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Is danger ahead for utility companies?

At one time telephone companies had monopolies providing landline telephones. Deregulation meant that telephone companies were split up, people could choose which company to get service from, and telephone companies lost their monopoly. Later, cell phones further disrupted the landline telephone company model. Could monopoly power companies be the next business model to be disrupted by new technology? Could energy ...

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Heading out of Hinds: Census confirms Rankin, Madison prime destination

The 2010 Census shows Jackson and Hinds County had a net loss of about 5,500 people over the decade. Rankin and Madison counties are generally of thought to be the destination for many of the former residents. This shift is borne out by income tax filings tracked by Southern Rural Development Center demographic researcher Dr. Roberto Gallardo. The filings he ...

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Mississippi’s ‘Brain-Drain’

Teen pregnancy, ‘anti-intellectual’ culture blamed for economic woes As a tracker of Mississippi’s economic and population shifts, Pete Walley has looked closely at the 2010 census numbers on the state and its counties. What he’s seeing, he says, is a six-decade-old theory on population migration playing out in the Magnolia State: “Those that can will migrate to find better opportunities.” ...

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