Archive | May, 2013

(BUSINESS VIDEO) Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

May 22, 2013

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Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. In this Ted Talk, we explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. Wingham […]

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Oklahoma newspaper lists donation agencies

May 21, 2013

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For those in Mississippi wishing to contribute to the recovery of Moore and the Oklahoma City metropolitan area following yesterday’s devastating tornado, please consult the following organizations. The Oklahoma Red Cross is asking people to donate by texting Red Cross to 90999 which will be a $10 donation, spokesman Ken Garcia said. Garcia said the […]

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New SBA lending initiative puts veterans on entrepreneur pathway

May 21, 2013

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years. Oftentimes, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. […]

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Teens migrating to Twitter tell researchers there are too many adults, too much drama on Facebook

May 21, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told […]

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Mississippi casino revenues on pace for 15-year low (adds comment)

May 21, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi casinos could be headed to a 15-year low in gross gaming revenues, if the trend from the first four months continues the rest of the year. April figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission this week show another month of revenue decreases as casinos attempt to reverse the trend of out-of-state […]

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Craig Carter named assistant to Dick Hall at MDOT

May 21, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Wiley “Craig” Carter joins the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the position of assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Carter assumes a vital role in facilitating external and internal relations for the commissioner. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing […]

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Men’s Health says Jackson is the worst city in the country to exercise

May 21, 2013

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MensHealth.com has ranked Jackson, Mississippi last on its list of the 100 least active American cities. The ranking linked here puts Jackson just behind Nashville, Tennessee and Charleston, West Virginia for lack of physical activity among its population. Other cities in the category include: » Little Rock, Arkansas » Corpus Christi, Texas » New Orleans, Louisiana […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

May 21, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Bidding adieu to his last “real job” as Al Gore’s speechwriter, […]

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Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

May 20, 2013

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The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is encountering a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred much less regional conflict […]

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MDA: Energy legislation press conference canceled

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says Tuesday’s scheduled press briefing regarding recently-enacted energy legislation has been postponed until next month. Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the MDA, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Energy Institute and Natchez Inc. were to hold the briefing and Q&A session at the Woolfolk State Office building tomorrow. When contacted, the MDA […]

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