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Regions Bank tops for small business banking customer satisfaction

Regions Bank was named by J.D. Power today as the highest-ranked bank in the South for customer satisfaction in small business banking.  From Regions: Regions earned the ranking as part of J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study. The annual study measures how satisfied small businesses are with a variety of services they receive […]

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Spooktacular spending on tap for Halloween

It’s two days before Halloween, and if you haven’t gotten your candy or costumes yet, you still have time.  According to the National Retail Federation, a record amount will be spent on Halloween this year – $7.4 BILLION. And the group says about a quarter of people celebrating Halloween will wait unit the last minute […]

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AT&T sued by federal government for ‘throttling’ data speeds

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans, the Associated Press reports. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing […]

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BlueFire Renewables could get $270M to build Fulton plant

BlueFire Renewables could get as much as $270 million from China’s Export Import Bank to finish building its cellulosic-ethanol plant in Fulton.  That project was first announced in 2009. The company said the $300 million plant would eventually employ 70-80 people and produce up to 19 million gallons of ethanol from green and wood wastes. Site […]

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Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Voz Vaneilli greets his employees and hands out checks as he tries to figure out what the future holds for him and his business shortly after the April 28 tornado.

Vanelli’s to reopen in new location, possibly with new name

If you missed today’s Daily Journal story about the progress of businesses along North Gloster Street six months after the tornado, click here for a link to the story. One of the most interesting parts of the story is the future of Vanelli’s, and the Daily Journal spoke to owner voz Vanelli about his plans. […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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On the menu: Food inspections for 10.24.14

Here are the food inspection reports from the past two weeks (Oct. 10-14) for facilities around Northeast Mississippi. The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to […]

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