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Feds, states want Morgan Keegan to repay customers $2 billion

Posted 4/7/2010 in Business

Federal regulators and four states want brokerage firm Morgan Keegan & Co. to repay investors for alleged fraudulent and reckless business practices they say cost customers more than $2 billion.



State approves $15M for C&G rail project

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Senate last week approved $15 million in matching funds toward the reconstruction of a 90-mile stretch of the former Columbus and Greenville Railway line.



Bill to waive taxes for school-bus contractors

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Legislature has moved to create a tax exemption for companies like Waters Truck and Tractor who contract with schools for transportation services.



Clarion Ledger: Rain, cold hurt Mississippi wheat crop (link)

Posted 4/1/2010 in Business



Clarion Ledger: Cadence sets shareholders meeting for Starkville (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



BizJournal: Mississippi unemployment reaches 12% in February (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



Care2: Mississippi ends segregation of prisoners with HIV (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



WCBI: International business thrives in Columbus (link)

Posted 3/30/2010 in Business



Lawmakers leave Capitol without resolving budget

Posted 3/27/2010 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers on Saturday finished a big chunk of their work for the three-month session by passing final versions of bills that would make general changes to state laws.



New bridges to aid Lowndes steel industry expansion

Posted 3/27/2010 in Business

In troubled economic times, what Lowndes County needs is a bridge over busy waters. Or better yet, two bridges. At no cost locally. And for a Columbus contractor to win the job just as a Lowndes County industry expands.


Simple tricks to making your home more energy efficient and spring ready

Posted 3/26/2010 in Business

Spring is more than a change from the chill of winter to warmer temperatures. It also provides homeowners a chance to change the look of their home and make it more energy efficient.


AG wants more time to study health care law before filing suit

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday he needs more time to evaluate a new federal health care law before deciding whether to challenge it in court.


Blazing new trails in Artesia

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Just last fall I commandeered an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) all over some privately owned property in Madison County in southwest Illinois


Merchantsí reactions mixed after Open House

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Downtown merchants saw mixed results from Main Street Columbusí Downtown Spring Open House event Friday and Saturday, but all agreed they would participate again next year.



Monroe Journal: Birdsong manager predicts a good year for peanuts

Posted 3/24/2010 in Business


Local business celebrates opening with patients its doctors have helped save

Posted 3/24/2010 in Business

As Bernice Edwards walked toward Dr. Charles Montgomery Tuesday in the lobby of Cancer Care at Premier Health Complex, she smiled, stuck out her arm and gave him a warm hug. When she emerged from the embrace, the Maben woman wiped her moist eyes with a tissue.


Judge won't force Itawamba district to hold prom

Posted 3/23/2010 in Business

A Mississippi school district violated a lesbian studentís rights by banning her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, but he stopped short of forcing the district to hold the event.



School says prom had issues before lesbian teen filed lawsuit

Posted 3/23/2010 in Business

Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that.



NY Times: How the Health Care Overhaul Could Affect You

Posted 3/22/2010 in Business

Great interactive illustration of what the pending health care bill means for you.



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