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US unemployment claims fall to 779,000 but job cuts grind on

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to 779,000 last week, a historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people are still losing jobs to the viral pandemic.

Department store chain Belk filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The North Carolina-based department store chain Belk says it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

CBS has placed two of its executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its larger stations.

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $750 million ahead of Friday night drawing

The second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history is up for grabs on Friday, January 15 – an estimated $750 million, or $550.6 million...

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

Setting changes begin Wednesday

US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, a historically high number that points...

Papa John’s adding stuffed crust pizza to menu

Papa John's is rolling out stuffed crust pizza. Starting Monday, it'll only be available for members of Papa John's customer rewards program. Then, non-members can begin...

Mailing a Christmas package? Shipping deadlines begin

The holidays are upon us and despite the crazy upheaval of 2020, some traditions remain intact. One of those is the rush to ship Christmas gifts in time for them to reach their destinations by the 25.

Mississippi ranks #1 state for TV watch time in 2020

The pandemic forced many people to switch from office desktop to TV screens — but exactly how much TV do people in Mississippi watch? According...

Mississippi Aquarium launches SeaTREK underwater experience 

GULFPORT, MS - On Friday, November 27, the Mississippi Aquarium will launch its highly anticipated SeaTREK experience. SeaTREK is a helmet diving experience that allows guests to become...

South Mississippi Retailers are Prepping for Black Friday Shoppers

South Mississippi retailers are stocking shelves and preparing for the Black Friday shopping rush, including Academy Sports + Outdoors  locations in our area. Academy...

Gov. Tate Reeves announces new COVID-19 measures, adds counties to mask mandate

JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — On Tuesday, Governor Tate Reeves announced additional counties that have qualified and met certain requirements to be placed under mask...
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All first responders now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Mississippi’s vaccine distribution rollout continues as teachers and all first responders are next in line to get the shot. For first responders who have continued...

Gulfport man arrested on charge of simple assault

The Biloxi Police Department arrested 52-year-old Eric Hardy of Gulfport on a charge of simple assault on a police officer. Officers responded to a report...

2/25 – Rob Knight’s “Cloudy & Warm” Extended Forecast

Sunshine mixed with clouds as DENSE FOG continues over the sound and outer coastal waters...

Suspect tries to flee Biloxi crime scene, hits officer with vehicle

A Gulfport man who tried to flee a crime scene is charged with assault on a police officer when he hit a Biloxi cop...