The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.
Facebook's stock gained the most in a single day Wednesday since it began trading in May, a good sign for the social media company.
The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years. A third report showed factory output grew only modestly in September, a reminder that the economy is still weak.
Meagan Coughlin of Starkville has been hired as the assistant director of recruiting and events for the College of Business at Mississippi State University.
The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: cars and homes.
Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop like they have been in the past two years.
Kathy Brady has been promoted to assistant vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Columbus.
Kim Luna, Staffing Specialist with Key Staff Source has received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.
Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers, P.A. announce the recent architectural registration of two staff members.
Brenda Johnson, human resources director for North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, recently became certified in "Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ."
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