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GreenTech extends pact with Chinese automaker Jianghu to build all-electric cars

December 18, 2013

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In some of the first positive news to come out of GreenTech in several months, the McLean, Va., company which plans to build cars in Mississippi says it has extended its partnership with Chinese automaker Jianghui Automotive Co. Ltd. to develop and make a 4-door, all-electric vehicle for the North American market. GreenTech, with a […]

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C Spire CEO selected one of most powerful in U.S. wireless and wireline industries

December 16, 2013

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  Fierce Wireless, a leading wireless and wireline industry trade publication, has named Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire, one of the 25 most powerful people in the U.S. wireless and wireline industries in 2013. Meena landed at No. 20 on the 2013 Top 25 list — ahead of Nokia EVP Steve Elop […]

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(VIDEO) Missing American in Iran was working for CIA

December 13, 2013

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An AP investigation reveals an American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission. (Dec. 13)

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Stennis Space Center hitting on all cylinders with SpaceX, others

December 11, 2013

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi — It was a big win for John C. Stennis Space Center when SpaceX, one of the hottest commercial spaceflight companies, said in October that it would use SSC to test its next generation Raptor engine. The decision added another commercial company to SSC’s already impressive roster of private companies using SSC facilities to get […]

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C Spire to acquire Alabama-based Callis Communications

December 11, 2013

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C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. Based in Mobile, Alabama, Callis serves customers in key business markets across the Southeast and, for the sixth consecutive year, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunications and cloud communications companies […]

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Grab the mouth soap: Mississippians among most prone to profanity

December 4, 2013

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When it comes to potty mouth talk, Mississippians are in the same category as sailors. At least that’s the view of Washington State’s Marchex Institute, a collection of data scientists and senior analysts who deliver customized reports and insights for clients of the “call marketplace” and “call analytics” sectors. In other words, they tell those […]

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C Spire launches PERCS upgrades: Device upgrades that are simpler

November 19, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — The world doesn’t wait to advance every two years, so why should wireless users? New devices, apps and accessories get better every day, which is why C Spire thinks consumers shouldn’t be forced to wait two years or pay exorbitant prices to get the latest and greatest devices. C Spire rolled out […]

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Area Development Magazine ranks Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates

November 19, 2013

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  JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that Area Development, a national site selection publication, recently ranked Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates related to economic development and job growth. “I am proud that the economic development community around the country is taking note of the pro-jobs […]

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Smithville celebrates new domed gym-disaster structure as tornado recovery continues

November 15, 2013

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SMITHVILLE, Mississippi — Monroe County received a check for $1.4 million Friday to put toward the cost of building the Smithville school’s new monolithic dome gym, a tornado-resistant structure that replaces the gym destroyed on April 27, 2011 by an EF5 tornado that roared through the center of town, killing 16 people. The domed gym […]

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

November 7, 2013

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Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several […]

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