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JOSH MABUS — What happened to quality?

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I noticed a post on Facebook recently. A friend posted a picture of a ripped cuff on his shirt. The caption asked, “What happened to quality?” It was a (relatively) cheap shirt from a big-box retailer (I know because I own the same one). So what did happen to quality? No long ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced a $30,000 car. I drive ...

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State economic development leaders optimistic of 2015

State business and economic development leaders are optimistic that the sluggish economic recovery from the 2008 recession will kick into high gear in 2015. At 7.6 percent, Mississippi had the second highest unemployment rate in the country in November. But that is a significant improvement from rates of more than 10 percent in 2011, and there are signs that employment ...

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Mobile lands aircraft builder Airbus, 1,000 new jobs

French aircraft builder Airbus has selected Mobile as home for a $600 million plant for producing the A320 150-seat passenger plane. The plant is expected to employ 1,000 workers to reach a target of producing four of the commercial aircraft by 2017, The Associated Press reported Monday. It also will create about 2,500 construction jobs, officials have said. The A320 ...

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Social Super Bowl

JACKSON- Maris West & Baker’s Randy Lynn talks with MBJ-TV about Super Bowl XLV and how many familiar brands are adding social media to their annual advertising budgets. Popular Super Bowl commercial titans like Mercedes, E-Trade and Coca-Cola are now chasing after fans on the Internet through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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