP Engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico ...

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Loving All Over Hobby Lobby

In September 2012, the American Family Association sent an action alert to its followers, urging them to support Hobby Lobby in its quest to deny insurance coverage of some contraception ...

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Spell Corporate Trouble

One of the basic problems that we have in this country is the structure of the modern corporation—particularly large, multi-national corporations.

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Local Food, Local Brews and Local Goods

The Mangia Bene restaurant group, which includes Sal and Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar and Broad Street Baking Company, will host two ...