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U.S. adds 222,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers added a solid 222,000 jobs during the month of June, the most in four months. The new numbers from the labor department indicate employers are confident enough to keep hiring despite slower growth. The unemployment rate did tick up one tenth of a percent to 4.4 off of a 16 year low. That’s […]
3 months ago
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Gov. Bryant Urges For Talks With Cuba

On a visit to Havana, Governor Phil Bryant, said President Donald Trump should start talks with Cuba. Bryant went to the island to scout trade opportunities for the Magnolia state. Governor Bryant met with Cuba’s trade minister and said he had found his trip “encouraging.” Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how President […]
5 months ago
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Grabbing Last Minute Mardi Gras Supplies Gulfport

The big Mardi Gras weekend and Fat Tuesday sits right around the corner. So that begs the question: do you have the supplies to get the party started? If you don’t, the Mardi Gras Supplies Store on Pass Road in Gulfport has just about everything you’d need. From the Twelfth Night through Fat Tuesday, the […]
5 months ago
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Mississippi Attorney General warns of Tax Scam

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is continuing to warn of a tax scam targeting employers. This second warning comes after Hood’s office received a number of calls last week from organizations whose employees have fallen for the scam. Scammers pretend to be company CEOs and email human resource staff to ask for employees’ W2 forms. […]
5 months ago
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Latest On Internet Sales Tax

Some tax experts and conservative groups are questioning a proposed Mississippi regulation that would require large sellers to collect taxes on internet sales. Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson agrees the rule, which is not yet enacted, challenges U.S. Supreme Court precedent forbidding states from requiring tax collections by companies without in-state locations. Though Mississippi lawmakers are […]
6 months ago
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Biometrics And Cybersecurity Center Biloxi

The Biloxi City Council is expected to vote on a proposal from Mayor Fofo Gilich to bring a biometrics and cybersecurity center to the city. The nonprofit corporation would lead to a public private partnership for research and development firms.The center would produce products and materials in fields such as biometrics, nanotechnology, and cybersecurity. One […]