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Little time left to head off longshoremen's strike

Posted 12/28/2012 in Business

Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened -- a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.

 

 

Ordinary folks losing faith in stock market

Posted 12/28/2012 in Business

Andrew Neitlich is the last person you'd expect to be rattled by the stock market. He once worked as a financial analyst picking stocks for a mutual fund. He has huddled with dozens of CEOs in his current career as an executive coach. During the dot-com crash 12 years ago, he kept his wits and did not sell. But he's selling now.

 

 

$1 billion for Toyota legal trouble

Posted 12/27/2012 in Business

With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains.

 

 

Business brief: Teacher of the year

Posted 12/27/2012 in Business

Melanie Ford, health sciences and medical professions teacher at McKellar Technology Center, was named the 2012-2013 Columbus Municipal School District Teacher of the Year.

 

 

Gloomy retail sales drag stock market down

Posted 12/27/2012 in Business

For the stock market, this week hasn't been the most wonderful time of the year. U.S. stocks fell Wednesday for the third trading day in a row. Disappointing holiday sales weighed heavy on retail companies, and the unwelcome "fiscal cliff" package of higher taxes and lower government spending loomed nearer.

 

 

Stores look to week after Christmas for sales

Posted 12/27/2012 in Business

Bargain-hungry Americans will need to go on a post-Christmas spending binge to salvage this holiday shopping season.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 12-27-12

Posted 12/27/2012 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Rupp promoted

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Cadence Bank announces the promotion of Donna Rupp to vice president, corporate marketing officer, where she oversees the marketing functions for several of the bank's key lines of business: treasury management, specialized industries and wealth services.

 

 

Business brief: Haftek joins Cadence

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Cadence Bank names Andrew Haftek as a commercial banker and vice president for its Columbus Banking Center.

 

 

Business brief: Neel awarded

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

The 2012 recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies -- Mississippi (ACEC/MS) Teddy Roosevelt Award is Hibbett Neel, president of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., which he co-founded in 1983.

 

 

Business brief: Brown honored

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Starkville physician Dr. Jim Brown has been honored for his impact on the ophthalmology profession.

 

 

Business brief: Trebisky joins Neel-Schaffer

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces the addition of Chris Trebisky, PE, PLS, PP to their team of professionals.

 

 

Building permits 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 12-23-12

Posted 12/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 12-13-12

Posted 12/13/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 12-6-12

Posted 12/6/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 12-6-12

Posted 12/6/2012 in Business

 

Business brief: Conn inducted

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business

Lance Conn, a home builder from Columbus, was inducted as the 2013 Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.

 

Marriages and divorces 11-29-12

Posted 11/29/2012 in Business

 

 

Walmart and Target: A tale of two stores

Posted 11/21/2012 in Business

This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

 

 

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