Sanders, Glover among thousands rallying at Nissan plant

March 6, 2017 in Business, News

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stood with thousands gathered at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton plant, congratulating workers for their courage “in standing up […]

Trump budget would cost Ingalls $600 million contract

March 3, 2017 in Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate a $600 million-plus state-of-the-art Coast Guard cutter that’s a priority of the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. […]

Nissan faces safety fine in Mississippi as union rally looms

March 3, 2017 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. more than $21,000, saying the company’s Mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker […]

Project to build a lake on the Pearl River moves forward

February 27, 2017 in Business, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A bill that would help build a lake on the Pearl River in Jackson is moving ahead. The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) that the plan passed […]

Toyota donates $750K to 2 Mississippi history museums

February 17, 2017 in Business, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A car manufacturer that assembles vehicles in Mississippi is the latest corporate donor to the state’s two history museums. Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 […]

Mississippi economy remains behind national average

February 17, 2017 in Business

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An expert says Mississippi’s economy is growing at a modest pace but continues to lag behind the national average. State […]

Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch, owner of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, dead at 87

February 13, 2017 in Business

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the […]

Newman: “The airport operation is sound and profitable.”

February 9, 2017 in Business, News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer It’s been a year since Carl D. Newman took the helm at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. On Monday, he gave a report to […]