Content Tagged 'economy'

Tax Free Weekend is Here
Mississippi’s tax free weekend is in full swing with back to school right around the corner. Video Video
US wage growth falls to record-slow pace in 2nd quarter
U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring hasn't boosted pay. The slowdown also reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay.
US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2
After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade.
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.
Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results
Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market.
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.
Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but is signaling that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.
Nissan's quarterly profit up on cheap yen, US sales growth
Nissan's April-June profit jumped 36 percent as the Japanese automaker benefited from a cheap yen and better sales in the U.S. and Europe.
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts
The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees.
Wiggins to Begin Selling Alcohol on Sundays
Starting this weekend, Wiggins convenience stores and restaurants can sell beer and light wine on Sundays from noon until 11 p.m. Video Video
US pending home sales slip in June
The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.
IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."
Cleaning Up for Tourism
Today, beautification and tourism leaders met in Biloxi to discuss ways everyone can make our Coast beautiful. Video Video
Port of Gulfport Aims to Foster More Overseas Trade
Within the next couple of years, we could begin to see more produce moving through the Port of Gulfport as they build additional trade relationships overseas. Video Video
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 4.04 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, retreating from highs for the year and amplifying the incentive for prospective home buyers.
Mississippi Coast Casinos have Great Month of May
Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos were hot in May and their continued strength is beginning to push up gambling revenue for all of Mississippi. Video Video
Geri-Care Broke Ground on a New Plant in Gulfport
Two hundred jobs will be coming to Gulfport in the near future. Today, Geri-Care broke ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant that is located adjacent to its current facility. Video Video
Oxford Economic Shows Impact of Gaming on MS Economy
The study explains that in Mississippi, gaming has contributed $4 billion to the economy and supports 37,000 direct and indirect jobs. Video Video
Biloxi Baseball Team Expected to Bring Revenue to Coast
While fans are excited to see baseball in Biloxi, the benefits of a having a team extend further than that. Video Video
What Are the Odds? (Part 1)
Atlantic City, New Jersey was once the mecca for east coast gamblers and party goers alike, but now it is faced with closing casinos, a struggling economy, and vast unemployment. Video Video
Yellen: First Fed rate hike likely later this year
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees a number of encouraging signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter and says if the improvements continue, the Fed will likely start raising interest rates later this year.
Mayor Billy Hewes Addresses Business Community
Friday morning, Mayor Billy Hewes gave his annual address to Gulfport's business community. Video Video
Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years, evidence of a strong job market. Yet the drop also reflects seasonal volatility in the data.
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