I never wanted to be in the grocery business. Neither did my brother or sister. Most importantly, my parents didn’t want us to follow in their footsteps either. They wanted us to go to college and build our own careers. While we didn’t become the doctors, lawyers or engineers many Asians are stereotypically expected to […]


There is a crazy thing that goes on in the mind of almost every investor that I know. It is called anchoring. Anchoring is when investors refuse to let go of something that has happened and are willing to attach meaning to an event where there may be no meaning. Then they take this often […]

Q. I have a 5-year-old daughter, and I want to start a 529 for her. However, I’m concerned that the government might seize the 529 assets in order to pay off debt and give people treasury bonds instead. Do you think this might happen? A. I think there’s less than a 1 percent chance they’d […]

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Johnny Robbins, franchise owner of Mugshots Grill and Bar, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at Fairpark on Friday morning in Tupelo. The restaurant will open in the spring.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than two years of planning, and some stops and starts along the way, a Mugshots Grill & Bar will open in Tupelo next spring. Officials with the gourmet burger chain, joined by city and county leaders and other guests, broke ground on the 7,800-square-foot restaurant Friday […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Another piece of the former Vanelli’s Greek and Italian restaurant will leave North Gloster Street on Sunday, 118 days after a tornado shook the foundation as employees huddled inside the food cooler. This time, the outside pavilion will travel across town in an oversized transport trailer to Veterans […]

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Hospital volunteer Mary Stafford looks at items in the Magnolia Regional Health Center gift shop Thursday afternoon in Corinth.

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – One of Corinth’s newest gift shopping venues is a little off the beaten track. It’s the gift shop at Magnolia Regional Health Center, located in the lobby of the hospital’s main entrance A. A grand opening is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. “We’ll […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Although the world’s largest retailer could alter his plans, Brooks Davis still plans to build a Brooks Grocery in west Tupelo. Rumors have circulated recently that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to build three of its smaller-format stores in the city, including two within a relatively short distance […]

By Pete Yost and Marcy Gordon Associated Press WASHINGTON – The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi rose last month, marking the third consecutive increase this year. Nevertheless, the 16 counties comprising the region collectively recorded its 12th consecutive month with unemployment under 10 percent. That’s the longest stretch since 2008, prior to the Great Recession taking hold and sending the region into a […]