Archive | June, 2013

Paula Deen book canceled, new release was No. 1 on Amazon

June 29, 2013

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UPDATE: Ballantine Books, a Random House imprint, announced it had made the “difficult decision” Friday to cancel publication of Paula Deen’s upcoming cookbook that had been scheduled for an October release. » READ RELATED POST: Deen’s casino restaurant in Tunica to be rebranded As of Thursday morning, “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Recipes, All Lightened Up,” […]

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Laurel native new head of Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District

June 28, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Mississippi native and Iraq war veteran Col. John W. Cross took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District in a ceremony Friday morning officiated by Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, Col. Cross assumed command of the 68,000-square-mile District from Col. Jeffrey R. […]

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Time Magazine editorial: Paula Deen victim of ‘implacable witch hunting’

June 28, 2013

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Paula Deen grew up in Georgia. In the ’50s. Her world was the one depicted in the book “The Help”, in which black people’s status as lesser beings was casually assumed. So, who is really surprised that she has used the N word in her life? It would be downright strange if she hadn’t, and […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots for our jobs

June 28, 2013

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Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. In this Ted Talk, Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and […]

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Bryant ranks 14th for job growth among U.S. governors

June 28, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

It looks like Phil Bryant is doing an OK job as governor, if you are looking at job growth statistics Bryant ranks 14th in the U.s. in job creation among all current U.S. governors during their respective terms, according to a new report from On Numbers. On Numbers, a group endorsed by the Memphis Business […]

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Ameristar merger boosts analyst’s rating of Pinnacle

June 28, 2013

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Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg

NEW YORK — An RBC Capital Markets analyst raised his rating and price target for Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. on Thursday, saying its pending acquisition of Ameristar Casinos Inc. should help its business in multiple ways. THE SPARK: The analyst John Kempf lifted Pinnacle to “Outperform” from “Sector Perform” and boosted its price target to $24 […]

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FRANK BROWN: Location key to Biloxi baseball success

June 27, 2013

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It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more […]

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Target cuts ties with Paula Deen; drugmaker distances itself

June 27, 2013

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Paula Deen’s merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling. Retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial […]

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Redevelopment Authority gives Jackson convention hotel deal thumbs up

June 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority Wednesday unanimous approved a trade agreement with a Tampa hotel management and development company that wants to build a $60 million convention center hotel here. Robinson Callen Develoment says it is eager to move ahead with the 330-room hotel and wants to break ground within six months. The […]

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WaPo’s Meyerson: When it wants to slum, business still goes to the South

June 26, 2013

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A drop of 3.8 percent in the hourly wages of U.S. workers in the first quarter of 2013 marked the steepest decline since the government began measuring in 1947. Washington Post opinion writer Harold Meyerson takes this wage drop as a sure sign that the so-called economic recovery will continue to be one of higher […]

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