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Gov. Bryant flips on trade pact since 2015

By JACK WEATHERLY Gov. Phil Bryant said in a December 2015 interview that he supported the United States joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “I hope it’s approved, and I hope that we’re a strong part of it,” Bryant told the Mississippi Business Journal. Yet Bryant, a staunch supporter of Donald J. Trump, who has since been elected president and “vetoed” America’s ...

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US stocks jump as Microsoft leads a tech stock surge

  NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising sharply on Friday, led by a big gain in technology companies after Microsoft posted a strong fourth quarter, as did Visa and MasterCard. Global stock indexes also rallied. Asian markets climbed after Japan’s central bank announced more aggressive moves to stimulate that country’s economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose ...

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Gov. Bryant touts benefits of 12-nation free-trade agreement

By JACK WEATHERLY  Gov. Phil Bryant says he hopes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be approved because he believes it will enhance Mississippi exporting. “I hope it’s approved, and I hope that we’re a strong part of it,” Bryant said in an interview after the annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting program at the Jackson Convention Complex on Dec. ...

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Yates leading delegation to Japan; Gov. Bryant also headed to trade conference

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States. Bryant’s spokesman said today that the governor will attend the 37th annual meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan-U.S. Southeast Associations, or SEUS-Japan. The meeting takes place Sept. 18-20 in Tokyo. William Yates III, president and ...

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MSU to hold meeting to gauge interest in Japanese culture

The coming of Yokohama Tire to the Golden Triangle has prompted one Mississippi public university to host an event aimed at measuring interest in Japanese culture. The Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences will host local community leaders at an informational meeting to gauge interest in its Japan Outreach Initiative. The meeting will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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Here we go again: Another big down day for Dow

NEW YORK — Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 points — a return to the wild swings that gripped the stock market last week. Stocks were only part of ...

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Cottrell lecturing in Japan

Stephen Cottrell, assistant director of the Office of International Services at Mississippi State University and a J. William Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar at the University of Nagasaki, is spending the month of December representing the United States and the university in Japan. In addition to leading lectures, he is participating in seminars on cultural geography’s role in international higher education ...

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