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FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

 

 

Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.

 

 

GM expert: 19 deaths eligible for compensation

Posted 9/16/2014 in Business

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company.

 

Browning on Business: Two new restaurant options open in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

Starkville is getting a restaurant for people who want to eat healthy, locally-grown food.

 

Business brief: Hodo hired

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

 

 

American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-11-14

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

 

 

Building permits 9-11-14

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

 

 

Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

Posted 9/11/2014 in Business

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.

 

Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

Posted 9/10/2014 in Business

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

 

Apple to reveal its next big thing

Posted 9/9/2014 in Business

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing today in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

 

Browning on Business: New hotel, Columbus Starbucks to open in coming weeks

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

The Hyatt Place in Columbus will open by mid-November. Sunny Sethi, the hotel's developer, said furniture is being installed this week inside the 70,000 square foot structure, which stands four stories tall just off Highway 45 North, south of Belk.

 

USDA to buy up to $13M in canned pink salmon

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to buy up to $13 million in canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen.

 

 

Tupelo mall gets new majority owner

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

Rouse Properties, a New York-based real estate investment trust, is taking over as the managing owner of The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo.

 

 

Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors told a judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy Wednesday that Detroit could afford to pay 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt if it sold some masterpieces from the art museum.

 

 

European job market has strengths the U.S. doesn't

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

Compare unemployment rates, and America's job market looks much stronger than Europe's. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it's a collective 11.5 percent.

 

 

U.S. manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

 

Browning on Business: Downtown bar celebrates one year under new ownership

Posted 8/28/2014 in Business

A year ago, Rob Swindol opened The Elbow Room, a well-known downtown Columbus bar dating back to the 1950s that had been closed a while.

 

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