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BOOK BIZ — Digging into reasons we’re happy, or not

What makes you happy? What’s likely to make you happy in the future? The answers may seem obvious to you, but Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness will show you that they’re actually anything but. This lively book is not a self-help manual, but a work of psychology written for a popular audience. It’s a book I’ve read more than once, ...

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Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’

During a press conference today in Ridgeland, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto unveiled plans for Seafood R’evolution, an upscale restaurant offering a cultural fusion of foods and flavors that have shaped the Gulf Coast culinary landscape for generations. Seafood R’evolution, with a select menu of items paying homage to Mississippi’s rich culinary heritage, will be located in Renaissance at ...

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Carter Church — Being a Carnival designer is a year-long occupation

Carter Church’s talents as a costume designer keep him busy working with Carnival krewes in Mississippi and Louisiana all year long. “I’ve always enjoyed Mardi Gras,” the Jackson-born and New Orleans-raised Church said. “It’s a fun time, and it’s fun to watch somebody transformed from one life to somebody else.” But the creative demands under deadlines have given Church what ...

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BOOK BIZ: A look at New Orleans charter schools

Anyone interested in the effort to establish charter schools in Mississippi, may want to read this book written by veteran education reporter Sarah Carr about the charter schools in New Orleans. Rather than take a broad look at the whole system, she offers a look at three specific schools in the aftermath of the re-organization following Hurricane Katrina. Granted this ...

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Entergy issues statement about Superdome outage

Entergy has issued a statement regarding last night’s Super Bowl power outage: “Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system.  Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, ...

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Serving the state’s quiet wealth

The expansion of investment banking firm Chaffe & Associates from its base in New Orleans into Jackson in 2011 was a natural extension of its business that provides services in three main areas — valuations, merger and acquisitions and financial institutions. “The New Orleans and Jackson markets are similar in that they are populated with private companies, and there are ...

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Picks and pans for 2012

As we roar full speed into the New Year, it’s time to look back at Book Biz’s picks and pans for 2012. The column shined the spotlight on a wide array of books, including fiction, non fiction, photography, a cookbook and books by Mississippians and about Mississippians. We’re pleased to present a variety of books for different reading tastes. Hopefully, ...

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Mississippi economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

JACKSON — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. Forecasters discussed their outlook at a Tuesday conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to grow 1.6 percent in 2013, compared to an expansion of only 0.5 percent this year. ...

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Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less revenue during the period when ...

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