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Jerome Goddard explores traumatic memories in new novel

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University

In a new novel titled “Living Memories,” Mississippi State University entomologist Jerome Goddard explores traumatic memories and the implications of science run amok. An extension service professor in the biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, and plant pathology department, Goddard said he got the idea for the novel while thinking about prions — abnormal, pathogenic agents responsible […] [...]

BARLEY: How private are Facebook privacy settings?

by For the MBJ Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Facebook, law, Mississippi

For better or worse, the use of social media has grown astronomically in recent years, and social media has become a major part of our lives.  With this growth of social media, numerous questions have been presented on how social media will interact with the courts. In the recent personal injury case, Higgins v. Koch […] [...]

EPA announces $50 million for Gulf river basins

HOUSTON — Federal authorities are providing $50 million to restore seven Gulf Coast river basins after last year’s catastrophic oil spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s head Lisa Jackson says a task force has set out a series of goals to help restore the region, the result of a year of work between the five […] [...]

Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the […] [...]

Dollar rises vs. most rivals as G-20 ministers meet

by Amy McCullough Published: October 22,2010

Tags: G-20, Timothy Geithner

Source: The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch TOKYO – The dollar gained against most major rivals in Asian trading Friday, as investors were reluctant to be short of the U.S. unit as finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations gathered in the South Korean city of Gyeongju, Market Watch reports. In a letter to […] [...]

US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran to Israel

by Associated Press Published: October 21,2010

Tags: arms deal, Israel, Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As American and Saudi officials spent months quietly hammering out a wish list for a mammoth sale of American warplanes and other weapons to the oil-rich kingdom, leaders in Iran were busy publicly displaying their advances in missiles, naval craft and air power. In one memorable bit of political theater, […] [...]

Fed survey points to uneven growth across US

by Associated Press Published: October 21,2010

Tags: Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew unevenly in early fall, with more than half the regions of the country expanding modestly while others struggled to grow. A survey by the Federal Reserve released Wednesday found that seven of the Fed’s 12 regions reported moderate improvements in business activity. Three regions – Philadelphia, Richmond and Cleveland […] [...]

Geithner’s goal: ‘rebalanced’ world economy

by Amy McCullough Published: October 21,2010

Tags: Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he would use weekend meetings of G-20 finance ministers to advance efforts to “rebalance” the world economy so it is less reliant on U.S. consumers, to move toward establishing “norms” on exchange-rate policy, and to persuade others the U.S. doesn’t aim to devalue its way to prosperity, reports […] [...]

Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

by Associated Press Published: October 21,2010

Tags: Toyota recall

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality problems for the world’s No. 1 automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the […] [...]

Feds consider limiting potatoes offered to kids

by Associated Press Published: October 20,2010

Tags: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington Potato Commission

GLEED, Wash. — Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn’t be considered junk food. One Washington man is so exasperated by the proposals that he’s in the midst of a 60-day, all potato […] [...]

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