August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Business

Dollars & Cents

A good education can mean a good retirement

Over the last few decades, numerous studies have revealed that education is the best indicator of lifetime earnings of individuals. More...

Unemployment still high in southwest Ala.

Alabama’s unemployment rate for July fell slightly from June, from 6.5% to 6.3%. Southwest Alabama counties continue to have some of the highest rates in the state. More...

Stock Prices

AT&T (T)................33.86 Boise Inc. (BZ)..........8.73 Dollar General (DG).....................53.80 Family Dollar Stores, Inc. More...

Family Dollar opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Aug. 17 at the new Family Dollar store on Jackson St. in Grove Hill. More...

Gravel firm inks contract to ship out of Jackson Port

A Panama City, Fla. company has signed a five-year agreement with the City of Jackson to use the Port of Jackson to transport gravel. Cox Aggregate and city officials inked the deal last week. Fifty jobs are expected to be created. More...