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  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

    Police find 2-month-old child allegedly abducted in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
    According to law enforcement sources, a 2-month-old baby in Vicksburg has been found, along with the man who is accused of abducting the child.  We are told that suspect kicked in the door at 400 BayouMore >>
    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
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  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>

With the click of a mouse, you can order practically anything online. But no matter how you shop, do business with reputable companies and take steps to protect yourself from potential problems.

Know who you're dealing with . If you've never heard of the seller, check on its location and reputation with the Better Business Bureau or the state attorney general's office.

Protect your privacy . Provide personal information only if you know who's collecting it, why, and how it's going to be used.

Guard your passwords . Use different passwords when you're making a purchase than you use to log on to your computer or network.

Pay the safest way . A credit card offers the most consumer protections.

Order only on a secure server . Look for an unbroken key or padlock at the bottom of the browser window to ensure your transmission is protected.

Check shipping and handling fees . Don't forget to factor these into the cost of the order, and to choose the delivery option that best meets your needs.

Track your purchases . Keep printouts of the web pages with details about the transaction, including return policies if you're not satisfied.

(Information provided by the Federal Trade Commission)