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The future of advertising and the changing of the times

If you want to know if the economy is really improving two years out from the official end of the most recent recession, checking in on advertising revenues might give some insight. But answers as to whether advertising is on an upswing might not have easy answers at a time when more businesses are relying on the Internet and social ...

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Yates always on list of top U.S. contractors

    For more than 45 years, W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, based in Philadelphia, has been a leader in the construction industry. The company has built its reputation with a commitment to on-time construction, within budget and to the clients’ satisfaction. And while the company has grown continually since it was founded in 1963, it has always ...

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150 YEARS

State’s first insurance company celebrates a milestone event   For some companies, a major milestone may be 10, 25 or even 50 years in business. But the milestone for Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. is much more impressive. The company, which was the first insurance company in the state, is celebrating 150 years as a risk-management company, and a proud ...

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Re-made and re-charged

Hancock has perfected approach for company founded in 1957   Sometimes, the best way for a company to remain successful is to redefine itself. Such is the case with Hancock Fabrics.  Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics developed the concept of a total fabric retailer. More than just a specialty shop, the first stores opened by Hancock Fabrics were cost-efficient and ...

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Management salaries averaging more than $75K

Occupational employment and wage estimates from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for May 2009 show the highest-paying positions to be in management, while those in food preparation earn the lowest wages. Figures available from MDES, according to information created by the Labor Market Information Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, show the average salary for those in ...

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New and expanded facilities report shows recession’s impact

  Projects up, jobs and investment down While the recession may be at an end, there is plenty of data that show Mississippi’s economy is far from fully recovered. A report from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) reveals some sobering numbers concerning new and growing businesses in 2010. The MDA is quick to point out that its “New and Expanded ...

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Healthcare expected to have biggest job growth

Mississippi will see a 14.2 percent increase in jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to occupational employment projection information from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Labor Market Information Department. The percentage represents an increase of 195,900 jobs in the 10-year span, and the total projected average annual job openings will be 54,325. The highest growth rate ...

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