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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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Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has announced, that Trudy D. Fisher has joined the firm as a member of the Government and Regulatory practice group. Fisher will focus her practice on environmental, energy, regulatory, and government relations matters, including permitting and compliance issues around air, water, mining and wetlands. She will also focus on state and federal property…

MANUFACTURING/PRIVATE COMPANIES - Market Sector

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NG1 Technologies wins Grand Prize; receiving $200K in cash and services

OLIVE BRANCH — The Cleantech Open Southeast says regional finalist NG1 Technologies of Olive Branch has been recognized as the 2014 Cleantech Open National Accelerator Grand Prize Winner. NG1 Technologies will receive a cash and in-kind services prize worth $200,000. NG1 Technologies was recognized for its innovation and improvements to the retrofit exhaust system found…

ENERGY - Market Sector

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Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three

GULF OF MEXICO — An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. about 12 miles off Louisiana’s coast. In a…

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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County to ask if it can use unspent hurricane recovery money

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials will ask the state for permission to move $1.6 million in unused hurricane recovery funds to help support other projects. The largest amount of unused cash is in the government annex facility fund. Other projects which had additional cash include the Lakeshore Community Center, the Stennis Airport Hangar…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing a $3 million plan to pay for community college for students who earn a technical diploma in high school. Bryant first floated the proposal earlier this month while speaking at Nissan Motor Co. in Canton and repeated it Monday when he made his proposal for the 2015 budget.…

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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