By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi attorney general’s attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google’s request for a preliminary injunction, preventing Attorney General Jim Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to examine whether Google […]

RIDGELAND (AP) – Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is among the leaders of a new economic development firm formed by Ridgeland-based Butler Snow LLP. The law firm said Monday that Barbour will serve as chairman of VisionFirst Advisors, which will provide strategic analysis and identify market opportunities for organizations. He will be joined by former […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A move to eliminate the $5 vehicle inspection sticker has been approved by the Mississippi Senate, and approval by the House is expected. The legislation, pushed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as part of his legislative agenda, is welcome by many who think there is little need for […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tennessee Valley Authority is on track to meet its three-year goal of saving $500 million, and its chief executive said the utility will continue to emphasize its goal to serve the public. In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Journal on Friday, TVA CEO Bill Johnson also […]

Starting today, Mississippi will celebrate “Automotive Industry Week.” Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday declared it so, as the state recognizes what he called the industry’s vital role in the state economy. It’s been more than a decade since the first made-in-Mississippi vehicle rolled off an assembly line. That particular honor belongs to Nissan, which opened […]


I have been in the financial industry a long time and it seems to me that a lot of investors think that they have to be smarter than everyone else in order to win. They forget that investing isn’t a game against everyone else. It is a game against yourself. You are the one who […]

Q. Should you budget for mad money or just carry around cash when you’re trying to get out of debt? A. What really matters is the amount of mad money you allow yourself to have. Everyone needs a little pocket money. It’s probably not going to throw you off too much if you put $10 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A change at the Miss America Organization means new roles for a pair of Mississippi men. Oxford resident Sam Haskell, who was already CEO of the organization, was elevated to the position of executive chairman. In addition, Josh Randle of Amory has been named Miss America Organization’s chief operating […]

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Customers line up to check out at Todd's Big Star on Thursday afternoon in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – As usual, Bob Knight opened his Todd’s Big Star at 7 a.m. on Thursday. That couldn’t be said for everybody a day after the region was hit with several inches of snow, but many retailers, restaurants and other shops opened up sometime during the day as the sun […]