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

A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  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


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


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


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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Students gain fashion sense and jobs with Utica program

Shricker Johnson aligns a piece of material on a sewing machine in the Fashion Technology program at Hinds Community College's Utica Campus. Johnson is a first-year student in the program. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

By LYNN LOFTON  The Clothing and Fashion Design technical program at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus is helping students achieve personal and employment goals. Program participants learn to create fashions for themselves and family members while preparing to enter the work force. The Clothing and Fashion Design program was originally started in 1969 under the name of Clothing and Textile ...

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Wayne Farms plant in Laurel, Miss, to lay off 500


LAUREL — A Georgia-based poultry company says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, Georgia, said in a news release that one customer has contracted for the entire plant’s output, but wants only whole birds. Spokesman Frank Singleton said in a telephone ...

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NEWSROOM BLOG — Jackson mayor finally speaks on airport issue


Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has been the invisible man in the debate over control of Jackson Medgar Wiley-Evers International Airport, leaving it to others to argue against taking control of the airport away from Jackson City Hall. Not wanting to steal the spotlight from Punxsutawney Phil, Yarber chose the day after Groundhog Day to surface long enough to issue an ...

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Mississippi plans incentives for tire plant, shipyard


Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives beginning Thursday for a tire plant and a shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs. Gov. Phil Bryant called a special legislative session Wednesday, a day after a lawmaker told The Associated Press that such legislation was imminent. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, ...

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