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Judge blocks gulf drilling moratorium

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.



Rare William Faulkner collection sells for $833,000

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

A rare collection of signed William Faulkner books and personal items has been auctioned for $833,246 in New York City.



Public hearing scheduled Tuesday for University Inn project

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

The Starkville planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing next week on the proposed redevelopment of the former University Inn.



Putting 126.3 million gallons of oil into context

Posted 6/21/2010 in Business

Overwhelmed and saddened by the gargantuan size of the Gulf oil spill? A little mathematical context to the spill size can put the environmental catastrophe in perspective.



Gulf oil companies ask judge to lift drilling moratorium

Posted 6/21/2010 in Business

Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs asked a federal judge Monday to lift a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects imposed in the aftermath of the massive Gulf spill.



MSU: Consolidation of schools won't bring layoffs

Posted 6/20/2010 in Business

The combination of schools at Mississippi State University isn't expected to result in any job losses, a university official said Friday.



Peter Imes: Social media sites you may not have heard of

Posted 6/17/2010 in Business

Everyone has at least heard of Facebook and Twitter. Both are Internet services that allow you to connect with existing friends or create new friends and to share information with those online friends.



Barbour praises Toyota's decision to resume work at Blue Springs

Posted 6/17/2010 in Business

Toyota will build Corolla compact cars at its plant in Blue Springs in northeast Mississippi.



NEMS360: Toyota plans to make announcement about Blue Springs (link)

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business



Spell won't seek 5th term as ag commissioner

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell said Wednesday he won't seek a fifth term, opening the field for one of the eight statewide offices voters will fill in 2011.



Alabama professor charged in brother's shooting death

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday.



Police: Car burglars run over, kill Vicksburg man

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

Jackson police say a Vicksburg man stopped a break-in of his car, but was hit and killed by the burglars as they sped off in their own car.



TVA raises rates for fifth straight month

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

The Tennessee Valley Authority is raising rates for a fifth straight month due to higher fuel costs, adding up to $4 a month for residential customers.



Missing Ala. child dies from heat in parents' car

Posted 6/15/2010 in Business

Franklin County officials say a 4-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found inside his family's parked car and died from hyperthermia.



Peter Imes: 3 things every business needs to do now

Posted 6/11/2010 in Business

Here are three Internet-related things that every business needs to make sure they are doing right now.



Report: Nearly one in three households struggling

Posted 6/10/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Nearly a third of Mississippi households aren't earning enough to pay for their own basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and state and federal taxes, according to a report Wednesday.



Peter Imes: Five rules every Internet user should follow

Posted 6/10/2010 in Business



Summer enrollment up from '09 at The W

Posted 6/9/2010 in Business

Summer enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up almost 17 percent.



Miss. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted 6/9/2010 in Business

Army Staff Sgt. Robert N. Barton, a Mississippi native, was killed this past weekend when a bomb exploded near his military vehicle in Afghanistan.



MS Biz Journal: European company to put biomass power plants in Miss. (link)

Posted 6/8/2010 in Business



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