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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Cash Management Manager

Christy Holifield has been named Corporate Cash Management Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel.  Holifield will be responsible for supporting the company’s treasury and cash management operations, as well as developing strategies to maximize efficiencies, safeguard assets and minimize costs. Holifield began her career with Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee in 2002. Since then, Holifield has held ...

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Cal-Maine reports $16 million loss for quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported on Monday a net loss of $16 million, or 33 cents per share, for the first fiscal quarter compared with a net loss of $30.9 million, or 64 cents, for the year-earlier period. Net sales were $262.8 million, compared with $239.8 million for the prior-year period. MarketWatch reported that the FactSet Research Systems Inc. ...

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The Ramey Agency Appears again on the Inc. 5000 list

For the second year in a row, Inc. magazine named The Ramey Agency to its 36th annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. CEO Chris Ray, called the achievement is a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication and commitment. The Ramey Agency is a brand strategy and marketing communications company with 40 employees and ...

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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Processing Manager

Casey Butts has been promoted to Corporate Processing Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel. As a Corporate Processing Manager, Butts will provide leadership in the management and administration of the company’s 11 processing divisions and one further processing facility. He will work closely with plant management at the company’s McComb, Mississippi and Moultrie, Georgia processing facilities by providing ...

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Sanderson earnings more than double for 3rd quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Higher product prices and lower feed costs in a stable market enabled Sanderson Farms to record net income of $115.8 million, or $5.09 per share, for the third fiscal quarter, compared with $54.7 million, or $2.42 per share, a year earlier. Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and chief executive said in its report that retail grocery prices, ...

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US stocks climb after strong private payroll report

U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday after a survey of private businesses showed that hiring was very strong last month. That was a relief to investors, who were worried about spending after a weak report on auto sales earlier this week. Energy and basic materials companies are making some of the biggest gains, and the Nasdaq composite is on track for ...

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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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