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Banks Fined $2.5 Billion, to Plead Guilty to Market Rigging

Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007.

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Firefly Festival, Public Works Week and Merit Health

The Firefly Festival will take place Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music and entertainment throughout the evening and will serve as a ...

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Mississippi Power Files Rate Plans to Pay for Kemper Plant

Mississippi Power Co. has filed three proposals seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.

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Magnolia MMA, Liquid Light, New Stage and Baptist Health

Jackson martial artist Jeremiah Liddell opened Magnolia Mixed Martial Arts (826 Foley St.) one month ago with the intent of bringing a casual, friendly, diverse and inclusive learning environment for ...

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Verizon Barges into Online Video, Buying AOL for $4.4B

Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields.

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Beer Week at Saltine, Taylor Reed's Taco Shop and More

Chef Jesse Houston, owner of Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave. Suite 201), will celebrate American Craft Beer Week May 11-17 with seven days of beer-centric events featuring limited-release draft ...

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ACLU Launches Phase II of Police-Watching App

Police brutality? The ACLU of Mississippi has an app for that. Today, the ACLU rolled out the iOS version of its Mobile Justice Mississippi app.

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Dine and Dash, Sal & Phil's, and National Walk @ Lunch Day

The Downtown Business Association is hosting the Capitol Street Dine and Dash, an event celebrating the recent completion of new paving and landscaping work on the street and sidewalks of ...

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New Pizza Joints for Jackson, Cold Drip Coffee and Jackson Zoo Endowment Fund

This year's Best of Jackson winner for Best Local Pizza and Best Hangover Food, The Pizza Shack, has seen one store close and a few more open over the past ...

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New Chef at Anjou, SBA Small Business Awards and Mississippi Nutrition Program

Anjou Restaurant (361 Township Ave., Ridgeland) proprietor Anne Amelot-Holmes recently brought a familiar face into her restaurant's kitchen: her father, Christian Amelot.

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Big Tests for New JRA Members, Google Lawsuit Blocked, Boosting Youth-Owned Biz

Six months after Mayor Tony Yarber first introduced a slate of nominees for the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, the Jackson City Council approved four new JRA members at a special council ...

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Airbnb Offers Cuba Lodgings in Major US Business Expansion

The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration ...

Crime

Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Program

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, ...

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Lost Grocery, Lost Opportunity

Sociologists and the community activists who rallied to keep the Terry Road Kroger open have a phrase for the phenomenon that could befall the neighborhood that formerly housed the Kroger: ...

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Tangle Salon's Reincarnation, Donations for Students and Charities, New Electric Car Charge Stations

Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.) has teamed up with electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to provide Tesla Destination Charging, a service that provides free connectors that charge Tesla Model S ...

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