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US declines to label China a currency manipulator

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The Obama administration declined Tuesday to label China a currency manipulator, noting that it has let the yuan rise nearly 10 percent in value against the dollar since June 2010.

 

 

Review: Kabul Bank sent millions of dollars abroad

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Hundreds of millions of dollars from Kabul Bank were spirited out of Afghanistan -- some smuggled in airline food trays -- to bank accounts in more than two dozen

 

 

AP Exclusive: Disney, Sears used factory in fire

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Clothing and order books found at a Bangladeshi factory where a fire killed 112 people show that it was making clothing for Disney, Wal-Mart, Sears and other Western brands.

 

Creativity helps MUW light up for Christmas

Posted 11/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Christmas in a big way this year, beginning what campus officials hope will become a community-wide, annual tradition.

Buffett urges Congress to raise taxes on wealthy

Posted 11/27/2012 in National

Billionaire Warren Buffett is again calling for higher taxes on the "ultrarich" and he's urging Congress to compromise on spending cuts and tax increases.

Columbus man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Posted 11/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court Monday.

Growing pains: Enrollment spike presents a challenge for Starkville schools

Posted 11/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District has seen a five-percent increase in student enrollment over the past two years, and though this hardly comes as a surprise to district officials, classroom space is becoming an issue, particularly in the elementary schools.

 

Arrest report 11-27-12 for Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Big bill for levee upkeep comes to New Orleans

Posted 11/27/2012 in Area

In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans' flood-control leaders, there's an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead.

Growing animal rescue group is work of teen actor

Posted 11/27/2012 in National

The person behind one of the country's fastest-growing animal rescues can't even vote yet. And neither can most of the people leading its 10 chapters across the nation.

 

Schools exploring other bread suppliers after Hostess closing

Posted 11/27/2012 in State

Dozens of Mississippi school districts are looking for a new supplier for bread and rolls as the shutdown of Hostess impacts lunchrooms.

 

Live or artificial: Christmas tree time has arrived

Posted 11/26/2012 in Area

It's that time of year when the twinkling of Christmas tree lights can be seen in nearly every home. Trees decorated with tinsel and homemade ornaments, with presents nestled under the branches, are proudly displayed in living rooms.

Student entrepreneur? Waycaster has an app for that

Posted 11/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ross Waycaster said he knew from an early age that he would be working with computers, in some fashion, for the rest of his life. He started building websites at age 12.

 

Analysis: Corrections, Medicaid deficits ahead

Posted 11/26/2012 in State

Mississippi legislators head into the 2013 session knowing they have deficits to address in corrections and Medicaid.

 

 

Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

 

 

Approaching fiscal cliff: Tax them, not us, groups say

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts. But raising tax rates -- a White House priority -- is out of the question, the group adds.

 

When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role

Posted 11/26/2012 in National

Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box.

 

Local retailers battle football, big box stores

Posted 11/24/2012 in Area

Over the last few years, there has been a national movement to support small business. Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday and encourages shoppers to shop local and support members of their community by shopping at small, locally-owned businesses instead of big national chain stores.

 

 

South not so solid for GOP

Posted 11/24/2012 in National

Late on election night, a small melee erupted at the University of Mississippi here when a group of white students frustrated by the reelection of President Obama marched outside and began shouting racial slurs at African-American students.

 

 

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