published Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Business Briefs: Mississippi plant to add 200 jobs

Mississippi plant to add 200 jobs

Mississippi Silicon will locate a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County.

The company said the $200 million expansion will add 200 jobs and produce silicon metal for a broad range of industries in the United States including the aluminum, automotive and chemical industries.

Mississippi Silicon is a partnership between Rima Holdings USA Inc., and domestic investor group Clean Tech I LLC.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state provided assistance through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Revolving Fund for building construction and workforce training as well as the state's New Market Tax Credits.

Tishomingo County and Tennessee Valley Authority also provided assistance for the project.


Netflix tests pricing plan

Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers.

Among the plans being tested are a $6.99-a-month plan that allows only one video stream to be watched at once, and a $9.99-a-month plan that allows three streams at one time, whether on a TV, tablet or computer.

A Netflix spokesman says not everyone will see the test prices and they may never roll out to all customers. Netflix's standard $7.99-a-month plan allows users to watch video on up to 2 screens at once, including TVs and mobile devices.

An $11.99-a-month service allows up to four shows at once. Netflix announced that plan in April.

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