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Continental celebrates completion of plant

Continental AG tires rolled out one of its first tires made at its plant near Clinton on Wednesday and the Germany-based company rolled out the red carpet for state and local officials and selected guests to celebrate the completion of the construction of the facility. The construction process began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests joined 250 Continental employees for the ...

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TODD SMITH — ABC ‘World News Tonight’ gains in popularity

David Muir, anchor of ABC “World News Tonight” is delivering the news to a broader audience. The nightly news program has become one of the most-watched network programs, according to Variety. Since joining the newscast as anchor in 2014, the network has gained audience share. Muir recently spoke to the publication to discuss what today’s audience is seeking from the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — PERS trying to stay invisible until after elections

Did you get a glimpse Mississippi’s invisible black hole? It briefly appeared over the past year in the Bigger Pie Forum, an Associated Press article by Jeff Amy, and the Jackson Jambalaya blog. “The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is a ticking fiscal time bomb,” headlined the Bigger Pie story. “Analysis: Public retirement plan pressure won’t end soon,” was ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Why you need cyber insurance and what you should know

3,813 – that’s the number of reported data breaches tracked through June 30, 2019, putting 2019 on track “to be the worst year on record for data breach activity,” according to the 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, conducted by Risk Based Security. This is an increase of 54 percent over 2018 figures during the same time period. The average ...

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Rural groceries fill need, face struggles

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal After Shannon Mississippi’s only grocery store closed in early September, local resident Jennifer Watts felt the loss of the long-time community staple “like a death in the family.” Quality Discount Foods served Shannon since 1972. With its doors now closed, residents are left with questions about the accessibility of fresh food and other groceries. ...

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TODD SMITH — Americans are wary of role social media plays in delivering the news

While debate rages over how social media sites can improve the quality of news they offer while enforcing rules fairly, most Americans are pessimistic about these efforts and are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, conducted July 8-21, majorities say that social media companies have ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Why process matters

Process is defined as “a series of actions or operations conducing to an end,” according to Merriam-Webster. Goal is defined as “the end toward which effort is directed.” The situation with the hiring of a new chancellor at Ole Miss is a good example of why the process can be as important as the goal. The goal was clear: Hire ...

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Business interruption can spell doom without proper insurance

By BECKY GILLETTE What happens when you have to close your business for a period of time to have repairs done after insured events such as fire, water damage, theft, hail, a hurricane, a tornado or other disasters? Closing even for a few days can greatly disrupt income for the business that still has to pay its employees, the rent, ...

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Telecommuting may be the ultimate employee benefit

Some people might consider having their employer allow them to work at home at least part of the week even better than a promotion and wage increase. While this isn’t suited to all types of businesses, many jobs today involve working on the phone and Internet, which can be done just as easily in a home office as anywhere else. ...

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