Archive | September, 2013

New Chinese/Japanese restaurant Chopstick to open this week

Chopstick, the new Chinese and Japanese restaurant is opening this week, either on Wednesday or Thursday. I stopped by the restaurant in the former China Garden location on Industrial Road  (and before that, it was IV’s, if you’ll recall), and the interior has gotten a nice renovation. Most of the booths have been taken out […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Cooper Tire shareholders approve merger

More than 74 percent of Cooper Tire shareholders have approved the $2.5 billion merger with Apollo Tyres, the company announced. Here’s the release: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that its stockholders voted to approve its pending merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Tyres Ltd (NSE: ApolloTYRE) with more than 74percent […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi1 Comment

Food inspections 9.27.13: Harvey’s, Romie’s, Nautical Whimsey, Old Venice, UM union food

The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant. The following Northeast Mississippi facilities were inspected between Sept. 20-27. The facilities are listed as they […]

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Northeast Miss. gas prices continue downward trend

Gas prices in Northeast Mississippi continue to fall, and we’re not complaining. $3.09 seems to be a popular price  which isn’t bad at all. But $3.03 is even better, and that’s the lowest price we found, and it’s in Fulton. Sam’s Club in Tupelo is right behind at $3.04, provided you’re a member. If you’re […]

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Financial Times: Apollo, Cooper Tire face ‘culture crash’ in China

The Financial Times has a well-written piece about Apollo Tyre’s $2.5 billion bid to acquire Cooper Tire and the obstacle it faces in a factory in China. It’s been written about before: The joint-venture majority owned by Cooper has seen its 5,000 workers bar Cooper management from entering and is producing only non-Cooper tires. It’s […]

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Office tips: DON’T TALK SO LOUD, get out of your shell and more

Courtesy of Fast Company are these tips on how to avoid bad office behavior. Among them, talking  too loud and  being an extreme extrovert. Of course, you may have the ideal work setting and  none of these apply. Or you may have the office from Hades, and all may apply. It’s a good read. We’ll […]

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Greenville, Tupelo working to get more Silver passengers

Silver Airways began commercial air service nearly a year ago, but it’s been anything but a smooth flight. “From our perspective, there was not a really good takeoff, so to speak, last year,” said Greenville  Mayor John Cox. The  initial flight was severely delayed because of weather, then problems with the airline’s website and reservation […]

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Posted in Business news, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport3 Comments

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