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Business brief: Regions Financial swings to gain in fourth quarter

Posted 1/24/2013 in Business

Regions Financial Corp. posted a gain in the fourth quarter after a year-ago period weighed down by the sale of an investment management subsidiary.

 

 

Business brief: Omnova Solutions posts profit in fourth quarter

Posted 1/24/2013 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc., the chemical maker, reported a profit in its fourth quarter Tuesday after posting a loss in the same quarter a year ago.

 

 

Building permits 1-24-13

Posted 1/24/2013 in Business

 

 

Small business uneasy about sales tax exemption loss

Posted 1/24/2013 in Business

Small business owners may be closer to losing an advantage they've enjoyed during the e-commerce boom -- being exempt from collecting sales tax in states where they're not located. And they're worried they will have to spend more money in the process.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-17-13

Posted 1/17/2013 in Business

 

Business brief: Matthews Named Loan Officer

Posted 1/17/2013 in Business

Matt Matthews has been named the commercial loan officer by Cadence Bank for its Starkville Banking Center, where he is responsible for overseeing and managing commercial banking relationships in the Starkville market.

Business brief: Kidder Paraoptometric of the Year

Posted 1/17/2013 in Business

Kimberly Kidder of Curtis Optometry in Columbus has been named Paraoptometric of the Year by the Mississippi Optometric Association.

 

Building permits 1-17-13

Posted 1/17/2013 in Business

 

 

Tax code now longer than the Bible

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according to a report Wednesday by an independent government watchdog.

 

 

Facing backlash, AIG won't join lawsuit against US

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Afraid of looking like a world-class ingrate, AIG on Wednesday decided against suing the federal government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the giant insurance company from collapse.

 

 

Obama taps Lew for Treasury

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget expert who would take the helm of the government's main agency for economic and fiscal policy just as the administration girds itself for a new confrontation with congressional Republicans over the nation's debt and deficits.

 

Business brief: Woodard new bankruptcy judge

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

Burr & Forman LLP Birmingham partner, Jason Woodard will be sworn into office on January 16, 2013 as a bankruptcy judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

 

Marriages and divorces 1-10-13

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

Posted 1/10/2013 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-3-13

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

 

 

Business brief: KiOR awarded

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

 

 

Middleby buys Viking Range for $380M

Posted 1/3/2013 in Business

Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million.

 

 

US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

Posted 12/28/2012 in Business

The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing.

 

 

Consumers lose confidence as cliff nears

Posted 12/28/2012 in Business

U.S. consumers peering over the "fiscal cliff" don't like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week sent consumer confidence tumbling in December to its lowest level since August.

 

 

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.

 

 

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