Business Briefing

Alcorn County
Wendy’s opens in Corinth today with new features
• CORINTH – Wendy’s returns to Corinth today, under the new ownership of Memphis-based Carlisle Corp.
The new store is at 801 Hwy 72 East and has Wi-Fi Internet access.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The location features LCD TVs in the dining room for customers. In addition, Carlisle said the location has energy-saving applications that allow the store to be more energy efficient.
Union County
BNA Bank to pay a $2.10 dividend per share on Dec. 1
• NEW ALBANY – BNA Bank is playing a dividend of $2.10 per Class A share and $2.31 per Class B share on Dec. 1. The dividend – the highest in company history – matches the amounts paid last year and in 2008.
BNA also reporter after-tax earnings in the third quarter of $3.48 million, compared to year-ago earnings of $3.35 million. Net interest income increased by $1.425 million from a year ago. Losses attributable to loans and other real estate taken in on loans increased by about $1 million.
BNA Bank has assets of nearly $404 million.
Lowndes County
Renasant to celebrate opening on Wednesday
• COLUMBUS – Renasant Bank will kick off its new Columbus location with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at its new branch is located at 905 Main St.
Renasant’s Columbus location will have seven full-time employees and will be open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the lobby and drive-thru.
With the addition of its Columbus location, Renasant now has 45 banking locations in north Mississippi.
New York
Stocks finish mixed as dollar strengthens
• NEW YORK – Stocks slumped to a mixed finish Monday as the dollar posted its second day of gains over concerns that Europe is on the edge of another bailout.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9.39, or 0.1 percent, to close at 11,201.97. The Standard amp& Poor’s 500 index fell 1.46, or 0.1 percent, to 1,197.75, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 4.39, or 0.2 percent, to 2,513.82.
Gold futures finished up $3 at $1,368.50 an ounce, and crude-oil futures slipped below $85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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