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Leaders of 75 national businesses urge state to scrap gay discrimination law

Mississippi’s Freedom of Conscience law and the widespread perception of it as discriminatory toward gays, lesbians and transgender people have brought an open letter from 75 leading CEOs and business leaders across the country urging state elected leaders to repeal the law that goes into effect July 1. The letter includes the signatures of executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capital One, Castlight ...

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TODD SMITH — Poor writing skills costing brands billions each year

Clear communication is an essential skill for any brand, but what’s shocking is how much time and money businesses spend each year to bring employees up to a basic proficiency level. Writing seems to be one of the skills requiring the most remedial training. A study from CollegeBoard, a panel established by the National Commission on Writing, indicates that blue ...

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Updated: DAK Americas expanding operations in Hancock County

MBJ staff DAK Americas is expanding its Hancock County operations at Port Bienville with the construction of manufacturing facilities to produce 230 million pounds per year of polyester staple fibers. The company said the expansion is a multi-million dollar investment will create 86 jobs, bringing the work force at the facility to 239, according to a news release.  DAK’s Pearl River site ...

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MSU launches new journal promoting research, outreach

STARKVILLE — Faculty in Mississippi State University’s School of Human Sciences recently launched a journal to promote academic research and outreach in human sciences and Extension topics. The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed publication with articles about human development; family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; Extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition ...

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