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TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM - Market Sector

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MSU receives funding for two proposals aimed at boosting NASA missions

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is receiving funding for two proposals expected to help NASA achieve its long-term space mission as well as enhance commercial partnerships and technological innovation on Earth. The federal agency announced principal investigator Judy Schneider of the university’s Advanced Materials and Processing Research Group was awarded the grants through the NASA-Marshall…

BANKING & FINANCE - Market Sector

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TREY DELLINGER: Employers, get a handle now on compliance

Trey Dellinger Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employees in the United States must be paid the federal minimum wage or greater for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek. The FLSA…

MANUFACTURING/PRIVATE COMPANIES - Market Sector

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Inspectors find ‘hot work’ was cause of fatal explosion at fish plant

MOSS POINT — A fatal explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi Coast happened when sparks ignited a volatile mixture in a tank, safety officials said yesterday. U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said in a news release that inspectors found workers were performing “hot work” at or near the tank that…

ENERGY - Market Sector

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TVA retiring coal-fired power plant; to build gas-burning facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors today approved replacing the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, with a natural gas plant. Following an environmental review that received comments from more than 1,500 people, the board agreed to retire the 55-year-old coal plant and replace it with a 2-on-1, combined-cycle gas plant.…

HEALTH CARE - Market Sector

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RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

Lori Newcomb The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms…

GAMING/HOSPITALITY - Market Sector

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Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Chef John Folse of New Orleans (left) and Chef Rick Tramonto of Chicago are enjoying the moment as the two are opening A Seafood R’evolution in Ridgeland. The expected opening of the restaurant is November. — Photos by Sarah Dill Reily Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention…

REAL ESTATE - Market Sector

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FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi …

Cash purchases of homes in the U.S. have reached an all-time high representing one in three purchases. And while many of those are people who are buying a personal home or second home, a significant number are purchasing the homes as investments either to offer as rentals or to “flip”. The idea is to buy…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state yesterday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years. The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program. State lawmakers have underfunded the formula by…

AGRICULTURE - Market Sector

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Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force. Under the direction of the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the task force is charged to work together to ensure that the Delta will have future sustainable water supplies. In…

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