Archive | June 28th, 2013

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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