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Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

» The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 611 points, or 3.4 percent, its biggest fall since August Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute. The U.K.’s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties ...

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WE LAW: Corporate governance and management

Mitt Romney was right. Corporations are “people” – at least in the sense that they have many of the same rights and obligations as individuals. Corporations (and other business entities) can enter into contracts, incur debt, sue and be sued. Business entities cannot, however, act on their own behalf. Determining who has the power and authority to act for and ...

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Cybersecurity experts hunting cyber threats from home in Mississippi

A network of cybersecurity experts working from their homes in South Mississippi are on the hunt for cyber threats IN a multitude of industry environments. Rebekah Wilke, who works from her Bay St. Louis home, heads a virtual security operations center for Raytheon Foreground Security that provides advance cyber monitoring, threat hunting and other professional services. “Providing protection from targeted ...

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Jackson’s At Home putting out welcome mat for customers

By JACK WEATHERLY At Home is open for business, after converting the 128,000-square-foot building at 6360 Ridgewood Court in Jackson that had been the home of Sam’s Club until August. And as the name implies, its all about furnishing the home. “We don’t sell frozen food or tires,” said Stacey Sullivan, spokeswoman for the Plano, Texas-based chain. It will have an ...

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Butler Snow expands into Texas

Ridgeland-based Butler Snow has expanded into Texas with the addition of attorneys Martin A Sosland, Gary W. Davis and José M. Luzarraga. Sosland will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring group in Dallas; Davis and Luzarraga will practice with the firm’s product liability group in Austin and Dallas respectively. “Texas is an important strategic market for the firm and we ...

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Renasant CEO Robin McGraw finds success in a life of working hard

By NASH NUNNERY  The ‘work hard play hard’ maxim has become a rather common mantra in America, but E. Robinson “Robin” McGraw discovered ‘life balance’ as a boy growing up in Louisville, Miss. Situated in the rolling “Red Hills” of east central Mississippi, the quaint town exudes Southern charm but was built on hard work and fortitude. So was young ...

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Hancock Fabrics to close remaining stores

The remaining 185 stores of Hancock Fabrics will close, according to Dennis Seid of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, bringing an end to the fabrics and crafts retailer that was founded in Tupelo in 1957. On Thursday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the sale of the stores to Great American Group, which had offered about $65 million for ...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries promotes Smith

Dawn Smith has been promoted to director, diversity and inclusion, at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Smith will provide leadership and serve as a resource and subject matter expert on diversity, inclusion and equality issues and initiatives across the HII enterprise. She will also serve as principal adviser to the senior executive staff, as well as the corporate office Diversity & Inclusion ...

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Mississippi’s Hancock Fabrics seeks bankruptcy protection

BALDWYN — Fabric and sewing supply retailer Hancock Fabrics is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in nine years. The company, based in Baldwyn, Miss., made the filing Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. In its filing, Hancock estimates both its assets and its debts at between $100 million and $500 million. In its bankruptcy ...

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Peavey receives lifetime award

Music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AV Awards ceremony in London, England. Recognized for his pioneering efforts and 50 years of successful innovation and manufacturing, Peavey appeared in person to accept the award before a crowd of 950 cheering ...

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