A woman waves her campaign sign for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary, June 3, 2014, in Madison, Miss.
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Business Latest: Mississippi Primaries

 

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY COULD BE KEY BATTLE: Tuesday marks another busy day for key primary races, perhaps none more important than those in Mississippi. Where does the Magnolia State fit into the GOP’s drive to take over the Senate? Sen. Thad Cochran, seeking a seventh six-year term, faces state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who’s backed by tea party groups. What will the results tells us about Republican attitudes toward spending in 2014? And could Mississippi  be another blown Senate seat that costs Republicans their much sought-after control? Read more

FOOD INDUSTRY COULD PUT BITE ON CONSUMERS: With more buyouts and mergers in the food industry, like Tyson’s offer to buy Hillshire for $6.8 billion, American consumers could face even higher food prices. What’s driving the frenzy to buy out firms, and how does this affect costs at the check-out counter? Read more

IS BIG BROTHER REALLY WATCHING YOU?: Edward Snowden recently claimed the NSA and other agencies are using fancy, real-time tools to monitor citizens. But security experts note actual strategies used to monitor us usually aren’t that sophisticated. The biggest cyberthreats remain hackers, using more mainstream tactics to steal financial data. Read more

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Business Latest: Mississippi Primaries