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Top News & Analysis Mississippi

  • RIDGELAND, Miss. _ EastGroup Properties Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.10 per share. EastGroup Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $4.51 to $4.61 per share.

  • TUPELO, Miss. _ BancorpSouth Bank on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $53.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $210.7 million.

  • MIAMI— Target stores in Florida and Texas are now offering drive-up service. Other states with Target's drive-up service are Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Walmart officers a similar drive-up service for groceries at some locations, but Target's service applies to any in-stock items at the store.

  • GULFPORT, Miss. _ Hancock Holding Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $72.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 90 cents per share. The holding company of Whitney Bank and Hancock Bank posted revenue of $307.6 million in the period.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Carl Icahn's company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that would fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts Inc.. The agreement includes the sale of Tropicana Entertainment Inc.' s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. It doesn't include Tropicana's Aruba assets,...

  • April 13- The United States Coast Guard said on Friday it reopened the Mississippi River near New Orleans after it was closed due to an oil spill on Thursday. The Coast Guard had shut a 10- mile stretch of the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans after a vessel spilled oil into the river. New Orleans, which sits near the mouth of the Mississippi, is an important...

  • HOUSTON, April 12- The United States Coast Guard said on Thursday it had shut a 10- mile stretch of the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans after a vessel spilled oil into the river. The closing stalled 12 commercial vessels on the river, according to Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Third Class Travis Magee. The Singapore- flagged vessel Pac Antares, which was...

  • The tariffs are a response to a complaint to the U.S. Department of Commerce from a hedge fund-owned paper producer in Washington state, which argues that its Canadian competitors are taking advantage of government subsidies to sell their product at unfairly low prices. "To get an unbudgeted increase of this magnitude will be for many publishers very, very...

  • DURHAM, N.C.— The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released Tuesday. Social and economic divisions will only get worse "if we let our talent systems atrophy so that they can no longer reach deep into...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to intervene in the Texas case and defend the law, suggesting the Trump...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Chicken salad made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores in the Midwest sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa from salmonella contamination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. He and Iowa attorney Steve Wandro represent 48 people filing lawsuits against Triple T...

  • WASHINGTON— The Republican majority in Congress was on a glide path to the midterms, having passed tax cuts into law and backed off budget battles with a year-end funding package. Congress returned Monday scrambling over a to-do list that will satisfy a president Republicans desperately need to be promoting their achievements, not undermining them, as they...

  • CHICAGO, April 4- U.S. teacher demonstrations are likely to spread as more educators hit the streets to take on states that they claim are choosing tax cuts over the education of students in elementary and secondary public schools. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the demonstrations, which have so far taken place in...

  • DETROIT, March 29- The United Auto Workers added new members for the ninth consecutive year in 2017 and the union remained in the black, but overall dues fell versus the previous year, according to the union's annual filing with the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday. Membership in the Detroit- based union rose more than 3.5 percent to 430,871 in 2017 from 415,963...

  • March 27- Southeastern Grocers LLC, the Florida- based operator of supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, said on Tuesday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure debt. The company listed assets in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion, the Delaware bankruptcy court filing showed....

  • March 15- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, said on Thursday it is preparing to file for bankruptcy and would shutter 94 underperforming stores. The restructuring would reduce overall debt levels by more than $500 million and help the Jacksonville, Florida- based company invest more in its business,...

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

    Mississippi's governor will pick a temporary replacement for Cochran soon, but a special election for his seat will be held in November.

  • DETROIT, March 1- General Motors Co on Thursday unveiled a revamped luxury pickup truck, intensifying the battle among Detroit's Big Three automakers for fat profits at the top end of a highly lucrative segment even as overall U.S. new vehicle sales decline. That battle will be fought in truck-heavy states like Texas, where consumers aspire to luxury pickup...

  • DETROIT, March 1- General Motors Co on Thursday unveiled a revamped luxury pickup truck, intensifying the battle among Detroit's Big Three automakers for fat profits at the top end of a highly lucrative segment even as overall U.S. new vehicle sales decline. That battle will be fought in truck-heavy states like Texas, where consumers aspire to luxury pickup...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Trump administration on Friday said it would offer the largest oil and gas offshore auction in U.S. history on March 21 for areas in federal waters off the Gulf Coast, less than a year after a similar sale yielded little corporate interest. The Interior Department said it would offer 77.3 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,...