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Daily Beast’s Siegel needs a glass of sweet tea after profanity-laced rant against the South

April 30, 2013

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In a story on the website Daily Beast, writer Lee Siegel goes off on a profanity-laced rampage, saying Southern states are holding America back … Let’s face it — on nearly every important issue, from gun control to immigration to gay marriage, red states are holding America back. Hundreds of thousands of petitioners from a […]

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Tate Reeves leads poll of potential candidates for governor in 2015

April 30, 2013

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In a reader poll of the Mississippi Business Journal, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves leads Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Gov. Phil Bryant of potential candidates for the seat of governor in the 2015 election. » See poll here …

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(VIDEO) Got a business meeting? Take a walk

April 30, 2013

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Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. In this Ted Talk, business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies […]

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office

April 29, 2013

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office MERIDIAN — Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate. Meridian police say they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic […]

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(VIDEO) David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

April 29, 2013

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Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News. He’s […]

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HOTTER THAN HADES — Sizzling Event Slated for June 22 in Leland and Tribbett

April 25, 2013

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After an overwhelming successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Hotter than Hades Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013. In addition to the half marathon, a two-team relay for the course of the half marathon is being added to the event to increase participation with the more casual runners. The Hotter than Hades […]

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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Wild dogs kill yet another animal at Jackson Zoo … It’s time for Zoo to move.

April 24, 2013

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Jackson Zoo officials are double-checking fencing surrounding the 110-acre facility in the wake of an attack by dogs early Tuesday that resulted in an animal’s death as has been reported in a Clarion-Ledger story. A klipspringer, a small member of the antelope family, was killed by a pack of three feral dogs in its savannah […]

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(VIDEO) Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

April 23, 2013

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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers […]

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(VIDEO) Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

April 23, 2013

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? In this Ted Talk, economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate our […]

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