Archive | July, 2012

Venture Technologies achieves Cisco designation

July 23, 2012

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Venture Technologies has achieved Cisco Cloud Builder designation, the Jackson IT-firm announced Monday. “We are excited to earn this prestigious designation that highlights Venture’s private cloud building expertise,” Venture CEO Gerard Gibert said in a released statement. “Venture is now one of only a few Cisco partners in the Southeast to earn this designation.” The […]

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BorgWarner adding 50 jobs in Water Valley for new auto transmission product

July 23, 2012

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Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner is expanding operations at its plant in Water Valley to begin manufacturing a new ECO-Launch system that enables the stop-start function in automatic transmissions. By adding the new product to its production line BorgWarner expects to create 50 new jobs at the plant. This latest expansion marks the company’s third in […]

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Carter: Recreational ‘shooters’ in for pointless persecution after Aurora

July 20, 2012

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First, a whack- job congressman from Texas, Louie Gohmert, went on the radio and blamed Friday’s mass murders at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on our nation’s increasing “godlessness.” Absurd, of course. But Rep. Gohmert’s mutterings shouldn’t actually bother us. He’s just the crazy old uncle we keep up in the attic. What should bother […]

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Anti-abortion activist says he is a peacemaker

July 19, 2012

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Jackson anti-abortion activist Roy McMillan is disputing a claim he has used racial slurs and cursing in his crusade against Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic. The Mississippi Business Journal in this blog and in a July 16 issue reported on some of McMillan’s activities outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, including one claim from a […]

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Freeman donates big to pro-Obama group

July 19, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Mississippi native Morgan Freeman recently donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama political action committee or “super PAC.” The Oscar-winning actor is currently starring in his third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Freeman spoke with MBJ-TV in 2011 about his support for then Democratic gubernatorial […]

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USM College of Business names interim dean as search to replace Nail begins

July 19, 2012

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    Southern Mississippi University has named Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte, senior associate dean in the College of Business, to serve as interim dean while the university conducts a national search to replace Dr. Lance Nail. Nail ends his four-year stint as business school dean August 16. He is to become dean of the Rawls College […]

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MC School of Business accreditation reaffirmed

July 19, 2012

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Accreditation for the Mississippi College School of Business has been reaffirmed according to the college press office. In a released statement, MC says the Kansas-based Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs reaffirmed the national accreditation for their business school at a June 17 meeting in Baltimore, Md. MC was among 21 of the association’s […]

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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

July 19, 2012

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Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not […]

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Cal-Maine Foods buys Pilgrim’s Pride

July 18, 2012

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Cal-Maine Foods, the largest poultry egg producer and distributor in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Pilgrim’s Pride. The Jackson-based company (NASDAQ: CALM) said in a release earlier today that the deal includes two production complexes with capacity for approximately 1.4 million laying hens and adjacent land located near Pittsburg, Texas. The transaction is expected to […]

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Offshoring — it’s all good, economic study says

July 18, 2012

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Here’s a little something that might not go down easy for workers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States: Offshoring of jobs and the influx of immigrant labor into the country do not – on the whole – damage the U.S. labor force, says a new paper from the London School of Economics Center […]

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