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US stock indexes move higher in midday trading; oil rises

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. indexes modestly higher in midday trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. Energy stocks also rose, getting a boost from rising crude oil prices. Utilities, real estate companies and other high-dividend paying stocks fell as bond yields headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ...

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US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; Oil up

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. Banks and other financials stocks led the gainers, while phone company stocks were down the most. Energy stocks rose as oil prices were headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 38 points, ...

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US stock indexes wobble; technology gains but energy slides

U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday as technology companies rise while energy firms fall with the price of oil. Investors are reacting to another drop in bond yields by selling bank stocks and buying high-dividend utility companies. Major indexes are little changed. More stocks are down than up as the market comes off its biggest loss in five months. KEEPING SCORE: ...

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Global stocks mostly higher as oil recovers

Global stocks mostly rose and the dollar weakened on Tuesday as crude oil prices recovered following recent heavy losses. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,033 and Germany’s DAX gained 0.1 percent to 12,068. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 7,422. U.S. shares were set to advance with Dow futures trading up 0.1 percent and ...

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US stocks drift mostly lower in early afternoon trading

Major U.S. indexes are drifting mostly lower in early afternoon trading. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as crude oil prices dropped. Banks also moved lower. European markets fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving the European Union next week. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost ...

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Smith promoted to Captain

Charles Louis Smith III, of Jackson has completed his training with FedEx and has been promoted to Captain. Smith began his pilot career in 1993 and began his tenure as an Air Force Pilot from 1994-2007. He was assigned as a C-17 pilot for the Jackson Mississippi National Guard as well as piloting for the FedEx Corporation.

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FSNA announces opening of U-Save Car and Truck Rental in Hattiesburg, Fulton

FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC. (“FSNA” or the “Company“) (FSN.V) announced today the opening of two new U-Save Car & Truck Rental locations in the U.S.  Franchise Agreements were signed for two neighborhood locations in Hattiesburg and Fulton. FSNA is extremely excited about these new locations and the continued growth of the system. FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture ...

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Staplcotn promotes Reichle

Henry N. “Hank” Reichle was recently promoted to Executive Vice President at Staplecotn in Greenwood. Reichle began his career with Staplcotn in 2004 as a member of the marketing staff and was promoted to Senior Director of Export Sales in 2005. Reichle was promoted to Vice President of Export Sales and Market Administration in 2010 and to Vice President of ...

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Innovators Hall of Fame to add Sanderson, Howards, Mara and Sethi

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award, which is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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