Business briefs (July 9)

July 8, 2014 

Mayor's event will offer first look at Biloxi Seafood Fest poster

BILOXI -- The design of this year's Biloxi Seafood Festival poster will be unveiled July 16 during the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Mayor.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi and Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway will provide updates of city progress.

RSVP: Rachael@mscoastchamber.com.

Aid available for small businesses

BAY ST. LOUIS -- Business owners can learn how to do business with federal, state and local government during a meeting with a representative from the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center.

Appointments are required and will be scheduled Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the chamber office, 111 Court St., Bay St. Louis.

Details: Marcia McDowell at smcpcdirector@gmail.com

Full House could operate NY casino

Full House Resorts, parent company of Silver Slipper Casino, has been named operator for a potential Grand Hudson Casino and Resort development in Orange County, N.Y.

An application for a casino license has been filed with the New York State Gaming Commission. If approved, the resort will be on a 140-acre site at Stewart Airport and feature a 110,000-square-foot casino, 350-room hotel, an aquatic center, seven restaurants and a convention center.

Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety

DETROIT -- Ford announced Tuesday it is recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety defects. Ford will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

The largest recall, of 92,022 vehicles, affects the 2013 and 2014 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Police Interceptor sedans, the Flex and Lincoln MKT crossovers, the 2012-2014 Edge and 2014 Lincoln MKX. Ford says the right-hand halfshaft may disengage over time, making the vehicles inoperable.

American's CEO says travel demand bright

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says travel demand is still strong and he is not worried about airlines adding so many flights that they will drive down prices.

Parker says airlines can charge profitable fares even as they add seats. His upbeat tone contrasted with comments from Air France-KLM, which lowered its earnings forecast because overcapacity is hurting profits.

-- Staff, wire reports

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