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Browning on Business: Indian restaurant opening in Columbus

Posted 1/2/2014 in Business

Indian cuisine is coming to Columbus. Pankaj Patel, who operates Columbus Inn & Suites, said Tandoori Oven is slated to open Jan. 16. The new restaurant will be located at the inn, in the spot that once housed Good Time Lounge.


Amtrak to suspend some services in Jan., Feb.

Posted 1/2/2014 in Business

Amtrak passenger train service will shut down in Mississippi and other areas in the Southeast for several days in January and February for rail maintenance by Norfolk Southern Railway.



Building permits 1-2-14

Posted 1/2/2014 in Business



Target: Customers' encrypted card PINs were stolen

Posted 12/28/2013 in Business

Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.


Browning on Business: 'Huck's Place' turns 5 years old

Posted 12/26/2013 in Business

Five years ago, brothers Brian and Bubba Huckaby moved back to the Columbus area, where they grew up, to open a downtown restaurant.


Santa's sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

Posted 12/26/2013 in Business

Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.



Weak card security made Target a juicy target

Posted 12/24/2013 in Business

The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target's stores will get worse before they get better.



Holiday sales down for 3rd week

Posted 12/24/2013 in Business

Stores are hoping Americans who've been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.



Apple lands elusive iPhone deal with China Mobile

Posted 12/24/2013 in Business

A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market.


Browning on Business: Longtime Columbus restaurant is closing

Posted 12/19/2013 in Business

Ranch House, an east Columbus restaurant whose breakfast and lunch buffet has developed a devoted following through the years, is closing. Joyce Alexander has run the business for eight years. She got emotional this week thinking about Sunday, when she will lock the door at 807 Alabama St. for the last time.


Marriages and divorces 12-19-13

Posted 12/19/2013 in Business


Business brief: Firefighters graduate

Posted 12/19/2013 in Business

Firefighters Darryl D. Brown, Taylor S. Mitchell, and Gregory Pack of the Columbus Fire Department graduated December 12, 2013 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

Holiday shopping season: A disappointment so far

Posted 12/19/2013 in Business

Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.


Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for economy

Posted 12/13/2013 in Business

Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.


Browning on Business: Hwy. 45 seeing more moving, shaking

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business

There is property changing hands out on Highway 45 North in Columbus and some new businesses are moving in. Like this: A Dick's Sporting Goods is expected to be located in a currently unoccupied portion of the old University Mall.


GM CEO known for approachability, effectiveness

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business

Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university's board members at an airport in Shanghai. Mary Barra, the busy global product development chief at General Motors Co., might have just said hello and turned back to her phone. Instead, she had a long discussion with McMahan's teenage son about his education and his efforts to learn Mandarin.



Marriages and divorces 12-12-13

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business



Building permits 12-12-13

Posted 12/12/2013 in Business



Renasant wrapping up M&F merger, branch closures

Posted 12/6/2013 in Business

The last six of nine planned branch closures will be completed by Monday as Renasant Bank's merger with M&F Bank if finalized.


Business brief: Seawright promoted

Posted 12/6/2013 in Business

Cadence Bank announced that Matt Seawright has been promoted to branch manager of the bank's Maben and Starkville Crossing locations.


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