Daily Journal ECRU – Fusion Furniture Inc. has announced plans to expand operations at its Pontotoc County facility and add 100 jobs. Fusion, which was founded in Ecru in 2009, will build at 100,000-square-foot addition at its existing facility. The project will cost $1.6 million, and the added jobs will give the company 430 employees. […]

By Tom Krisher and Jonathan Fahey AP Business Writers DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls. […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – Consumers will hit Mississippi stores soon to take advantage of the annual state sales tax holiday. Shoppers won’t pay the 7 percent tax on shoes and clothing priced under $100 per item. Tax will still be charged on many items, including jewelry, backpacks and specialized sports shoes […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Eddie Money had two to paradise and The Beatles needed one to ride, but in Tupelo you can get a ticket cheaper for concerts and events than in most places in the U.S. According to Pollstar, a monthly trade publication for the concert tour industry, average U.S. […]

There are pros and cons to any hot-button issue. One side is adamant that the other side is wrong and that their own arguments have more merit. Take the debate about raising the minimum wage. Last week, the push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage gained traction in New York and California. In New York, the […]

Q. I’m self-employed and I travel about 30,000 miles a year in my van. I’m three payments away from having the vehicle paid off, but it has 170,000 miles on it. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to buy a new van and have the tax advantages that would go […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s jobless rate in June was unchanged from a month earlier. Revised May figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and preliminary figures for June show identical 6.9 percent unemployment rates for the two months. For the first half of the year, unemployment is averaging 7 percent for the 16-county […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – Mueller Industries, which has been a staple in the business community in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill, but has grown to two mills. The company makes copper […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – The Mississippian Railway, a short-rail line connecting Fulton and Amory, is getting much needed upgrades. Built in 1921, it is still an active railway, and is used by at least three large businesses in Itawamba County – Ferguson Enterprises, Mueller Industries and Tri-State Lumber. On Thursday, local and […]