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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted 7/11/2014 in Business

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

 

Browning on Business: New speakeasy to open in downtown Starkville

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

A new bar is coming to downtown Starkville. The Guest Room is slated to open next month. It will be located in the refurnished basement of Restaurant Tyler, which is located at 100 E. Main St.

 

Building permits 7-10-14

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

 

 

PC shipment slump bottoms out

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

 

 

Ignition switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

Posted 7/8/2014 in Business

General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

 

 

Subaru recalls 660K vehicles for brake line rust

Posted 7/4/2014 in Business

Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.

 

Browning on Business: New tenant on Main Street in Columbus

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Main Street in Columbus has a new tenant. The law firm of Crowell Gillis & Cooper is now located at 322 Main St.

 

Building permits 7-3-14

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Marriages and divorces 7-3-14

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

 

 

Supersized: Behemoth TVs start to take off

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Supersized isn't just for french fries.

 

 

Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.

 

 

Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

Posted 7/2/2014 in Business

T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.

 

 

Analysts predict slower June sales for GM

Posted 6/27/2014 in Business

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.

 

Browning on Business: Where to get your 'crazy' fireworks

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

"It's crazy." That's what Deborah Turman said Wednesday when talking about this time of year. Turman has sold fireworks in Lowndes County for nearly three decades.

 

Building permits 6-26-14

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Marriages and divorces 6-26-14

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Ruling could help U.S. become major oil exporter

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.

 

 

Why a grim U.S. economic picture is brightening

Posted 6/25/2014 in Business

When the government updates its estimate today of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.

 

Ni hao, y'all: U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Posted 6/25/2014 in Business

Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.

 

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