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Top News & Analysis Mississippi

  • EL DORADO, Ark.— Potlatch is buying Deltic Timber Corp. in a stock deal, creating a company with nearly 2 million acres of woodlands in the South and Pacific Northwest. Washington- based Potlatch and Arkansas- based Deltic Timber said Monday PotlatchDeltic Corp. would be valued at more than $4 billion, including $700 million in net debt. Potlatch Corp. has...

  • Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 18, 2017.

    The company has leased buildings on a quiet Hollywood block as it prepares to focus on creating full-length movies and television series, NYT reports.

  • Deltic had said in August that it would work with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc and law firm Davis Polk& Wardwell LLP to review its options after activist shareholder Southeastern Asset Management Inc pressured it to explore a sale. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, cited sources as saying Potlatch would offer 1.8 of its common...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. "The Plant Board's arbitrary approach also has deprived, and if left unchecked will continue to...

  • The real estate investment trust, based in Jackson, Mississippi, said it had funds from operations of $36.9 million, or $1.08 per share, in the period. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.08 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $69 million.

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A green energy company heavily incentivized by Mississippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid. "Intense, non-market competition from foreign solar panel manufacturers, especially those based in China and proxy countries, has severely impacted the viability of our business," the San Jose, California,...

  • The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The Senate has moved a step closer to ending the longstanding ban on oil and gas exploration in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As Republicans controlling the Senate sped...

  • WASHINGTON— If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials, who are trying to...

  • TUPELO, Miss. _ BancorpSouth Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $39.5 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $191.2 million.

  • GULFPORT, Miss. _ Hancock Holding Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $58.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Hancock Holding shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TUPELO, Miss. _ Renasant Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $26.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $127.1 million.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Tom Marino, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, to lead the Office of...

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

    Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington, his office said.

  • KENNER, La.— The Latest on the oil rig explosion near New Orleans:. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. A contractor who disappeared during an explosion on an oil and gas platform on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain has been identified as a 44-...

  • KENNER, La.— Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. The platform was on waters just north of the suburban city of Kenner in Jefferson Parish. A Coast Guard helicopter, a Jefferson Parish helicopter, Coast Guard vessels and boats from local agencies, continued...

  • WASHINGTON— A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the...

  • WASHINGTON— A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the narrowly divided Senate. Her comments reflected an increasing focus...

  • GENEVA, Oct 13- China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programmes on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas. "As far as China knows, Obama began to vigorously support the new energy vehicle sector at the start of his...

  • In its monthly crop production report, USDA also raised its domestic corn production outlook as record yields in areas outside the major producing states boosted the size of the overall harvest. USDA pegged the corn harvest at 14.280 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre. USDA said it expected record yields in Alabama, Georgia,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. Agriculture Department on Thursday bumped up its domestic corn production outlook as record yields in areas outside the major producing states boosted the size of the overall harvest. In its monthly crop production report, USDA pegged the corn harvest at 14.280 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre.