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Tech Companies Banishing Extremists After Charlottesville

In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist ...

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Mississippi Photographers at Fischer Galleries, Kendra Scott and Jackson Eye Associates

Fischer Galleries, in conjunction with Lemuria Books, will host opening receptions and book signings for two famous Mississippi photographers on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Friday, Aug. 18.

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Coal Mine Layoffs Latest Fallout at Kemper Power Plant

The company that supplies lignite coal to Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant says it will lay off 75 workers at the mine.

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Jackson Airport Lawsuit Weakened, But Still On

The legal fight over who controls the Jackson airport continues outside the courtroom for now after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed three of the city of Jackson's initial claims ...

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Fired Engineer Sues, Saying Utility Retaliated Against Him

A fired engineer at a now-aborted Mississippi Power Co. plant sued the utility's parent company Tuesday, saying an order to reinstate him is being ignored.

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Monogram Hut, GJAC Mural, Kellogg Grant to International Museum of Muslim Cultures and Dependable Source Corp.

The Monogram Hut, which is a monogramming and embroidery business, opened at the Outlets of Mississippi on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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Report: Mississippi Moms Need More Workforce Training and Child Care

A new policy report from the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative shows that single, working mothers in Mississippi make far less than other types of families and still have to ...

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Federal Agency Seeks Penalties Against Mississippi Lender

A federal agency wants more penalties against a Mississippi payday lender, asking a federal judge to order the company and its owner to pay $8.3 million.

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UAW Defiant in Mississippi Loss as Union Opponents Celebrate

Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents ...

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Westin Hotel Opens in Downtown Jackson

The Westin Hotel in downtown Jackson officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 3, when city, county and state leaders gathered to cut the ribbon to the entrance of the new 203-room ...

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Nissan Workers in Mississippi Vote on Whether to Unionize

Workers at a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to bargain for them.

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Nissan: At the Union Crossroads

Poor ol' Mississippi, so poor it can't even keep its roads paved and bridges repaired, has thus far spent $1.3 billion on taxpayer subsidies to keep Nissan in Canton. Nissan ...

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Regulators Seek More Utility Work for Mississippi Companies

Mississippi regulators have finalized an effort to push utilities to do more to hire locally based companies.

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BRAVO! Remodeling, Jesse Houston at Fine & Dandy, Two Sister's Closes and Rankin on the Move

Jesse Houston, a well-known Jackson chef who helped the late Craig Noone open Parlor Market and most recently served as the executive chef at Saltine Oyster Bar, will now serve ...

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As Mississippi Vote Nears, Labor Board Says Nissan Broke Law

With a union election scheduled this week, the National Labor Relations Board is again charging that Nissan Motor Co. violated workers' rights at its Mississippi plant.