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TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM - Market Sector

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for using SkyTel technology

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using without permission patents and technology developed in the 1990s by SkyTel, formerly based in Jackson and owned by now-defunct WorldCom. Bloomberg News reported that patents developed for the SkyTel network and owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC are valid and were…

BANKING & FINANCE - Market Sector

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BankPlus recognized for alternative program to payday lending

RIDGELAND — BankPlus and City First Enterprises of Washington, D.C., are the winners of the inaugural Empowerment Awards, which recognize promising projects that provide or encourage access to safe, fair financial services in underserved communities. BankPlus won in the Community Development Banking category for its innovative alternative to payday lending, and City First won in…

MANUFACTURING/PRIVATE COMPANIES - Market Sector

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GM honors BorgWarner facilities with quality award

WATER VALLEY — BorgWarner’s facilities in Water Valley; Frankfort, Illinois; and Ithaca, New York; have received 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from General Motors (GM). Presented to only 17 percent of GM’s 2,300 suppliers in the United States and Canada, the award recognizes supplier manufacturing locations for achieving consistently high levels of quality based on…

ENERGY - Market Sector

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USM researchers to study oil, dispersant in Gulf

HATTIESBURG — A research consortia led by the University of Southern Mississippi will use $11 million in funding to study the impact of oil, dispersed oil and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem and public health. The funds came from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. The research will be conducted from 2015-17. Eleven…

HEALTH CARE - Market Sector

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A vision for the future of Mississippi health care

The Visionary Leadership Award went to Dr. David Powe for his efforts and contributions to the growth and progress of Mississippi health care, and specifically for his work in helping to create the new Biomedical Business Collaboratory in Madison County. S everal hundred business and civic leaders gathered this week at the Jackson Country Club…

GAMING/HOSPITALITY - Market Sector

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State’s casinos took in more winnings in October

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A strong performance by Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos boosted gambling revenue to $167 million in October. The figure bested the $165.5 million lost by gamblers in October 2013. The 11 casinos in South Mississippi showed 9 percent jump in revenue — despite the closing of the Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi. Mississippi Department…

REAL ESTATE - Market Sector

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A BIG CHANGE: New mortgage rules seen bringing increase in pricey mobile home loans

National lenders who make loans on new manufactured homes appear to be a growing option for Mississippi borrowers with credit histories too risky for traditional banks in today’s stringent regulatory climate. While credit-challenged borrowers are buying the dwellings at about half the square-foot cost of site built homes, financing them takes a much larger bite…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy

Dak Prescott ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson are among the 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the state’s top college football player. Each school in the state is allowed to nominate one player for the award. The other nominees are: Mississippi…

AGRICULTURE - Market Sector

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Man survives grain bin fall after five-hour rescue

WATERFORD — A man has been rescued after falling in a soybean bin in rural north Mississippi. Authorities say 57-year-old Larry Mitchell was brought out of the bin late yesterday after nearly five hours of work by the Waterford Fire Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department to free him. Crews cut away parts of…

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