Free tax deal makes grade
OCEAN SPRINGS -- In observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, Liberty Tax Service at 1204 Bienville Blvd., will provide free tax preparation for all school employees, including teachers, day care workers, school staff and bus drivers.
The offer is good from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday for new customers.
Company representatives also are available to provide on-site tax advice and tax preparation at local schools.
Details: 875-5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbon cuttings and business events set
Tuesday: 3 p.m., ribbon cutting for Reliable Referrals LLC, at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave., Pascagoula
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. Golden Sledgehammer ceremony and champagne toast at Singing River Mall, North Main Entrance. Business leaders will speak with developers Shane Morrison and partners about their investment and plans.
Friday: 10 a.m. Ribbon cutting at Omni Wireless of Ocean Springs, 3004 Bienville Blvd.
Men's Wearhouse lifts bid for Jos. A. Bank
FREMONT, Calif. -- Men's Wearhouse is stepping up its pursuit of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., boosting the takeover offer for its rival by 10 percent to about $1.78 billion.
The move comes 10 days after Jos. A. Bank announced it was planning to buy the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $825 million.
Men's Wearhouse Inc. said Monday it's now offering $63.50 per share, up from its prior $57.50 per share bid. The new offer is conditioned on Jos. A. Bank ending its deal for Eddie Bauer. Men's Wearhouse said it may raise its Jos. A. Bank bid to $65 per share if able to examine its books with access to Jos. A. Bank's management team.
Warren Buffett offers lesson in value investing
OMAHA, Neb. -- Warren Buffett is offering a refresher course on his approach to investing in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders.
Buffett's full letter won't be released until Saturday, but Fortune magazine published an excerpt of it online Monday.
The billionaire uses two personal real estate investments he made to demonstrate some of his key principles. Buffett bought a Nebraska farm in 1986 and part of a retail property near New York University's campus in 1993. Both purchases were made after prices collapsed.
Buffett says he could tell both investments had little downside.
-- Staff, wire reports