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Stion solar panels powering school district in New York state

By JACK WEATHERLY A Stion Corp. solar electric array is powering the Avon Central School District in Avon, New York. Stion’s solar panels were manufactured in Hattiesburg, Miss. and include a 25-year warranty, which will enable the district to generate more than $1 million in electricity credits over the lifetime of the panels. The array, which is the largest such ...

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Global stocks drift lower on global growth concerns

Stock markets around the world and oil prices were weighed down Friday by concerns over the global economy ahead of a raft of U.S. and Chinese economic data. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent at 9,875 but the CAC-40 in France fell 0.2 percent to 4,283. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.4 ...

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MONDAY MONEY: Stocks edge higher behind media companies and retailers

Stocks are edging higher Monday as media companies and retailers gain ground. Hotel chains Starwood and Marriott are climbing again as Marriott and Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group try to buy Starwood. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,549 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ...

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Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sectors take a beating

Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in midday trading Monday. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 308 points, or 1.9 percent, to 15,897 as of 12:25 ...

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

  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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Mississippi in multi-state probe of VW’s bogus emissions tests

By TED CARTER Mississippi has joined more than two dozen other states in investigating whether German car manufacturer Volkswagen used deceptive trade practices to convince consumers that their cars were environmentally friendly, when they weren’t. Attorney General Jim Hood’s office declined to say whether Mississippi joined the multi-state investigation. The office said only that “the nature of this investigation has been ...

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Mississippi inmate seeks resumption of conjugal visits

JACKSON — A federal magistrate judge will determine if Mississippi inmates have a protected right to conjugal visits. An inmate makes that argument in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court against the Department of Corrections and former corrections chief Christopher Epps. Epps ended the more than a century-old practice of allowing conjugal visits for inmates on Jan. 31, 2014. ...

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BOOK BIZ — Learning the realities of life after college with My Salinger Year

Any reading, word-loving, literary-minded person will identify with Joanna Rakoff and her desire to immerse herself in the literary world of books, authors and publishing. And where to fulfill this dream? New York City, of course. In the 1990s, Rakoff leaves graduate school and takes a job as a poorly paid assistant at a famous literary agency in the Big ...

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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development at Brown University and her ...

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