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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

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JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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HUD’s racism charge could nudge Ridgeland into settling housing bias issues

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By TED CARTER Ridgeland can put health and public safety atop its list of reasons to rid the city of a great number of its multi-family housing units. But then it must justify the dislocation of large numbers of low-and-moderate-income residents, many of whom are black and Hispanic. That justification is probably out of reach, according to Ed Sullivan, who practiced ...

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Telemedicine providers propose legislation on rules

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By JACK WEATHERLY It’s been about six months since the Mississippi Medical Licensure Board said it would provide an economic impact statement linked to its proposed rules changes for telemedicine. Meantime, Teladoc Inc., the nation’s largest telemedicine provider, has introduced a set of rules of its own in a bill in the Legislature. The board is seeking to require videoconferencing ...

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Having a good internship ‘really sets students apart in the eyes of employers’

After his internship with California-based electric car maker Tesla, Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker says it would be wonderful to go back to work for them someday.

By BECKY GILLETTE College internships can land students in interesting places. Two University of Southern Mississippi doctoral students, Dave Krzeminski and Nadine Lippa, earned internships at Adidas headquarters in Germany. And with two earlier internships under his belt, Mississippi State University electrical engineering student Hagan Walker landed an internship this past summer with Tesla, a California-based automotive and energy storage ...

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An early gain for stocks is gone by midday; retailers sink

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  NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses at midday after a mid-morning rally faded. Retailers had some of the biggest losses Thursday. Ralph Lauren plunged 17 percent after its revenue fell short of forecasts. Kohl’s also sank 17 percent. GoPro tumbled 13 percent after the maker of wearable cameras issued disappointing results. The price ...

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JOSH MABUS — A smile remembered, Jack Reed

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I didn’t have a deep personal relationship with Jack Reed Sr. Most of my time spent with Mr. Jack was at weddings, community events or quick conversations in restaurants around Tupelo. Through these brief interactions, I have been lucky to observe at least part of an incredibly beautiful life and no doubt absorb a great amount of inspiration. In the ...

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BOOK BIZ — Celebrating the brain’s amazing ability to change

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For many years, the prevailing view in brain science held up three beliefs as staunch truth. First, that once past certain developmental stages, our brains were unable to adapt or grow in any significant way. Next, that when parts of the brain were damaged, either from disease or by accident or injury, that damage was largely permanent. And third, that ...

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TODD SMITH — Here’s a sneak peak at The Super Bowl 50 ads

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Whether it’s cars, chips or beer, ,the usual super suspects are lining up to make the 50th Super Bowl more than a game to remember – at least when it comes to the ads. With the Super Bowl set for Sunday, advertisers have given us  a peek at what they’ve got planned. They have a lot at stake as they ...

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No records, but cattle markets offer promise

Cattle at the Henry H. Leveck Animal Research Center at Mississippi State University benefit from a concrete pad under the water trough in their pasture on Jan. 28, 2016. Concrete pads can reduce muddy conditions cattle endure during each Mississippi winter. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

STARKVILLE — Beef cattle producers are not seeing the record high prices from a year ago, but strong export numbers are providing reasons to hope 2016 will be profitable. “Per capita consumption is predicted to be higher in 2016, beef production is expected to be up, and, most importantly, exports are projected to be significantly better than in 2015,” said Brian Williams, ...

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