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Louisiana billboards advocating Medicaid expansion spur legal threats from state

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Mardi Gras celebration has ended and a war with the progressive political group MoveOn.org has begun. MoveOn.org’s lawyers received a cease-and-desist letter from state of Louisiana officials Thursday, one day after the state’s Republican lieutenant governor told the Baton Rouge Advocate that the state would pursue legal action to try to take down a billboard criticizing ...

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GITOMER: Writing my own legacy. One word at a time. Yours?

What do you do when you get up every day? Anything to do with your legacy? I doubt it. Here’s a short version of your morning: Shower. Coffee. TV. Get dressed. Check your calendar. Check your email. Check your social media. Maybe even make a follow-up call (or two) or read a few pages. No legacy there. More like “routine.” ...

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Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign

You have to say they milked this for all it was worth! The iconic “Got Milk?” campaign that vaulted the national milk industry to the pinnacle of brand awareness and positioned this bovine nectar in the hearts and minds of generations has been put out to pasture. The Milk Processor Education Program retired the fabled ad slogan to march out ...

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BOOK BIZ — Revisiting the story of the traders who were too smart for their own good

By LouAnn Lofton Twenty years ago, a hedge fund in the high-class, big-money New York City suburb of Greenwich, Conn., opened for business. This, in and of itself, was not unusual. Greenwich had been home, and continues to be home, to Wall Street’s elite power brokers. What made this particular fund, Long-Term Capital Management, stand out was its impressive roster ...

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Mississippi Gift Company selling the best of the state

Greenwood-based Mississippi Gift Company began in 1993 with the mission of searching and bringing together the best the state has to offer to fill orders for Mississippi-made products. The company started with 14 products and 20 years later business is thriving with a wide array of products. “During this time we have collected the largest selection of Mississippi-made items available ...

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Research center aim — grow more with less

The Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center in Stoneville is one of the major research establishments of the Agricultural Research Service, the main in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Krishna Reddy, acting location coordinator, said the center is working on several aspects of agriculture, starting with crop production and focusing on cotton, soybeans and corn. The ...

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IKE TROTTER: Health care costs on Social Security

Social Security provides one of the most dependable sources of income for retirees and their families. In fact, for a majority of retirees today, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). What we are seeing, however, is more of that income being spent on health-related costs each year, ...

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