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Poll puts insurance challenger in good light, but expert says it’s flawed

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By JACK WEATHERLY  A poll commissioned by John Mosley puts him, a challenger to two-term Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, in a good light. But a political analyst said the three-question poll of 1,613 voters who are “highly likely” to vote in the Aug. 4 Republican primary is flawed. The second question is: “If you knew that Commissioner Mike Chaney supported ...

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BOOK BIZ — This story of orchids and Florida captivates

» The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Passion and Obsession    
By Susan Orlean 
Published by Ballantine Books    
$14.95 softback

Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief is, quite simply, a wonder. You’ll find yourself fascinated (perhaps unexpectedly) by all the twists and turns and divergent paths Orlean takes you on. Inspired by a small newspaper article she read about the arrest of four men (three Seminoles, one white) for the theft of rare orchids from a protected Florida swamp, in Orlean’s ...

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ALAN TURNER: Taylor Sledge a rising entrepreneur

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Taylor Sledge is one of the group of young, aggressive entrepreneurs who are passionately working to build businesses and create jobs in Mississippi. As Chairman and owner of Sledge & Company, Taylor has built a successful business in the financial services sector.  He started the business eight years ago, when he was just 22, and today, the business has clients ...

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WILSON CROCKETT: Making the most of your summer internship

As you progress through your college career, the thought of finding a full-time job becomes more and more daunting. In the engineering field, more specifically the civil engineering field, there are many routes one can take upon graduation. For me, this provided quite a bit of uncertainty with regard to how I wanted to spend my career. I found that ...

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Egburt winning over fans with smart solutions

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By BECKY GILLETTE STARKVILLE – Camgian Microsystems Corp.’s newest product, Egburt (www.egburt.com), is winning over business fans by using bundled sensors, an edge computer called Egburt IQ, the network, the cloud and their Egburt Insight software to help “analyze and manage data while eliminating the chaos of data overload.” Egburt has applications in retail, municipal, facilities and agriculture management. Released ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER: The BIG secrets of enthusiastic emotional engagement

What is engagement? Better stated, how can you engage other people to become interested in you and your product or service? Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) says by becoming interested in them. And he’s partially right. The reality, and the secret of engagement is that BOTH people must be mutually engaged and mutually interested, and BOTH ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 4: The Press Conference and a Lead

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi At noon, Captain Robert Richards, Special Operations Unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, proceeded to a podium set up in the front of the ...

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UMC researcher leading international study about memory and aging

Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around the world that’s been in existence five years and is sharing individual studies. The group he leads is researching memory and how cognitive thinking changes with age.

By LYNN LOFTON  A University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher is part of an international team doing important work to identify the gene that underlies healthy information processing. The research is the first step toward knowledge that can help understand cognitive age and age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around ...

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TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: 5 ways to win with data-driven marketing

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Data-driven marketing has come to the forefront for companies that want to better engage their customers and prospects. With data-driven marketing, firms are able to gather, integrate, and assess data from a variety of internal and external sources to help enhance value. In “The Value of Data: Consequences for Insight, Innovation, and Efficiency in the U.S. Economy,” the Direct Marketing ...

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