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Top News & Analysis Mississippi


  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • KFC: No evidence store threw out disfigured girl Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Despite lack of evidence, KFC will still contribute to the medical bills of a disfigured girl allegedly kicked out of a restaurant in Mississippi.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

  • America's comeback states: 10 turnaround stories Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

  • 36. Mississippi Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Mississippi offers low business costs, including the lowest wages. But a plaintiff-friendly legal system has kept businesses away.

  • What a primary runoff could say about GOP's future Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran

    The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.

  • Life of tea party depends on primary turnout Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Life of tea party depends on primary turnout

    The Mississippi runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel holds big implications for the future of the GOP, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • The GOP's Dixie dilemma Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters, Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

    Do Republicans support Thad Cochran in a runoff and risk damaging tea partyer Chris McDaniel, who could wind up their nominee? Politico's Ben White reports.

  • Mississippi headed for runoff election Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Mississippi headed for runoff election

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest results in the GOP's primary for Senate. It was a good night for the tea party, says Harwood.

  • Big spenders in Mississippi primary Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Big spenders in Mississippi primary

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on political spending associated with the primary in Mississippi.

  • Mississippi primary could be key in Senate turnover Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., second from left, greets patrons at Windy City Grille as Mayor Chip Johnson looks on in Hernando, Miss., May 30, 2014.

    The Mississippi primary Tuesday represents the most surprising wild card in the partisan fight for control of the Senate.

  • Climate change has a cost and it's on you Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers and a representative from FEMA document a destroyed home November 28, 2012 in a residential area of New Dorp Beach in Staten Island.

    The impact of climate change has never been more present with droughts, storms and tornadoes. But this change has a cost and it's for you to pay.

  • Train derailment causes oil spill in Mississippi Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    A file picture of a Canadian National Railway freight car in Toronto.

    A Canadian National Railway train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said.

  • How coastal cities are preparing for rising seas Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Taxis sit in a flooded lot after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J.

    Construction projects are underway to protect America's coastal cities and infrastructure after Hurricane Sandy's wake-up call.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Miami at night

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Is the muni bond market about to blow up? Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?