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US gains 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct.

January 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 252,000 […]

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Global stocks edge lower as investors await US jobs report

January 9, 2015

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LONDON — Global stocks edged lower on Friday ahead of a monthly U.S. employment report that will confirm whether the country remains a bright spot in an otherwise languishing world economy. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent at 4,231.41 and Germany’s DAX shed 0.6 percent to 9,781.03. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.5 […]

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Survey of business & political leaders shows dismal assessment of roads, bridges

January 8, 2015

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Electronic voting by about 150 business and political leaders Thursday showed that eight out of 10 of those surveyed rank repairs and maintenance of Mississippi’s highways and bridges above all other transportation infrastructure needs. Roads and bridge repairs and upkeep won out over such pursuits as expanding the state’s highway system and upgrading airports and […]

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Forman Perry signs former Ole Miss QB, Bo Wallace, as client of the firm’s sports representation practice group

January 8, 2015

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Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP has announced the signing of Bo Wallace, former Ole Miss quarterback, as a client of the firm’s Sports Representation practice group. Wallace leaves Ole Miss as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in school history, tallying three wins over Top-10 teams, leading the Rebels to three bowl games and an […]

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House GOP forcing 2016 debate on Social Security’s finances

January 8, 2015

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security’s disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the middle of the next presidential campaign. The House has adopted a procedural rule that could force lawmakers to tackle the issue by the end […]

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Drones at CES: Sky’s the Limit

January 8, 2015

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LAS VEGAS — When you’re searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year’s consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there’s an International CES section dedicated to drones. More than 20 companies are showing off dozens of different models. “People have been saying the drones are […]

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

January 8, 2015

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SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 […]

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Camgian Microsystems’ Egburt wins Innovative Product of the Year at CES 2015

January 8, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems announced today that Compass Intelligence has named Egburt winner of the 2015 A-List Internet of Things (IoT) Company of Excellence Award for IoT Innovative Product of the Year. This award marks the second honor for Egburt since its release on October 28, 2014. “We are honored that Egburt continues to win awards and receive recognition for its […]

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US stocks open higher on European stimulus speculation

January 8, 2015

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Thursday, boosted by a combination of positive economic news from the U.S. and expectations of stimulus from Europe’s central bank. The price of oil is also showing tentative signs of stabilizing. The market is bouncing back from a big slump in the first trading days […]

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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

July 8, 2014

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NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development […]

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