Archive | December, 2012

(VIDEO) Ultrabooks, tablets for 2013

December 31, 2012

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The digital high command at Mad Genius talks about some of the hottest gadgets for computing and consumption from the Chomebook to Taichi.

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Remembering those we lost in 2012

December 28, 2012

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Eudora Welty once wrote in The Optimist’s Daughter, “The mystery in how little we know of other people is no greater than the mystery of how much.” Here are some of the Mississippians that we lost in 2012 as reported by the Mississippi Business Journal and other media outlets. University of Mississippi Medical Center School […]

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Five Guys comes to Hattiesburg

December 27, 2012

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Golden Eagles now have a new place to pop in for a hamburger and fries. Jackson-based Eat Here Brands has announced the opening of a new Five Guys Burger and Fries at 6095 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. The popular Zagat award-winning, quick-service restaurant already has a location at Turtle Creek Mall and has also enjoyed […]

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Organic macaroni wins, Facebook loses in IPO class of 2012

December 26, 2012

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Fortune and CNNMoney.com have finished their IPO winners and losers list for 2012. The list includes some of the best public offerings this year from companies like Splunk (a data processor for Comcast and Bank of America) and Annie’s, a San Francisco-based organic pasta manufacturer. Business reviews website Yelp is also riding high after this […]

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(VIDEO) Staying healthy during the holidays

December 26, 2012

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MBJ fitness columnist Melinda Duffie counts calories and talks about health and wellness during the holidays.

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Mass shootings top story of 2012 in AP poll

December 26, 2012

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The Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. has been voted the top news story of 2012 by the Associated Press. The news organization had reportedly already selected their annual top stories the day before the shooting, which killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In a rare move, another vote was […]

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Bryant declares state of emergency after Christmas storms

December 25, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant has made a state of emergency declaration for several Mississippi counties after severe storms moved through the state yesterday. Used as an administrative tool, the declaration allows the state to offer support to all areas impacted by the severe weather. So far, at least eight Mississippi counties have reported damages and some […]

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Libby Story named MBJ “Business Person of the Year” for 2012

December 21, 2012

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Ridgeland fashion designer Libby Story McRight has been named the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Business Person of the Year” for 2012. Click here for the full story…

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Top MBJ stories online for 2012

December 21, 2012

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Here are the top MBJ stories posted online for 2012.* 1. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan resigning; has late-stage cancer 2. Jackson’s Charley Hutchison believed to be one of Apple’s youngest app developers 3. Trustmark feels pain of $10 million in bad debt after Tri-State Brick’s demise 4. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with […]

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(VIDEO) Dan Rollins is the new CEO of BancorpSouth

December 20, 2012

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On Wednesday, BancorpSouth CEO Dan Rollins gave a three-minute interview to MBJ-TV just three weeks into his new role as leader of one of the state’s largest financial institutions. Rollins’ successful tenure at Prosperity Bank in Houston, Texas led to that bank becoming Houston’s largest holding company and nearly doubling its assets in five years. […]

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