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Troubles in Japan reach local car dealers' lots

Posted 3/30/2011 in Business

In the coming weeks, car buyers will have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors, and Toyota, Honda and other companies will lose billions of dollars in revenue.


To land employment, job seekers must lower expectations, experts say

Posted 3/26/2011 in Business

Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.



Omnova moves on with replacement workers

Posted 3/25/2011 in Business

The Omnova strike, which has dragged on for the better part of a year, could end with the strikers walking away from the company many of them have worked for their entire adult lives.


New bank branch, car wash headed to Highway 45 in Columbus

Posted 3/25/2011 in Business

Bancorp South on Highway 45 North in Columbus is moving to a new location this fall.

Higgins: County emerging from economic 'dip'

Posted 3/24/2011 in Business

Columbus and Lowndes County are poised for their best year since 2008 in terms of economic development, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Wednesday.

Building for the future: New MSU facility to nurture spinoff companies

Posted 3/22/2011 in Business

The businesses and the technology of tomorrow are both getting a new home in Starkville. Half of Mississippi's congressional delegation was in Starkville on Monday for the groundbreaking on a new 20,000-square-foot building at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.


Oktibbeha leaders weigh impact of House redistricting

Posted 3/18/2011 in Business

As plans to increase the number of Mississippi House districts in Oktibbeha County from four to six make their way through the Legislature -- and possibly into court -- local leaders say they'd prefer fewer, but more won't bring the house down.



Cadence, Link on short list of local firms offering smartphone apps

Posted 3/18/2011 in Business

Mobile banking isn't anything new, but Cadence Bank's recently unveiled iPhone application is blazing new trails in Starkville.



Starkville's Broadcast Media wins awards

Posted 3/17/2011 in Business

Broadcast Media Group of Starkville recently won five Addy awards, including Best of Show for Broadcast, at the American Advertising Federation's annual awards celebration in Greenville.



Houston company completes Cadence Bank deal

Posted 3/7/2011 in Business

A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.



Ice cream, too? Weyerhaeuser plant's cellulose fibers found in dizzying array of products

Posted 3/4/2011 in Business

Tree pulp isn't just for paper, and the tree fiber produced at Weyerhaeuser's Columbus Cellulose Fibers plant can be found in some surprising places.



Severstal sells three U.S. plants in $1.2 billion deal

Posted 3/2/2011 in Business

Severstal, which operates a flat-rolled steel mill in Columbus, sold three of its U.S. mills to a New York-based investment firm in a $1.2 billion deal, Reuters reported.



Burglar sets fire to Columbus liquor store

Posted 3/1/2011 in Business

A liquor store in the Holly Hills Plaza on Highway 45 North was burglarized and set on fire late Monday.


Starkville's State Theater gets new life

Posted 3/1/2011 in Business

This isn't your old State Theater. The latest reincarnation of Starkville's utilitarian Main Street theater, slated to open later this week, includes the familiar bar and music fare supplemented by 35 flat-screen televisions, cigars, cheesecake, chicken wings, wine and the kids from Jersey Shore.

$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Business

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.


Phone scam targets Lowndes

Posted 2/19/2011 in Business

The Columbus Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam targeting customers of a local bank branch.



Home building slows to crawl in Columbus

Posted 2/19/2011 in Business

The Columbus Building Department issued only eight single-family residential building permits in 2010, marking possibly the worst year ever for new home construction in the city.


KiOR yet to land refinery customer

Posted 2/19/2011 in Business

While work has begun at the site of the KiOR plant in Columbus, the company has yet to secure a contract with a refinery that would process its synthetic crude oil -- and free up $75 million in state loans.


Cadence CEO Mallory resigns

Posted 2/17/2011 in Business

Lewis Mallory Jr., chairman and CEO of Cadence Bank, plans to retire from the company after the sale of the bank to a private equity firm is completed, the company said in a release.



Feds approve Cadence buyout

Posted 2/16/2011 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp., the parent of Cadence Bank, says the Federal Reserve has approved its buyout by a private Houston, Texas-based investment firm.



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