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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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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Energy, Fulton, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 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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Villa International adding 75 jobs in Belmont

The Mississippi Development Authority announced that Villa International, a manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Corinth operations unaffected by Kimberly-Clark cuts

Kimberly-Clark said today it plans to cut between up to 1,300 workers, primarily salaried staff in a restructuring effort. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restructuring program to improve efficiency and offset some overhead costs related to the spin-off of its health care business should save the company between $130 million to $160 million by […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth, Business news, Corinth, Employment and jobs, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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