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Michael Cox and his wife, Kayla, bought three iPhone 6 Plus smartphones Friday morning at Verizon Wireless in Tupelo.

Sales of iPhone 6 going briskly in Tupelo

Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours  waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. to wait for the store’s 8 a.m. opening today. But Michael Cox waited even longer. He was first in line at the nearby […]

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Roxul opening 600K-square-foot Byhalia facility Sept. 24

Roxul is officially opening its 600,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Byhalia next Wednesday. Roxul Inc. is based in Canada and is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. The company makes insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The Marshall County facility is its first in the U.S. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and […]

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Severstal completes sale of Columbus steel plant, other plant

Russian steel company Severstal has completed its sale of a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. In a statement from Severstal’s press office, CEO Alexey Mordashov confirmed Tuesday the sale of Severstal Columbus LLC  to Steel Dynamics Inc. and Severstal Dearborn LLC to AK Steel. Steel Dynamics, based in Fort Wayne, […]

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Tupelo mayor, CDF leaders joining delegation to Japan

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and members of the Community Development Foundation will join Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III as part of a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or […]

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NAM study: Federal regulations cost economy $2 trillion

According to a study by the National Association of Manufacturers, complying with federal regulations costs Americans $2.028 trillion in lost economic growth annually, or about 12 percent of total GDP that could be invested back into the nation’s businesses.  More from NAM: The study, conducted by economists Nicole V. and W. Mark Crain, concluded that manufacturing […]

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GreenTech Automotive finishes Tunica production facility

GreenTech Automotive announced  today it has finished construction on its production plant in Tunica.  Here’s the company’s press release: GreenTech Automotive (GTA) a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced today that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss. “GTA has made significant progress toward […]

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Credit cards

Study: Six in 10 millennials don’t have credit cards, an online publisher of personal finance news, said 63 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 don’t have credit cards, and only a minority who do have them pay off the entire balance every month, a new study shows. “Millennials may think they’re staying out of financial trouble by forgoing credit cards, but they’re […]

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