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SemiSouth product adopted by electronics company

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories, an innovator in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, announced that its breakthrough product, a highly efficient, normally-off SiC JFET, has been adopted for the first time by a consumer electronics company for use in a new audiophile-quality power amplifier. The new J2 Power Amplifier, designed by audio innovator Nelson Pass for First Watt, a high-quality amplifier ...

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Harborside/HHC Nutrition case settled

OXFORD — Harborside Healthcare and HHC Nutrition Services will pay the United States $1.375 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the company received kickbacks and assistance under the guise of a sham durable medical equipment (DME) provider, the Justice Department announced. The government alleged that McKesson Corp., and its affiliate MediNet Corp. provided the kickbacks and assistance and, ...

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Workers eligible for TAA benefits

AMORY — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that approximately 8,600 workers from companies in 17 states, including Mississippi, are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Here in Mississippi, affected workers of True Temper Sports Inc. in Amory are eligible. Workers covered by these latest TAA certifications will be contacted by their respective states with instructions on ...

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MSU program celebrates anniversary

STARKVILLE — The center of Mississippi State University’s (MSU) floral management academic program will celebrate its 75th anniversary Oct. 30 with several special public activities. The University Florist’s milestone recognition will feature a 10 a.m. program led by university professor emeritus Ralph Null of Columbus. Null, retired director of MSU’s hands-on teaching laboratory and professional flower shop, is an award-winning ...

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I-59 project awarded to Tanner

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an $11.6 million contract to Tanner Construction of Jones County to reconstruct two miles of roadway on Interstate 59 from Fourth Avenue to Chantilly Street in Jones County. Work on the interstate reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in the next week and will include clearing and grubbing along the ...

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JA chapter tops in growth

JACKSON — Junior Achievement of Mississippi (JA) is number one in the percentage growth in number of students served and number of classes comparing 2007-08 figures to 2008-09 figures, according to Jack Kosakowski, president of Junior Achievement USA. Scherry Gilliland, JA Mississippi president and CEO, said, “Hard work pays off. We increased the number of students we reached from 5,407 ...

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Is GreenTech the real deal?

Tuesday in Tunica, a Chinese businessman made the biggest economic development announcement in Mississippi in almost three years, and Gov. Haley Barbour was nowhere in sight. Xiaolin “Charles” Wang said his automotive manufacturing facility would produce 150,000 hybrid vehicles annually and employ 1,500 people directly, and the Mississippi Development Authority’s executive director was out of the country with Barbour. If ...

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Unemployment claims decline

In the week ending Oct. 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment in the U.S. was 521,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 539,750, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.5 percent for the week ...

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Keenum's investiture to be scaled down

STARKVILLE — Next week’s investiture of Mark E. Keenum as Mississippi State’s 19th president will include members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation and Gov. Haley Barbour, among other special guests. However, Keenum has requested that the event be trimmed in lieu of state and university budget cuts. Keenum, a university alumnus who became the land-grant institution’s chief executive in January following ...

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