Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls both hit new records

March 13, 2018 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s jobless rate again set a new low in January, while employer payrolls again set a new high. The jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent, a […]

Interior Department announces civil rights grants

March 12, 2018 in Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Four Deep South states are getting nearly $6 million to preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century. […]

Airbus gets $273M deal to make helicopters in Mississippi

March 12, 2018 in Business

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Army is awarding a $273 million contract to a Mississippi helicopter maker for 35 aircraft. The Army announced the contract with Airbus Helicopters on […]

Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1½ years

March 9, 2018 in Business

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and […]

The Samsung S9 has a great camera – just like other phones

March 8, 2018 in Business

By ANICK JESDANUN The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says its new Galaxy S9 phone features a “reimagined” camera, and it is indeed pretty darned good. But you […]

House energy chair Cockerham sees lucrative jobs, profits by expanding offshore drilling

March 7, 2018 in Business

By L.A. Warren jsumsnews.com Mississippi state Rep. Angela Cockerham, a JSU alum, told an audience of business leaders and lawmakers during the recent Mississippi Economic Council’s Legislative Scrambler that expanding […]

Alcorn alumnus Ronald Turner starts new business, Turner Security, LLC

March 6, 2018 in Business, Education

By Justus Reed alcorn.edu Alcorn State University alumnus, Ronald Turner, plans to offer protective services with his new business Turner Security, LLC opened Thursday, March 1 in Meridian, Mississippi. The […]

2 dead after Amtrak train crashed with ATV in Mississippi

March 5, 2018 in Business, News

CRENSHAW, Miss. (AP) – Authorities in Mississippi say two people were killed after an all-terrain vehicle collided with an Amtrak train. News outlets report that the crash happened Saturday around […]